2015 Osum Leader of Tomorrow Award Recipients

We’re pleased to introduce you to the recipients of the 2015 Osum Leader of Tomorrow Awards.

Kurtis Antoniuk
Ecole des Beaux-Lacs
Kurtis is President of his 4-H beef club and was named 2014 Athlete of the Year at his school. He has participated in highway clean up, rodeo clean up, preparing Christmas hampers, serving seniors and organizing club events that benefit the community. Kurtis plans to attend Lakeland College where he will complete power engineering followed by a two-year agriculture program so that he can continue to build up his family’s fourth generation beef and grain farm with his father. Kurtis was nominated by his teacher, Louise Sylvestre.

Danielle Parrill
Bonnyville Centralized High School
Danielle was chosen for her active involvement in her school’s social justice group HOPE. Danielle attended WE Day in Calgary, led her school’s change for change campaign, arranged a Halloween for Hunger fundraiser, and helped put on the BCHS fair trade market and coffeehouses. This fall, she plans to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. Danielle was nominated by her teacher, Lesley Ann Etter.

Michael Warbeck
Assumption Jr/Sr High School
Michael was nominated for his courage and leadership in the face of adversity, as he went above and beyond to make sure two individuals were safe when arriving first on scene at a quad accident in 2014. Michael is a ski instructor at Kinosoo Ridge, helped organize grad ceremonies this year, and does Tai Kwan Do. Michael plans to attend the University of Alberta or University of Calgary to attain a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He was nominated by his Academic & Career Counsellor, Lynne Vining.

Justin Church
Ecole Notre Dame High School
Justin is President of the Bonnyville 4-H Club and very active in his church youth group. He has attended mission trips in developing countries, taught Bible school, been a junior camp counsellor and delivered Christmas hampers. He is also captain of his school’s football team, plays soccer, referees hockey, and umpires baseball. Justin plans to pursue further studies at Prairie Bible College and then apply to a Bachelor of Nursing Program. He was nominated by his career counsellor, Carol Rainey.

Justin Hodinsky
Cold Lake High School
Justin has been captain of the Cold Lake Bantam Royals football team for three years. He competes in basketball, badminton, track and field and is involved in the Best Buddies program at Cold Lake High School. Justin plans to pursue further studies in sciences and kinesiology. He was nominated by his academic counsellor, Terry Kaminski.

Cassie Okemow
Career Pathways School
Cassie is a bright all-around student who excels at writing and has been a positive role model for others students. A pioneer of the high school diploma program at Career Pathways School in Wabasca, she was able to fast-track her high school studies and is well on her way to pursuing post-secondary studies. Cassie was nominated by her teacher, Angela Bigstone.