On March 21, ALCDSB celebrated Beacons of Hope at a breakfast held at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston. Parents/guardians, schools' administrators, Trustees, the Director and Beacons of Hope listened as school administrators shared the stories of students and their journey of becoming Beacons of Hope. Here is the story of our Beacon of Hope:
It is the opinion of the staff and students at St James Major that Poppy Limber personifies so many of the characteristics we all strive to possess each day, and is a shining example of a young person maximizing her God-given abilities. That is why Poppy was selected as our Beacon of Hope. She is willing to take on new challenges, academic or otherwise. A tremendous artist, she consistently applies her superior creative skills in all aspects of her life at school. Poppy advocates for herself and others with skill, empathy and diplomacy. She is willing to plant her flag for issues important to her. Her passion is evident in her commitment to the well-being of others. She is the proverbial shoulder to lean on. As a global citizen, Poppy is keenly aware of social injustices that exist and persist around the world. We are confident that she possesses all the tools for a career in advocacy. She has a kind heart and a moral compass that serves her community well. The world would be a much better place if we all had the determination and commitment to justice demonstrated by Poppy. Your parents, school and community are incredibly proud of the person you are, and the person you are yet to become!
On Monday May 6th, as part of Catholic Education week, the St James Major community will come together in prayer. After our prayer service, there will be a lunch honoring our Beacon of Hope. We look forward to launching Catholic Education Week with pizza and cake to celebrate our Beacon of Hope!