Landry Cormier

Let’s give three cheers for Landry Cormier.

Cormier, 18, is a Council Bluffs native and a senior at St. Albert High School. He’s been a part of the Falcons and Saintes family since kindergarten, and today is the last day Cormier will walk the halls as a student. He looked back at his time at the school with fondness, noting that the people and education helped prepare him for the next step in life.

“It’s a nice place if you value community and education,” he said. “I felt at home the whole time I was here, and I don’t think I would have wanted to go to school anywhere else.”

The St. Albert Class of 2019 graduates Sunday, and Cormier said it’s been a long time coming. With no finals in the way and just a few formalities between him and the end of the year, Cormier said he’s glad to see the light at the end of his high school tunnel.

“I’m mostly just tired,” he said with a laugh. “I need a nap!”

He said he is looking forward to crossing the stage to receive his diploma. He said he isn’t sure how he’s going to feel once he’s finally graduated, so he will see what happens Sunday.

Cormier said he is starting his college career at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is going to establish residency in the state while earning general education and elective credits before transferring to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to study in the school’s film and new media production program. He said he’s wanted to be a part of making movies since he was 3. He was deeply involved as an actor in the St. Albert drama department and he is eager to learn photography, video editing and more.

“I love the way you can paint so much in a single frame without using words,” he said.

Cormier plans to spend his summer working and relaxing. He wants to go on a big road trip before the fall semester begins. He said he isn’t quite sure when he wants to go yet, but he definitely wants to travel somewhere with water.

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