Name: Alicia D
Hometown: Guelph, ON
Accomplishment: Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
The award is "In recognition of having demonstrated the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service while in pursuit of excellence in academic, amateur sport, fitness, health, and voluntary community service. In so doing has reflected those ideals of courage,humanitarianism, service and compassion, which Terry Fox embodied." Alicia also received an Emmy Duff Scholarship. Read more about Alicia here.
Name: Zeba T.
Site: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Accomplishment: Attending the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology conference to present her paper on her experience with cancer.
Zeba's work opened up a dialogue about childhood cancer from a patient experience and where the system needs to do better to support survivors. You can read more about her journey here.
Name: Jessica D.
Site: London, ON
Hometown: Strathroy, ON
Accomplishment: Awarded a ChildCan Scholarship in pursuit of a diploma in Digital Photography.
Jessica received this scholarship in support of her pursuit of higher education after taking a few years to work and become involved in different community organizations. In her pursuit of post-secondary education Jessica upgraded her high school education in order to get to where she is today.
Name: Sarah T.
Site: Ottawa, ON
Hometown: Kemptville, ON
Accomplishment: Youth Ottawa Max Keeping Award for Personal Courage winner.
Sarah has very ambitious goals, but if anyone can reach them it is Sarah Telford the Great. It is a powerful force that drives Sarah toward her dreams and goals. Her medical hurdles have only inspired Sarah to work harder and give more of herself. Sarah’s passion is academic achievement.
Sarah is truly deserving of the Max Keeping Award for Personal Courage. With her unfailing hard work, determination and optimism, Sarah defines inspiration and personal courage. This quote suits Sarah perfectly, “A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse” ~ Mark Twain.