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Remembering Mrs. Elinor Carnill-Steinhilber
Andrew Gormally

The Vanguard School sends their deepest sympathy to the Carnill Family on the passing of Mrs. Elinor Carnill-Steinhilber who with her husband Mr. William Carnill II, founded The Vanguard School in 1966. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carnill family during this time.

In the early 1960's, Mr. and Mrs. Carnill who had a home in Mountain Lake, were living in Philadelphia, so that their son could attend The Vanguard School day program there. Recognizing the need for a residential program and wishing to live full-time in Mountain Lake, Mr. & Mrs. Carnill persuaded the school's leaders to start such a program in Lake Wales. Mr. and Mrs. Carnill obtained generous support from community leaders in Lake Wales and in 1966 The Vanguard School opened.

Mrs. Carnill-Steinhilber wished her memory to be celebrated with mindful acts of kindness and generosity.

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