The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented to young people in the region

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The Leaders of Tomorrow awards were presented to three local youth at the April 26 volunteer appreciation event at the Cultural and Recreational Centre.

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Hannah Miller was the recipient at the elementary level, Autumn Clark at the junior high level and Cale Warren at the senior high level.

Miller, a Grade 6 student at Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School (VPE), was nominated by Grade 6 VPE teacher Heather Dawson.

“I had the pleasure of teaching Hannah for four years and was always very impressed with her personal work habits, kindness and determination,” Dawson wrote. “She’s willing to take on a lot of class and school work, like making school morning announcements, writing articles in the school newsletter, helping make muffins, changing our outdoor sign, or help organize and clean up special events. She does all of these things and more with a smile on her face.

“I know that I can count on her to do my job well and work independently. She is never intrusive and always listens to others. She works so well with others. I appreciate his empathy, his humility and his courage. She is and will remain a great leader. »

Clark, a 9th grade student at County Central High School (CCHS), was nominated by Cassi James, a CCHS teacher.

“I had the good fortune to teach Autumn Social Studies 9 last semester,” Grimes wrote. “I also have the opportunity to work with Autumn on the Headstrong team at CCHS.

“Headstrong is a Canadian youth leadership initiative to champion mental wellness. Its mission is to equip and inspire young people to “be brave, reach out and speak up” about mental health.

“The CCHS Headstrong team is led by Autumn as they work to eliminate any stigma surrounding mental health and encourage positive practices that support mental health in CCHS students. Autumn took on this role and absolutely ran with it.

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“In class, Autumn is always kind and supportive of her peers. When I first met Autumn, it quickly became apparent that she was a role model for her classmates, as many of them flocked to her. Autumn is a great person to turn to when her peers need academic help or warm encouragement, and has been described as a “mother hen” by her friends as she always watches over them.

“In addition, Autumn attends a monthly school board-wide student conference while she learns other leadership strategies.

“Overall, Autumn is a genuine, kind, intelligent and positive role model who naturally enlightens those around her. I have no hesitation in nominating Autumn for this very deserving yet humbled award.

Warren, a Grade 12 student at CCHS, was also nominated by Grimes.

“I have the pleasure of teaching Cale Social Studies this semester,” Grimes wrote. “In class, Cale exudes a very kind, responsible and positive character. Cale often brings her great ideas to lessons and asks questions that can benefit him and his peers. In group work, Cale often takes on a leadership role as she helps organize peers and often presents ideas on behalf of the group in class-wide discussions.

“Cale always works hard, does his best and submits quality work consistently and on time. He is extremely friendly and inclusive, making everyone in his presence feel comfortable.

“Apart from the classroom, Cale works at the community pool in the summer. He is also a member of the CCHS School Council which plans and executes many vital activities such as school-wide spiritual events.

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“Cale is also on the student leadership committee and attends Palliser-wide leadership conferences monthly. He was also a member of the CCHS “Blue Team” which traveled to many Palliser School Division conferences held in Lethbridge. Cale and his team members would represent the beliefs and values ​​of CCHS and provide student-led feedback to improve the educational experience.

“Finally, Cale helped prepare for 2022 by raising funds to support the event.

“Overall, Cale is a positive leader and role model who stands up for others and stands up for what is morally right. I confidently nominate Cale as a deserving candidate for this award.

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