School Days 6

This photo appeared on page 1 of the County Herald, May 4th, 1956. This series of photo’s show happy children proudly showing their parents the fruits of their labours. It’s amazing to see a small town school, run by community members, teaching a wide range of hands-on and academic skills. The success of the graduates speaks to a formula and educational theory that worked exceedingly well. The size and architecture of the school building display the pride the community took in its school and the important work done there.

The caption is below the photo. Please feel free to comment here or on the Facebook page that brought you here.

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Parents turned out in large numbers for the “open house” at the public school in Port McNicoll. Molly Malone a grade 7 pupil shows her mother, Mrs. Pat (Virgie) Malone, the dress she has made.

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School Days 5

Today’s picture is a mate to yesterday’s scholarship photo. Both were taken the same night at the new municipal hall. This picture was published in the same edition of the County Herald on December 13th, 1957.

Both the School Board and Branch 545 of the Royal Canadian Legion presented scholarships to these young recipients. Mr. Bruce Duncan, Chair of the school board is seen here with the winners of school board awards. The caption is below the photo.

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Last Friday night saw a number of Port McNicoll students presented with scholarships by both the village school board and by the Port McNicoll branch of the Legion. President of the School Board, R. B. Duncan made the presentation to the four girls pictured. Molly Malone, Helen Rudy, Helen Kovalak and Mary Loney.

School Days 4

Today’s offering was first seen in the County Herald on December 13th, 1957 along with the caption below the photo.

I’m assuming that these scholarships are being presented at around the time of high school graduation, however, I’d love to have more information and detail. The December date is somewhat confusing. Perhaps they are connected to Remembrance Day.

Note the concept map of Paradise Point on the wall behind Sharron Armstrong. Please reply on the Facebook page if you have additional information to share.

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Four girls and one boy were presented with scholarships by Russell Coughlin, president, on behalf of the Port McNicoll Legion, in a ceremony at Port’s municipal office last Friday. Nancy Bell, Sharon Armstrong, Helen Rudy, Mr. Coughlin, Molly Malone and Kirk Mitchell.