2013 Osum Leader of Tomorrow Award Recipients

We’re pleased to introduce you to the recipients of the 2013 Osum Leader of Tomorrow Awards.

Braeden Anctil
Braeden’s patience, kindness and ability to work with others does not go unnoticed. As the team captain of his volleyball team, he was a positive role model for the younger players. He also volunteered as councillor for the St. Louis summer camp and frequently takes part in ministries at his church.
Graduating from: Assumption Jr/Sr High
Fall 2013: Chemical Engineering at NAIT
Nominated by: Lynne Lefebvre, Brent Stasuik

Ben Auger
Ben is a dedicated and hard worker who’s efforts make a big impact in his community. He is often seen mentoring fellow classmates and helping to set-up and tear down community events. On the weekends he spends much of his spare time cleaning up the park grounds.
Graduating from: Mistassiniy Jr/Sr High (Wabasca)
Fall 2013: Welding Apprenticeship at Northern Lakes College
Nominated by: Eric McCutcheon

Carlin Boey
Carlin is an instrumental member of the leadership team at Cold Lake High School. She was the emcee at this year’s Coffee House and Fair Trade sale for social justice awareness. As a role model she spoke to aspiring athletes at the Art Smith Academy about what it is like being a female in high level sport.
Graduating from: Cold Lake High School
Fall 2013: Ultrasound Technician program at NAIT
Nominated by: Jennifer Dusyk-Johnson

Megan Kaminski
Megan is a keen student, always looking for ways to help out. Aside from being Student Council President, Megan has been yearbook editor for the past two years. She is heavily involved in the Youth Liturgical League, and is a key administrative helper in her school office.
Graduating from: Assumption Jr/Sr High
Fall 2013: Speech Pathology at the University of Alberta
Nominated by: Father Hamilcar Blanco, Angie Seguin, Lynne Lefebvre, Carol Rainey, Colleen Yoshida, Annie Asnong

Jessica McGrath
Jessica is a natural born leader. She is a member of The Young Adopters and Students Against Drunk Driving. She also recently aided in efforts to build a school for underprivileged kids in Mexico. Since losing a friend to a drunk driver, Jessica has spoken at schools in Alberta and Saskatchewan about the tragedy drinking and driving can cause.
Graduating from: Ecole Notre Dame High School
Fall 2013: Bachelor of Nursing at University of Alberta
Nominated by: Jeff Cey

Carley Moore
Carley is simply a leader who can be counted on to volunteer for any and every project. She was a member of the HOPE organizing committee responsible for running a fair trade coffee house in Cold Lake and she also spearheaded a barbecue fundraiser to help a fellow student who lost their possessions in a fire.
Graduating from: Bonnyville Centralized High School
Fall 2013: Volunteer work in Peru w/ Cross Cultural Solutions; plans to pursue a degree in Anthropology
Nominated by: Kim Buchta

Celine Ozirny
Celine has honed her leadership skills from a young age. She is a fundraiser for the Young Adopters and Students Against Drunk Drivers programs at her school and she will be the mistress of ceremonies for her graduation. She recently returned home from a mission trip to Mexico where she worked at an orphanage.
Graduating from: Ecole Notre Dame High School
Fall 2013: Communications at Ambrose University College
Nominated by: Shirley Benson

Katie Stasuik
Katie is always looking for where she can be of service. She is extensively involved in the Youth Liturgical program at her school, and was instrumental in researching and assembling the music program at Camp Captevina. She can often be found doing grounds work at St. Dominic cemetery or singing to residents at the local lodge.
Graduating from: Assumption Jr/Sr High
Fall 2013: Education at Augustana University
Nominated by: Lynne Lefebvre, Rose Lapointe

Madison Trifaux
Madison is a passionate role model for other students around her. She frequently participates in initiatives both in and outside of school – including a Yoga Day for Amnesty international and Inn from the Cold. Moreover, to recognize her many volunteer initiatives with the Free the Children Organization, Madison was also awarded the prestigious opportunity to attend We Day festivities in Vancouver.
Graduating from: Cold Lake High School
Fall 2013: Business at the University of Calgary
Nominated by: Jennifer Dusyk-Johnson

Brandon White
Brandon is one of this year’s class valedictorians at Cold Lake High School. When he is not focusing his on his academics or commitment with the Cold Lake Ice, Brandon tutors fellow students in math, and also mentors kids in hockey – both by volunteering at camps and by speaking with them in schools.
Graduating from: Cold Lake High School
Fall 2013: Engineering at UBC Kelowna Campus
Nominated by: Angela Cook