Two Palliser schools are celebrating their very first graduates.

Both Huntsville School in Iron Springs and John Davidson School in Coaldale serve a growing enrolment of Low German-speaking Mennonite students.

The schools began offering high school programming this year.

Nathan Reimer becomes the first graduate from Huntsville School this week while Pancho Wieler and Peter Neustaeter are graduating from John Davidson School.

Principals for both schools foresee larger graduating classes in the coming years with the hope that completing Grade 12 becomes the new normal.

Class of 2019 at Huntsville School, Nathan Reimer. Photo Courtesy of Palliser Regional Schools.