Class of 2020

Chase Secondary Class of 2020 Grad Video

Chase Secondary Class of 2020 Valedictorian Inez Hegelstad and Nikolai Hedrich

Inez Hegelstad

My school education has been a relatively positive experience. I have been lucky enough to have some great teachers and wonderful friends who have all supported me through it. I was also lucky enough to go through the youth train in trades program for my grade 12 year which allowed me to get my electrical level 1 early. 

Along the way I have found inspiration from both my teachers and my friends: From all the random study groups that my friends and I have had to all the times my teachers have taken the time to talk to me when I needed it. 

I would like to become a red seal electrician. So far, I have finished my first year of electrical theory and am currently working on getting my practical hours before going back for my second year. I am hoping that through my career I am able to help our society towards a more environmentally friendly way of living.

For my fellow grads I would first of all like to thank them for the past five years: it has truly been a wonderful journey. I would also like to wish them all luck for whatever the future may bring them: they all deserve something wonderful.

"Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, 'Would an idiot do that?' and if they would, I do not do that thing."

                                                              - Dwight Schrute

Nickolai Hedrich

Getting taught in a small school is quite different than a big one, I imagine. You have more limitations but the fact that you really get to know everyone and the teachers get to know you, makes up for it. I have enjoyed my stay at Chase Secondary tremendously. The last 3 months have been history in the making. It is strange to miss out on a 'normal' last year.

Having music class every year I gained a real appreciation for music and musical instruments. Playing music and collecting instruments is now one of my favorite past-times. 

I will be attending TRU for a Bachelor of Science in the fall but I am not sure if it will be online or not. Either way, I hope I find what I want to do with my life.

Don't worry so much about what happened, and more about what's happening.

"There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do."

                                                              - Bill Watterson

Photo Gallery: Class of 2020 will appear here on the public site.

We had something very poignant happen at grad and we would like to highlight the student involved. 

Gikie Yeung is a grade 12 student. She is very involved in the community and was the recipient of numerous awards at grad. 

List of the awards won by Gikie Yeung: 

  • SD 73 District Authority Scholarship-Community Service
  • TRU SD 73 Entrance Scholarship
  • Western Financial Group Award
  • Chase Parents Advisory Council Award
  • Chase Secondary School Bursary
  • Chase Lions Bursary
  • Chase Rotary Scholarship

We have a bursary that was setup by her family to honour her only brother Jorye Yeung, a former student of Haldane Elementary who died tragically at the age of 8 in 2008.  The bursary was setup to honour Jorye's memory and is given to a student annually who demonstrate exemplary community service and citizenship.  

Gikie would have been the perfect candidate for the award, but another student was chosen at the family's request. 

Sadly, tragedy struck Gikie's family again. On June 8th, a week before Gikie was to graduate high school her father died suddenly.  Her friends and the staff rallied around Gikie to support her during this difficult time. Her father worked at the local grocery store and was the primary income provider for the family.  Gikie's mother and Gikie also work at the local grocery store.

The staff quickly got together and donated enough money to purchase Gikie a MacBook that she could use for university. 

Gikie was the last grad of the evening on June 19th and most of the staff stayed to celebrate with her. She was presented with the MacBook after she had a chance to walk her final lap of the school. 

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