Mr. Speaker, it is graduation time in high schools across Canada and I want to rise to mark this milestone in the life of our young people.
First, I would like to thank our teachers: the teachers in Durham, Clarington, Scugog and Uxbridge for their dedication and mentorship to our young people.
I would like to congratulate the graduates on this achievement and wish them well as they embark on the path to college, university or the workforce.
I would like to highlight three exceptional young leaders from Durham: Mitchell Wootton, from Holy Trinity Catholic School in Courtice, winner of the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership and the Schulich Leadership Scholarship, an academic and peer leader, headed to engineering at Queen's University; Callen Hageman from Uxbridge Secondary School, winner of the prestigious Loran Scholarship for his academic and leadership potential, also headed to engineering at Queen's University; Keira Royle, from Clarington Central Secondary School, for her academic work and her advocacy for mental health with young people, headed to the University of Windsor.
Congratulations on these achievements and continue to strive for excellence in the future.