THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
THE GOOD: When a local man fell to the floor at a local bakery gasping for breath, the quick thinking of
three students from local private schools likely saved
his life. Branksome Hall students Morgyn McKerlie
and Claire Stirling and former Bishop Strachan
School student Samantha Teasdale put their lifesaving skills to good use and earned the trio an award from Toronto
Emergency Medical Services earlier this spring.
THE BAD: Robin Williams, star of possibly the greatest private school movie ever: Dead Poet’s Society, passed away this August. Williams inspired kids everywhere to “find their verse” and will be sorely missed by all. Though this loss has been felt worldwide, as Williams once said, “the powerful play goes on” and fans everywhere are saluting him with a hearty, “O Captain! My captain!”
THE BIZARRE: Toronto French School is one of a rare number of private schools to include a bona fide prince amongst its alumni. Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen, known around town as Hermann Leiningen, is the younger son of Prince Karl of Leiningen and of his wife Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria. He is related to King Boris III of Bulgaria, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. No word on whether or not Mr. Leiningen was also named Prom King, but it’s a good bet.
Student lifesavers McKerlie, Teasdale and Stirling