This Friday won’t be just another convocation for Haliburton School of the Arts. This year it will feature the first graduates of the new Integrated Design and Studio Process Advancement programs.

They’re joining over 100 students who will cross the stage to receive their hard earned certificates. Student awards will also be handed out and the ceremony will feature a speech from this year’s valedictorian, James Lightle.

A total of 14 arts and environmental programs will see students graduate this semester.