Keep on singing: A group of teachers who wish to remain anonymous initiated the idea of a memorial bench for Althea Lewis, a former music teacher at Ponoka Elementary School who passed away recently. The idea was embraced by the whole staff and the custom-made bench was installed in the front hall of the school at the beginning of June. An anonymous teacher provided this statement: “Althea was a beloved, long serving music teacher at Ponoka Elementary who left her legacy in the school well before her passing. She was loved and revered by current and former staff and students. To honour the impact she has made on the community of our school, the staff of Ponoka Elementary donated money to purchase a beautiful custom bench that sits just inside the front doors. Just as Althea made everyone in her presence feel special, we felt a bench would bring something special to anyone who needed it.” The bench is inscribed: “In Memory of Althea Lewis. Keep on Singing.” Photo by Emily Jaycox

Memorial bench for Althea Lewis installed

Keep on singing: A group of teachers who wish to remain anonymous initiated the idea of a memorial bench for Althea Lewis, a former music teacher at Ponoka Elementary School who passed away recently. The idea was embraced by the whole staff and the custom-made bench was installed in the front hall of the school at the beginning of June. An anonymous teacher provided this statement: “Althea was a beloved, long serving music teacher at Ponoka Elementary who left her legacy in the school well before her passing. She was loved and revered by current and former staff and students. To honour the impact she has made on the community of our school, the staff of Ponoka Elementary donated money to purchase a beautiful custom bench that sits just inside the front doors. Just as Althea made everyone in her presence feel special, we felt a bench would bring something special to anyone who needed it.” The bench is inscribed: “In Memory of Althea Lewis. Keep on Singing.” Photo by Emily Jaycox

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