Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee released the following statement on Yukon Graduate Day:
As Minister of Education, I am so pleased to announce that June 10, 2020 has officially been proclaimed “Yukon Graduate Day”.
Graduation is such an important milestone for every student, their families and their school communities. It is a time to celebrate dedication and achievement in learning. It marks the transition into next the stage of life, continuing to the next level at school, starting postsecondary studies or embarking on a career.
As you all know, formal graduation ceremonies have been postponed and Yukon schools are determining when they can safely hold formal cap and gown celebrations. Until then, students, parents, families, principals, teachers, graduation committees, Yukon First Nations and Yukon University have found alternative ways to honour and celebrate the accomplishments of all Yukon graduating students. Thank you all for the community spirit you have shown. Your creativity, ability to adapt and imaginations are a positive example and let our graduates know how much you care.
Yukon Graduate Day is an opportunity for Yukoners to celebrate the accomplishments and success of Yukon graduating students. It allows us to come together to celebrate, support and recognize the incredible resiliency, perseverance and optimism that Yukon students and graduates have shown during their learning journeys. The Government of Yukon is pleased to recognize the many accomplishments of this year’s graduates on Yukon Graduate Day. I look forward to seeing how the graduates of 2020 will continue to make all Yukoners proud. They are our future.