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July 9, 2014



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ADHS Graduates, (L-R), Natasha Dixon earned the Principalís Medal, Kirsten Dixon was named Valedictorian, and Jenna Dijkema was awarded the Governor Generalís Academic Medal, and the Principalís Award for Student Leadership.†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Photo: Matt Flikweert †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


ADHS graduates urged to contribute to the world at large


By Matt Flikweert


The Athens District High School Commencement 2013/2014 took place June 26, 2014. Platform guests were Rev. Bruce Demitroff (Athens Baptist Church), John McAllister (Board Trustee), David Coombs (School Superintendent), and Township of Athens Mayor Herb Scott. ADHS Principal is Marsha McNair.

The highlights of the graduation event included; Awards Presentations, Musical Selection by the ADHS band with Band Director Teacher Jim Palmer, Graduation Diplomas, Valedictory Address by Kirsten Dixon, Staff Response by Teacher Ashley Lawrence, Ontario Scholars, Governor Generalís Academic Medal (Jenna Dijkema), Principalís Award for Student Leadership (Jenna Dijkema) and the presentation of the Principalís Medal (Natasha Dixon).

ADHS Principal McNair said that ďthis particular class will be long remembered for its outgoing personalities, friendly smiles and care for others, leaving behind a legacy of fond memories. I challenge you to seek out opportunities to continue to contribute to the world at large and to measure your accomplishments by what you are able to share. Life doesnít just happen, you make it happen. You may not know it now but you will miss this, and we will miss you. Congratulations on your accomplishments so far. You can be certain, there will be many more to come.Ē

Ontario Scholars

ĎOntario Scholarí status is presented to a student who has received 80 percent or above in their best six Grade 12 courses.

ADHS 2013/2014 Ontario Scholars are: Trevor Withers (84.8), Casey Warren (85.7), Natasha Dixon (87.2), Kyla Newman (90.8), Jenna Dijkema (91.7), Kaitlyn Walker (90.5), Rowan Gray (88.3), Kirsten Dixon (83.8), Elizabeth Brown (81.8), Ryan Gomes (83), TJ Beale (83.8), and Ben Nyland (82.8).

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History of medicine showcased with sixth heritage sign


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The unveiling of the Medical sign in June 2014 included:(L-R): Henry Smid, Sherri Marshall-Stobo, Dr. Ben Stobo, Dr. Mark Dodds, Dr. Lindsey Bourque, Les Coutlee, MP Gord Brown, Mayor Herb Scott, Counsellor Rob Layng, George Tackaberry, and Brian Phillips.†††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Photo: Sally Smid††††††

By Sally Smid


The sun was coming up as a weary doctor emerged from a rural cabin where he had tended to the needs of a seriously ill patient. After a long, difficult night,he trudged through the snow to the hitching post where he had tied his horse.It was then that he realized that his steed had tired of waiting and had somehow broken loose and left for home on his own.Dr. Hart would need to request a ride back to his Athens residence and office across from the Athens Town Hall.

Almost 100 yearslater a large crowd gathered beside a modern well equipped medical facility in Athens for the unveiling of the History of Medicine in Athens interpretive sign. Henry Smid of the Athens Heritage Society introduced Sherri Marshall-Stobo who co-ordinated the project and designed the garden on behalf of the Doctors.As MC she explained that it was the desire of the doctors and herself to give back to the community by personally donating funds to the production and installation of this sixth sign.The Athens District Health Service Centre Board contributed funds to the garden, to compliment the new sign. Dr. Lindsey Bourque commented on the dedication of all of those who had gone before her in Athens to preserve and restore health to area residents.Dr. Mark Dodds noted the spirit of community pride and interest in heritage that he has sensed after serving four years.Dr. Ben Stobo has been practicing in Athens for 24 years and has become quite connected to the small community.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Continued on page 10




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