Shawville, October 5th, 2017 – At its regular council of commissioners meeting on September 26, the Western Québec School Board created the Cone Taxi Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was made possible by the late Clifford Lloyd Cone, who bequeathed $578,295.36 to the school board expressly for the students of Shawville’s Pontiac High School.
Each year, the male and female graduating student enrolled in a Canadian college, CÉGEP, or university with the highest academic standings will be given a scholarship equal to half of the yearly interest of the scholarship fund.
The highest academic standing is defined by the certifying Ministry examinations from secondary four (4) History, Science, Math; and secondary five (5) French and English.
“This is an incredible contribution to the future of our learning community. The value that Mr. Cone
has placed upon education will have life-changing effects on our students at Pontiac High, year after year.”
– Debra Stephens, Principal, Pontiac High School
“This is a great example of the community’s investment in English language education in our school system. I am
certain that Mr. Cone’s legacy will live on in the accomplishments of the recipients.”
– James Shea, Chairman, Western Québec School Board
“We are honoured to accept the responsibility of bringing Mr. Cone’s wishes to fruition.
We are deeply touched by his commitment to our students.”
– Mike Dubeau, Director General, Western Québec School Board