From Florida to Clifton for golden jubilee party
IT WAS an event 50 years in the making - full of laughter, joy and memories for past students and staff at the Clifton High School Golden Jubilee on Saturday night.
Almost 270 past students, past and current staff, community members and family gathered at the Clifton Recreation Grounds for a night of reminiscing and catching up, with some travelling from overseas just to make an appearance at the jubilee.
Among those who travelled from afar was past teacher Barb Totaro, who taught at the school from 1975 to 1977.
Ms Totaro, who resides in Sarasota, Florida, said it was exciting to return and catch up with her old students.
"I love hearing how everything has turned out for them," she said.
Reflecting on her time at Clifton nearly 40 years ago, Ms Totaro said it was the people who made the school so great.
"It was great because the people were so kind. The respect was incredible and the kindness was fantastic - that has not changed," Ms Totaro said.
Clifton High School Principal Joy Craig was among the guests at the event and said she felt privileged to be part of such a historic night.
"Clifton High enjoys a strong community connection," she said.
Golden Jubilee celebrations continued yesterday with hundreds of people visiting the high school for a day of formal events and displays.
For more photos turn to page 12 of today's Warwick Daily News and don't forget to pick up a copy of the Southern Downs Weekly on Wednesday for more jubilee coverage.