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|Status:||Entering 1st Year|
|Application Form:||Application Form|
|Occasion:||High School Graduation (June)|
|Description:||awarded to an incoming student from Montague Regional High School who maintained an 80% or geater average in their grade 11 year and displays an interest and enthusiasm for life-lon learning and an interest/commitment to their community and has financial need.|
|Background:||This scholarship was established at the University of Prince Edward Island in memory of John S Macdonald (1926 - 2008) - husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend, teacher, merchant, music lover, mentor, wood worker, nature lover and a man of faith. John S, as he was affectionately known, was born and raised in Cardigan, PEI. It was there with Bernadette, his wife of 55 years, that they built a home and raised a family of five children, all graduates of UPEI. Upon graduating from St. Dunstan's University in 1949 with a B.Sc., John S. worked in Montreal for a few years before being called back home to manage the family general store in Cardigan, R.J. Macdonald & Co. Ltd. Then in 1970, he accepted a teaching position at Montague Regional High School where he remained until his retirement in 1991. John S. Macdonald John S was an educator in every sense of the word. He did this with fierce enthusiasm, always in awe of the world we live in, of the miracle of birth, of the vastness of space, of the beauty of Beethoven. His natural curiosity about how things worked led him to be an avid reader and researcher. He was a great listener and was able to engage anyone in conversation. His interest in others, his sense of hope, his positive approach and praise gave a great boost to everyone with whom he interacted. He always sou ght the best way to explain things to others. His children always said "Dad will know". John S. paid attention to detail, he taught through example; he taught through encouragement; he taught through his faith; he taught through leadership; he taught using music and wood working as vehicles. John S. gave his wisdom and energy to serve his community - in church, in the school system, as a store owner and varied community organizations. A great family man of integrity and faith, John S. would be humbled by these words. In honour of all he stood for and to carry on his work to educate others and serve his community, this scholarship is created lovingly by his family. He is missed.|
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