Although the COVID-19 pandemic made the celebration of high school graduation in Sicamous anything but ordinary, the generosity of organizations, businesses and individuals putting up bursaries for the graduates endured.
A total of 56 scholarships and bursaries were presented to graduates at the ERS graduation ceremony which was held at the starlight drive-in theater in Enderby.
The money to help out the grads totalled over $36,000.
The graduates’ walk across the stage as well as messages from valedictorians and local dignitaries were recorded earlier this month and shown on the screen at the drive-in.
Organizations that contributed awards for grads included the federal government, the Shuswap Film Society, the Eagle Valley Arts Council, Twin Anchors Houseboats, the local Royal Canadian Legion branch, the District of Sicamous and Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union.