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May still supporting students on her 100th birthday

Two bursaries were given to two students in honour of May Tuningley (centre, front row) at the former Carihi commerce teacher’s 100th birthday luncheon. The bursaries were given by the 1938-1959 Carihi School Reunion Committee. In the picture are (back row left to right): Lynn Hilton, Gloria Cameron, Evelyn Brendeland, Diana Kretz, and Barbara (Bunny) Howie; Front Row (left to right): Richelle Stewart, May Tuningly, Darcy Williamson - Photo submitted
Two bursaries were given to two students in honour of May Tuningley (centre, front row) at the former Carihi commerce teacher’s 100th birthday luncheon. The bursaries were given by the 1938-1959 Carihi School Reunion Committee. In the picture are (back row left to right): Lynn Hilton, Gloria Cameron, Evelyn Brendeland, Diana Kretz, and Barbara (Bunny) Howie; Front Row (left to right): Richelle Stewart, May Tuningly, Darcy Williamson
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Members of the 1938-1959 Carihi School Reunion Committee treated their former commerce teacher, May Tuningley, to lunch on May 24 to celebrate her 100th birthday.

At the luncheon two $500 bursaries were presented in her honour to Carihi students Darcy Williamson and Richelle Stewart.

The money comes from the balance of funds from the 2010 Carihi reunion.

During the early 1950s to 1970s, Tuningly taught typing, bookkeeping and shorthand to many of the students of the original Carihi School, which they named. That school was destroyed by fire int he early 1970s and Phoenix School rose out of those ashes.

The current senior high school quickly adopted the Carihi name.

Tuningley moved to the newly-named Carihi School where she taught many of the 1938-1959 reunion committee’s sons and daughters before her retirement.

“Her kindness and lovely smile gave all her students confidence,” said barbara Howie. “She is a blessing to us and fondly remember to this day by all her former pupils. Thank you Miss Tuningley.”

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