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Chelsie Harris nominated for leadership scholarship

F.P. Walshe school assistant principal Randy Bohnet, Chelsie Harris, Livingstone Range School Board vice-chair Lori Hodges and Dr. Lloyd Cavers.

Chelsie Harris is a young woman whose presence is felt in many corners of the community.
The graduating Grade 12 student’s willingness to get involved, help out and take leadership roles earned her F.P. Walshe school’s nomination for the 2019 Dr. Lloyd Cavers Student Leadership Scholarship.
The Cavers scholarship recognizes students for leadership, citizenship, service, academics and extracurricular involvement at school.
Each high school in Livingstone Range nominates one Grade 12 student for the Cavers scholarship, which was presented last month in a ceremony at F.P. Walshe school.
The winner receives a $1,000 award, with the other nominees each receiving $200.
Chelsie was a member of the Livingstone Range School Division’s regional council of student leaders.
She served on the F.P. Walshe student council from Grade 7 to Grade 12.
Chelsie is a youth leader at her church, helping to plan and stage young women’s retreats, camps and weekly activities.
She is a member of her church’s youth committee, helping to plan activities for young people across southwestern Alberta.
Chelsie is a respite worker for special needs children during the weekly church service, and sings in the choir.
Through her church Chelsie completed her Honour Bee, which involves doing 40 hours of service.
Chelsie is a willing volunteer on the sports scene, serving as a scorekeeper at the annual STARS charity volleyball tournament and volunteering at the annual Fort Macleod Triathlon and Willow Creek Wilderness Walk Run.
School board trustees learned Chelsie is also active in the Fort Macleod community outside of F.P. Walshe school.
Chelsie is also seen working behind the scenes at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod when she isn’t performing on the stage.
She works in the concession, served as lighting technician for the Splash N Boots show, and was light and sound technician for the plays Black Comedy and 12 Angry Men.
Chelsie also did hair and makeup for the Empress Theatre Society’s presentation of Annie, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Christmas Carol and Matilda.
When the Empress Theatre Society staged The Wizard of Oz as its community theatre offering, Chelsie was a backstage Munchkin wrangler, taking care of the young cast members.
Chelsie has been an assistant at the Empress Theatre’s summer drama camps since 2015, one year serving as a special needs aide.
Fort Macleod Kids First Family Centre also benefitted from Chelsie’s help as she volunteers at the annual Back to School Connect in August.
At present, Chelsie volunteers at Fort Macleod Extendicare.
Chelsie’s service to the community has gone unnoticed in Fort Macleod. She was nominated for Junior Citizen of the Year in 2018.
Past nominees from F.P. Walshe school include Curtis Jestin, Danica Tolley, Amanda Olmstead, Amanda Doyle, Lauren Kingston, Keeyah Orr, Kira Joel, Logan Gregory, Jane O’Connor, Rachelle Orr, Paula Woynarowsky, Raj Parmar, Keyli Kurtz, Jessica Mai and Marissa Medema.

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