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Near and Far: Grade 12, 1976

Harkin back to the days of 1976…  Popular films were Taxi Driver, The Omen and Rocky.  The average new car was about $6000 and fuel was $0.70 per gallon.  The CN Tower was built in Toronto.  Irish rock band U2 formed.  Jan Nielsen graduated Grade 12. Jan’s BIG year-end project for Construction 12 was teak shelves for his bedroom.  Jan had already decided he was following in his dad’s footsteps of woodworking and was signed up to begin his apprenticeship program; he’d been shadowing his dad for years.