Oshawa school celebrates 50 years of Catholic education
Generations of students and teachers gathered recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa.
Festivities kicked off on Sept. 9 with an opening mass at St. Mary of the People Parish to honour the Sisters of St. Joseph, followed by a drop-in reception at the school.
"A school, like any community, is the sum of its people and I just wanted to come back and see some of my classmates because I have so many good memories," said Courtice resident Patrick Drumm, a member of Dwyer's first graduating class in 1967.
The school was originally called Oshawa Catholic High School before it was renamed after the late Msgr. Paul Dwyer, who had petitioned relentlessly for a Catholic school during his lifetime. Various members of the community praised him, along with the Sisters of St. Joseph, for their unwavering support for Catholic education.
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