Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) warmly congratulates Glenmary School student Jodd Abundo who has received the 2018 Senator’s Contribution Award. This award is given to deserving graduating students who have made an important and meaningful contribution to the greater good of their school or community, according to Senator Doug Black’s website. Jodd, who is in grade 12, has been an active member of the local Knights of Columbus since grade 10. He contributes to as many meetings and events possible. From attending monthly meetings to volunteering at pancake breakfasts, Jodd is there.
Jodd says last week he was called to the Glenmary School office because he had received a package. To his surprise, inside the envelope was the special award and a congratulatory letter from Senator Doug Black. The letter said “Through your hard work and determination, you have proven to be a graduating student who has made an important and meaningful contribution to the greater good of the Glenmary School community.”
Jodd described receiving this award as “shocking” and “unexpected.” Although Jodd does not know who nominated him, he says he is very grateful.
“Jodd is a leader both in our school and in our community. He is very deserving of this extraordinary recognition,” said Glenmary School Principal David Amiot. “As he is graduating this year, our school will miss him dearly next year. We wish him the best in his next journey in life. I am confident that he will do amazing things.”
Next year, Jodd is taking Art and Design at the University of Alberta, and hopes to work in digital media in the future. He is passionate about photography and videography. During his time at Glenmary, he has contributed greatly to capturing meaningful memories at the school.
“It is important to recognize those who make quiet contributions to our communities and I wanted to use my position as an elected-Senator to work with each of Alberta’s high schools to find exceptional individuals,” says Senator Doug Black on his website. “Canada is the best country in the world and that reputation starts from the ground up with the important but often quiet actions individuals take to improve life in their communities every single day. These actions deserve acknowledgment and I wanted to find a small way I could help advance their recognition.”