|Issue 4||Friday September 5, 1997|
Clinton teacher picked as the best
CLINTON -- Back to school is special for Grade 3 students at Clinton Public School. Their teacher, Mrs. Lois Irons, has been honored as a Top Teacher by Kid's World magazine.
Mrs. Irons was chosen last May after one of her students entered a contest in the magazine. Cassie Renner, now in Grade 7, wrote a letter to the magazine telling them why her teacher was tops. The letter was one of thousands sent in to the contest. letters came from all across Canada.
Last June 13 people from the magazine, visited the school to honor Mrs. Irons, Cassie and the whole school. There were balloons and prizes. For entering the contest. Cassie won a $2,000
scholarship to be used at a college or university when she is older. For being Top Teacher, Mrs. Irons, received a free trip to anywhere air Canada flies. For having a Top Teacher in their school, Clinton Public School received a computer system and software.
Mrs. Irons and her husband were planning to take their trip this summer. When they were last talked to they were thinking about Israel and Egypt. "Some kind of desert summer vacation," she said.
Lois Irons has been teaching for six years, all at Clinton Public School. She switched from Grade 6 to Grade 3 this year. Cassie has always been a student at Clinton Public School.
Goderich known as prettiest town
GODERICH -- It is known as the "Prettiest Town in Canada". When you drive through Goderich, you will see why.
Goderick's beauty comes from sitting high on a bluff overlooking Lake Huron. A view from the top shows the busy harbor, sandy beaches and working grain elevators.
It is a town that has a lot to offer all year round. In the winter there is an annual Festival of Lights and Winter Festival. The trails make it perfect for hiking in the spring and fall and snowmobiling and skiing in the winter. All of this helped Chatelaine magazine name it as "One of the Ten Best Places to live in Canada."
The Goderich harbor is the only one of its kind on the east side of Lake Huron. It is also one of the most active ports in Canada. Every day cargoes of salt from the harbor's salt mines and grain from area forms, are shipped out on local and international freighters.
The beaches are a great place to relax and watch boats come in, do some sailing or windsurfing, and swim. There are three benches along the lakeshore, all connected by a boardwalk. The Goderich sunset is famous for miles around.
The town is also full of history. It was founded in 1827 by Dr. William "Tiger" Dunlop and John Galt. Most of the buildings and homes are designed from the Victorian era. The downtown is famous for its circle in the square shape. Buildings like the police station, courthouse and town hall, have a lot of character.
There are a few museums to visit like the Marine Museum, the Huron County Museum, the Sky Harbour Gallery, and the Huron Historic Gaol. The Gaol was the county jail from 1842 to 1972. People can tour the old jail and the Governor's House which was built next door in 1901.
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