SHAWVILLE Nov. 10, 2018
Pontiac High School’s graduating class of 2018 returned to their old stomping grounds Saturday night, to cross the stage, receive their diplomas, and, in at least the case of Vince Belland, snap a quick selfie with some favourite administration.
In an evening of celebrations, over $26,000 in prizes and bursaries were distributed, including the introduction of a brand-new memorial bursary, donated by Clifford Lloyd Cone.
“For people around our community you may remember Mr. Cone, he drove the local taxi,” said PHS principal Debra Stephens. “He was just, from what I remember, this lovely, quiet, unassuming man, and there’s an incredible lesson to be learned about never judging a book by its cover.”
“And there’s an incredible lesson to be learned in terms of just living a good life, and saving your pennies,” she continued.
Stephens explained that Cone had donated his estate, a grand total of $578,295.36, to PHS, so that every year two students would benefit from it.
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