Cheri Mactier and Kennedy Jessome pose with the grad sign prepared by Straightline Graphics (Submitted photo)

Local realtor and graphic designer create signs to support 2020 graduates

Cheri Mactier and Patrick Soderholm teamed up on an initiative to celebrate grad 2020

Ladysmith real estate agent Cheri Mactier, and Patrick Soderholm of Straightline Graphics have teamed up to create signs for the graduating class of 2020 in recognition of their accomplishments.

“I know from when I graduated what an important accomplishments it was,” Mactier said. “I have two children that both graduated, and that was more important to me than my own graduation… I thought this was a great way to bring some recognition to the grads for their huge accomplishment.”

Ladysmith Secondary School,( LSS) Grad Committee co-chair, Kennedy Jessome has helped Mactier distribute the signs to LSS graduates. Graduates are encouraged to take photos with the sign, then post those photos on social media with a tag to either Cheir Mactier or Straightline Graphics. This enters the graduates for an opportunity to win a $50 gift card. The more graduates that sign up, the more gift cards there are to win.

“I think it’s great. It’s great exposure for them, and it supports us as well,” Jessome said.

Mactier said she will likely continue this initiative in future years.

“It seems like such a great way to recognize the youth of our commmunity.”

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