Monday, June 17, 2024

Petition launched to have three deceased Reynolds Secondary School students honoured in yearbook


Saanich’s Reynolds Secondary School is facing criticism after refusing to honour three students who tragically passed away in recent years.

The three boys, Kaydence, Jesse, and Gavin, were set to graduate this year. 

According to Crystal Bourque, the mother of Kadence who died after being struck by a vehicle, students representing the yearbook committee and graduation class for this year requested a page in the 2023 yearbook remembering the three promising young students. 

After the idea was denied by the school administration, students came together to create a petition aimed at bringing attention to the school’s decision. At the time of publication, the petition has received 2,463 signatures of its 2,500 goal.  

Bourque recently took to the petition to share her perspective on the matter. 

“I am the mother of Kaydence and he would have undoubtedly been on the honour role and received recognition,” said Bourque. 

“I think it is a lovely idea for the yearbook graduating class to want to honour him. I think as long as the family of each boy gives permission to proceed then there should be NO pushback from the school. This is also a way for the students to process the grief they have experienced.” 

Victoria Buzz has reached out to Reynolds Secondary School for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication.

More to come.

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