My Habit

Friday, July 29, 2011

Star #22

Star #22 is another young person in our community.  She is a great young lady that has a heart to make a difference.  I always see her volunteering her time and serving others without complaining.  She seems to always have a smile and a laugh that brightens up other people's day.  Whether she is helping people learn how to skate or helping with children's day camps, she seems to always be busy.  Breanna is a great example for her peers as to how to get involved and be a part of making a difference in the lives of others and our community.

Breanna Ward-Pollock, thank you for all that you do here in Fort McMurray, you are one of the stars in our community.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Star #21

Star #21 is a young man who spends a lot of his time beneath the radar.  He is not on a bunch of committees or a leader of many organizations.  Instead he is a high school student who serves others with a willing heart.  He has been known to speak up when he sees that something is not right and I really like those qualities in a young man.

Ryan Hlushak is Star #21 for His dedication to being a part of things that help others be effective.  Things like our Church multimedia team, where he has given a lot of his time not only for regular Sundays but also for special events, weddings, funerals, childrens events etc...  I see the qualities in him that are much needed in the younger generation in our community.  Qualities like - a willingness to volunteer, a good work ethic, a respectful attitude, steady dedication to a cause and tasks.  Thanks Ryan for all you do and the example you are even at your young age.  You are a Star here in our community.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Star #20

Star #20 is someone I really appreciate.  I have known him for a few years and have seen him do quite a few things to make a difference.  I have seen how he runs his business life with good character and efficiency.  I have seen him volunteer in a variety of roles with different organizations.  He has often been active in assisting many community groups in their fund raising efforts.  You may know him from his time at Wal-Mart or McMurray Coin or even Marks Work Wearhouse, Derek Esabrooks is a good friend and great member of our community.

I could probably take way too much time here to talk about how I have seen Derek make a difference.  He has a heart to make sure that young people and children are growing and healthy.  He has sacrificed literally MONTHS of His life volunteering.  A real leader, yet often happy to quietly be in the background, Derek is always someone you can count on.  He is someone who always encourages me.

Thanks Derek for who you are and all you do, you are one of the stars of our community!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Star #19

Star #19 is someone you may know as a teacher, principle, friend, neighbor or just as someone who has made a significant difference in the lives of the youth of our community.  Roxanne Fudge has been an inspirational leader in her role as Principal at Frank Spragins Outreach High School.  She has taken seriously the task of helping students that have struggled to fit the main stream school system.  The result is showing up in a huge growth of graduates from the program that had only 3 graduates in 2010 to 32 graduates in 2011.  What a great achievement by Roxanne and her team at Frank Spragins.

It is this example and dedication to leadership that makes Roxanne one of the Stars of our community.  We need more people like her who are willing to take the road less traveled and seek to make a difference in creative ways.  I am glad that we have Principal Fudge as a part of our community.