Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today, I'm rising in the House to recognize Nunakput's class of 2020 graduates in our communities. There is nothing better than hearing parents and teachers celebrating the accomplishments of our students who have completed their school studies and onto new endeavours. Graduating in high school is a big deal. It takes study and a commitment. Graduation in the North is a bigger deal than what it is because of what we have to do is travel outside of our home communities in our riding. Sometimes, travelling and living outside the communities for our studies, graduation also marks entry to our young people into the adult world to begin their bigger dreams by pursuing trades, moving to post-secondary education, or entering the workforce.
Today, I want to congratulate the students of Nunakput on this monumental achievement and wish them all the best in their future endeavours. From Helen Kalvak Elihakvik School in Ulukhatok, congratulations to Mitchell Inuktalik, Lucy Ann Okheena, and Alexandria Bankskand. From Mangilaluk in Tuktoyaktuk, I want to congratulate the following graduates: Eriel Lugt, Shaeli Pokiak, Jewel Keevik, Carmen Kuptana, Gabrielle Nogasak, Demaris Elias-Noksana, Anna Panaktalok, and Roslyn Rogers. Out of Sachs Harbour, Alexis Lucas, who had to graduate in Inualthuyak; and Paulatuk Angik School, Shannon Green, Jorgon Ruben, Gracie Nakmaik, and Figuris Krengnaktuk. We are all very proud of you and wish you all the best in your future endeavours, and to keep continue in school, and all the best to them in 2020. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.