Drumheller Valley Secondary School Graduation 2019 |

Drumheller Valley Secondary School Graduation 2019

High school graduation is an incredible milestone to reach and on May 23, 2019 students from Drumheller Valley Secondary School threw their caps in celebration of reaching that milestone. 

The Class of 2019 had 77 graduates and 24 of those students were from our international program. Highlights of the event were musical performances by international student Kate Guo on piano and Erin Bertsch doing vocals to the song "A Million Dreams" by Ziv Zalfman, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams. Also a group performed "Vita La Vida" by Cold play with international student Martin Peng doing vocals, international student Mary Park on the keyboard, Kate Kono and Grace Oh on violin.


2019 DVSS International Graduates

Munif Ali Mohammed Al-Masahli
(Munif Ali Mohammed)
Yuhan Cheng (Jessie)
Sylvia Egbu (Sylvia)
Rachael Oluwadamilola Fawibe
(Rachael Oluwadamilola)
Achille Jean T Ghesquiere (Achille Jean T)
Haiyang Guo (Alex)
Haiyi Guo (Kate)
Runhe Guo (Josh)
Seiner Hernandez Herrera (Seiner)
Nathan Takudzwa Jonas (Nathan Takudzwa)
Jae Hun Jung (Dennis)
Mpabuka Liz Keza (Liz)
Kosei Kuno (Kosei)
Sein Park (Sein)
Yeunbin Park (Mary)
Kaicheng Peng (Martin)
Tatsuya Liam Shikama (Liam)
Prabhdeep Singh (Prahb)
Eojin Song (Eojin)
Fu-Kai Tu (Chris)
Yutaro Ueno (Yutaro)
Zening Wang (Gavin)


The following are awards received by international students.

Congratulations to everyone!


Excellence in Education Award -This award is presented to the graduating class valedictorian in recognition of the student who strove for excellence in education.

Josh Guo

Governor General's Academic Medal - This medal is awarded for academic excellence in bronze, at the secondary school level. It is for the student who achieved the highest academic standing in the final year of high school, based on the first and second-semester report marks.

Josh Guo

Class of 2019 Valedictorian Address - Josh Guo

Address to the Teachers - Kate Guo




Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship - Awarded to a graduating DVSS student enrolled in a post-secondary program in business management.

Jessie Cheng

Three Drums of Wheat Local #20 ATA Teaching Scholarship - This award is given to the student who is accepted into a recognized college or university into a Faculty of Education.

Kate Guo

Royal Tyrrell Museum High Science Award - This award is presented to a student who has the highest science average based on a minimum of two 30-level science courses.

Josh Guo

Alex Semaka Memorial Award - Awarded to a student-driven by the spirit of competition and emulation, to strive for success and excellence and is entering a Faculty of Education.

Kate Guo


DVSS International Award - This award is presented to a student who has been the most dedicated to the International Program at DVSS.

Rachel Fawibe

The O'Shea's Menu Contest Scholarship - Awarded to the student who participated and won the O'Shea's and DVSS menu contest in April 2018. Students were marked on presentation of the item, the number of times sold for the month-long contest and guest feedback on their dishes.

Seungju Lee


TKD Catering Bursary - This bursary is in recognition of an international student that has an outgoing, positive personality, has been an ambassador for the DVSS international program, and has contributed to the cafeteria.

Rachael Fawibe


These awards are given to the subject indicated.

Math 31 - Josh Guo


Students must have an honors mark in order to qualify, and may only qualify in one category. 

Physics 30 - Josh Guo
Chemistry 30 - Kate Guo