Twenty-four graduating students at Queen of Peace elementary school have each received a $40,000 scholarship — $10,000 for each of four years for post-secondary education — good only if they choose to attend nearby Cardinal Carter Catholic high school in Leamington, southeast of Windsor.
The 24 students — including a set of triplets — were called to the office Friday and school officials told them that an anonymous donor had made the contribution.
The donor wants to remain anonymous but is a great believer in Catholic education and post-secondary education, a Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board spokesperson told CBC Windsor.
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