I was born in London, but spent four years in Bruce County, my high school years, in 1967. I attended Chesley High School. The school closure saddens me. It was a small school with kids from all walks of life. It was an awesome experience for athletics. The school brought home top prize many times. I supported the teams. The school encouraged all students to be supportive of whatever someone did, whether it was sports, drama, art, glee club etc. We all did what we could. School spirit was key. I also helped out with the special needs students and worked hard for good marks. The staff was always encouraging.