Congrats to the grads!

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Veronica Hughes started her schooling at Point Roberts primary and moved on to the Blaine campus in third grade.

“I really enjoyed the academic options,” she said of her high school years. “I really thirsted for water and I had a lot to drink.”

Veronica was president of the honor society and president of Students With a Purpose, a volunteer organization that takes on international aid and community projects.

A talented musician, Hughes spent four years in band and was first chair clarinet in the wind ensemble. She also sang with the chamber choir for two years. The singer-songwriter has performed her own compositions at numerous venues and sang the national anthem to open a Vancouver Giants game earlier this year. She is a youth group leader with North Bay Christ the King Community Church and provides musical oversight for the program.

In the fall Veronica will attend Western Washington University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts with the goal of earning a degree in music education and vocal performance.

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Alexandria Szabo came to Blaine schools in third grade after starting her schooling at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen.

She played alto saxophone in the band for four years at Blaine High School and was active in the Students With a Purpose program.

This summer she is organizing a blood drive in Point Roberts.

Attending Langara College of Higher Learning in the fall, Alexandria plans to earn an associate’s degree and transfer to Simon Fraser University with the goal of becoming a high school history teacher. “I was inspired to become a teacher by my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Higgins,” she said.

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Phillip Booth, Blaine High School.

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Alexandra Grubb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts on May 17. She majored in Latin American Studies with a concentration in food and the environment. She is currently a program supervisor with Amigos de las Americas in the Dominican Republic.

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