Each year Rotary Club of Duncan works with School District 79 as well as other schools in the area to recognize a deserving middle or secondary school student from each school each month. This student is chosen by the teachers, not only for academic achievement, but also for demonstrating other leadership qualities.
For December the club is recognizing not one, but two students, Monique Cardin and Miller Fletcher. Cardin and Fletcher are friends who attend Frances Kelsey Secondary School and who work together to make their school and community a better place. Here are a few things that Vice Principal Madelin Rocheleau shared with the club as to why the pair was chosen.
“Monique Cardin and Miller Fletcher have been exceptional community service providers amongst the Frances Kelsey Secondary School and local Cowichan communities. The two best friends first met in Grade 9 PE class at FKSS and have been attached at the hip ever since. The duo bring their positive energy and commitment to service to the FKSS Rotary Interact Club, where they can always be counted on to brainstorm new ideas and contribute to the execution of fundraising plans.
“So far this school year, they have helped to organize a winter clothing drive, Halloween and Christmas Candygrams and a food drive to support local charities. They are also active members of the FKSS Student Parliament cabinet which supports student clubs and initiatives, and has planned a school dance and pizza days.
“Miller and Monique also spearheaded bringing Nourish Cowichan back to Frances Kelsey to bring nutritious food to our school community through the breakfast program. Thank you, Monique and Miller, for all that you’ve done and continue to do for our school and local community!”
This past Wednesday club President Andrew Dowsett, along with the program coordinator Kim Barnard, were pleased to present Cardin and Fletcher each with a certificate provided by Printcraft along with an award of $200.