2018 Osum Leader of Tomorrow Award Recipients

We are pleased to introduce you to the 2018 recipients of the 2018 Osum Leader of Tomorrow Award:

Hannah Bouvier       View Video

Graduating from: Bonnyville Centralized High School
Fall 2018:  University of Saskatchewan
Nominated by: Lesley Ann Etter and Steven Ripkens

Hannah is a tremendously giving individual, in a way that no doubt inspires her peers but also the adults around her. Hannah is a member of just about every sports team offered at Bonnyville Centralized High School, and academically very strong but that’s just the beginning. She also had a leadership role organizing the school’s elementary basketball program, Little Hoops. She coordinated all of the kids and coaches to ensure the children learned skills, but also sportsmanship. Hannah is also part of the school’s social justice group — IMPACT, and a volunteer for the Special Olympics. And when she’s not being kept busy with all of her extra-curricular activities she’s a caretaker for a little boy in the community with Cerebral Palsy. Next year Hannah will attend the University of Saskatchewan where she will no doubt continue her community contributions.

Jarred Dargis       View Video

Graduating from:  École Notre Dame High School
Fall 2018: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Nominated by: Lesley Levesque and Kim Reashor-Kaiser

Jarred is an incredibly well-rounded and empathetic student who puts his heart and soul into everything he does. An active member of his Parish, he helps with everything from Altar service, to Christmas hampers. He’s also heavily involved in his school community as a member of the Student Union, Grad Decorating committee, rodeo and chuck wagon committee. He leads by example in everything in he does, and is always willing to go above and beyond to help a friend or community member. Starting next year Jarred will be attending NAIT’s Occupational Health & Safety program.

Aydan Desjarlais       View Video

Graduating from: Assumption Jr/Sr High School
Fall 2018: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Nominated by: Lynné Vining

Aydan is a lover of all things sports. He’s an excellent athlete competing provincially for both golf and hockey. And as team captain of the Elizabeth Metis Settlement Oilers, was instrumental in their provincial win. But his contributions to sport go beyond his participation. He’s also coached baseball, hockey, and golf. Sports keep Aydan busy, but he still manages to find time to give back to his community in other ways. He regularly volunteers at the Elizabeth Metis Settlement, supporting them during events like Metis Days, fundraisers and seniors events. A talented web developer, he also gives his time helping local businesses build web pages. Next year Aydan will be attending SAIT’s Power Engineering Program.

Abigail Dinn       View Video

Graduating from: Cold Lake High School
Fall 2018: Mount Royal University
Nominated by: Jennifer Dusyk-Johnson, Ada Papiernik and Devon Reekie

Abigail’s community is tremendously lucky to have her as part of it. If there’s a volunteer opportunity, there’s a good chance she’s involved. Just about every day of the week Abigail gives her time to a different organization. At school she’s involved with the Environment Club (Enviroyals), Student Leadership Team, Best Buddies and Community Helps. She also serves as the deputy mayor for the Cold Lake Youth Council. Outside of school, she’s given her time, energy and spirit to making her world a better place. She’s a volunteer with everyone from the Cold Lake Food Bank, to the Seniors Lodge, the Festival of Peace Parade, Ronald McDonald House run, Community Supper, and Public Works. And on top of all of that, she’s managed to maintain excellent academic standing. In the fall Abigail will be attending Mount Royal University’s Social Work program, another community that will no doubt find themselves lucky to have her.

Hannah Krafchek       View Video

Graduating from: Cold Lake High School
Fall 2018: University of Alberta
Nominated by: Christina Kean

Hannah expresses her leadership capacity by wholly dedicating herself to every task she undertakes and giving to her community in a variety of ways. She’s a regular volunteer with Cold Lake High School’s Environmental Club, helping them organize and execute on a range of community initiatives. She also volunteers with Spread the Net — an organization which raises awareness for malaria in Africa. When she’s not sharing her gifts with the community, Hannah works hard at school staying dedicated to her studies, and has a part-time job training team members at the JJ Parr swimming pool. In the fall Hannah will attend the University of Alberta’s Sciences Program, with the goal of becoming an optometrist.

Stephanie Tellier       View Video

Graduating from: École Notre Dame High School
Fall 2018: Concordia University
Nominated by: Carol Rainey

A friendly, caring member of her community Stephanie shares her leadership abilities in a variety of capacities. At school, she’s president of the Student Union, as well as captain of the senior girls’ handball and basketball teams. Outside of school, she’s the President of Bonnyville’s 4-H Beef Club. Through 4-H she also engages in many activities to better the community from highway cleanup to organizing Christmas hampers and volunteering at the Hospital Gala, and the Rednecks with a Cause fundraiser. Through her church, she’s visited Nicaragua on a mission trip as well as volunteered with Bonnyville Health Centre’ s Occupational Therapy department. Next year Stephanie will be attending Concordia University to pursue a degree in Elementary Education, and there’s no doubt she will continue to serve her new community with the same passion and commitment.