Thank you, Mac Alumni, for making possible a yearly award to a graduating student, an occasional donation to the school during the year, a web site and a Canada Post box for those without internet connection.
This year’s award winner is a shining model of altruism and the following presentation speech, that Principal Bindner read on our behalf, sums up Friday night’s presentation:
“There are 134 additions to Macdonald High School’s relatively new alumni association seated before me tonight. We are among only a handful of high schools with an alumni group and are slowly building camaraderie that stretches far beyond the walls of the school.
It is because of the affinity old Mac students have for their school that we have been given several useful gifts and a yearly monetary award for a remarkable student who has a deep-rooted commitment to school and humanity. Leadership comes in many forms and the young lady who was chosen this year leads by example.
“We are proud to receive a plaque from the Alumni Association, which has been inscribed with the winners` names from the past two years of this award and, of course, this year’s recipient. It represents continuity of our Mac Spirit and will be mounted in a prominent place in the school, with the hope that it will be added to each year and will encourage other students to work for the good of the Macdonald High community, the neighbourhood in which they live, our country, and hopefully the world.
“Vice President of your alumni, Mr. Michael Angrove, is with us tonight to present this year’s award and to offer his congratulations to a very remarkable and dedicated young woman: Miss Karry Dinh.
Thank you, Mike Angrove, for always being willing and happy to make the presentations, and Robert Howell, for taking ceremony photographs for the past two years. Thanks to you, Jen Worden, for helping me with the intricacies of posting our photos!
No donation is too small. If you feel inclined to keep this young award tradition alive, please feel free to visit the Canada Gives web site at: http://www.canadahelps.org/ Enter, “Pearson Educational Foundation”, then leave a note in the instruction box saying that you would like your donation to go to Macdonald High School Alumni Association. Donations are tax deductible.