doc martens 2976 Recognizing the Leaders of Tomorrow
When people say youth aren doing anything but causing trouble, they haven been looking at the Leaders of Tomorrow.
This year, 28 students were nominated for the Leaders of Tomorrow Award and four were selected as representatives in their age group. All of them were honoured during the 22nd Annual awards ceremony at the Reynolds Alberta Museum April 24.
volunteers bring in a new energy and fresh perspective, said emcee Justin Schultz. Leaders of Tomorrow focus our attention on the good kids can do and encourages other kids to get involved. It important to have our youth volunteers recognized on their own merit. of the nominees received A certificate of recognition, a keepsake copy of their nomination biography, a Leaders of Tomorrow Awards T shirt, a digital leadership resources , a professional group photo taken at the Awards Ceremony and will participate in a free, funfilled one day Leadership Workshop at the Reynolds Alberta Museum on May 6.
Wetaskiwin FCSS is funding the workshop so all of the nominees can participate at no cost to them, said Schultz.
In addition, representatives (six to 11 years old), Carl Martens (12 14 years old), (15 17 years old) and Kyra Ball (18 21 years old) were given $100 to donate to their charity of their choice.
In fact, much of what makes Maclure a strong leader goes without recognition or even witness.
Maclure consistently shares her talents and skills to encourage others and to be of service to those around her.
Cheery and caring, Maclure gets along well with others she is truly genuine. Her loving nature and concern for others are strong evidence of her compassion.
At church, Maclure helps with childcare at children church, nursery and at meetings. She helps with ushering during services and sets up and cleans up for special events. She is participating in a musical designed to raise money for a missions trip to build houses in Mexico. She plans the activities according to the age levels Kindergarten to Grade 3 one week and Grades 4 to 6 the next.
In order for a severely handicapped student to feel accepted, respected and to know that he is cared for, Maclure brainstormed some ideas last December so that he could be involved in the Christmas play.
In the community, Maclure helps younger children learn to skate and how to hold a stick for pond hockey. In the summer she helps with drills and lines in soccer and hopes to referee this year.
Maclure believes a good leader is someone who sets a good example by helping others and completes the commitments they make. She volunteers to make a difference in others lives and in the world.
Maclure donated her $100 to Brightview Baptist Church Mexico Missions.
Martens was nominated by Dr. Jane Ross of the Battle River Institute, teacher Nancy Killen from Griffiths Scott Middle School and Pat Garrett from Millet. Ross states that Martens demonstrates an attitude of acceptance, non violence, solidarity and respect for people and nature.
She sees that Martens has developed key competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and communication.
Martens teacher Nancy Killen at Griffiths Scott Middle School is passionate about his abilities and his excellent intentions. She states that his heart is that of compassion and empathy and that he is always dependable.
For UNESCO activities, Martens began landscaping at the school on his lunch hours and inspired others to take up the cause. Since then he has been involved in every UNESCO event hosted by the school. Some of these include Pink Shirt Day, Orange Shirt Day and the Haunted Room which raised funds for building schools in Nepal.
A Millet Town councillor, Garrett is proud to know Martens and sees him as an asset to his family, his friends, his school and his community. He is committed to helping with Communities in Bloom, Legion events and Remembrance Day services. Last year he helped organize the GSMS Starry Night project where he shared his knowledge of telescopes, constellations and planets.