On Saturday, June 23rd 2012 Robert Land Academy hosted its 33rd annual All-Academy Closing Ceremony and Graduation Parade. Nine Cadets graduated from grade 8, and 20 grade 12 seniors received their Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma, with every one of the Academy’s senior graduates continuing their education at university or college in the fall.
Head Boy and Valedictorian, Warrant Officer Paul Burrill, addressed the faculty, parents and guests in attendance. He spoke of the challenges he faced both prior to attending and while at RLA, and he thanked the faculty for their dedication and persistence, and his parents for giving him a “second chance” by sending him to Robert Land Academy. In his final words he urged, “Cadets of Robert Land, continue to work hard, and display the values that have been taught to us. They will serve you well.”
To read the full Valedictorian Address, click on the following link: 2012 Valedictory Address