It seemed like the fight would go on for years and Rossland would continue to repel the school district Huns from the border and the high school would remain, ever on the endangered species list.
When the battle was lost to keep public high school grades in the city over three months ago, no one knew exactly what was really lost, and how deep the impact of the cut would be.
A depth of that cut will be felt this Friday when the last graduating class of Rossland Secondary School accepts its graduation certificates.
In Rossland the graduation ceremony has always been a community-wide event, with representation from the broad spectrum of the city taking part, not just the grads themselves and their families.
RSS graduation was a chance to celebrate life in the Mountain Kingdom, a corner of the world that many who live here find unique and invigorating. On Friday Rosslanders can celebrate one last time, and savour the flavour of success from a little school that could, and did, for 61 years.
— Rossland News