COMMUNITY – Two Kamloops students presented with Youth Awards

MP Cathy McLeod presents award to Risa Murdoch during Canada Day as Acting Mayor Arjun Singh announces the winners.

A couple of Kamloops students have been recognized as outstanding community volunteers.

Risa Murdoch is a leader in her elementary school’s composting program, and has trained and educated her fellow students on the importance of waste reduction. She has also built a stepping stone path on school grounds that features inspirational quotes; and operates a lemonade stand with proceeds going to the SPCA’s Kamloops Branch, an organization where she helps locate lost dogs.

Sarah Kate Smith is a dedicated volunteer with the 4H foundation. Within that, she founded Speak Out Loud, a three-day professional development conference where youth are taught to become skilled and engaged leaders. She also gave a TED X talk on the importance of millennials in the future of agriculture.

Sarah Kate Smith receives her youth award.

Risa and Sarah Kate were presented with MP Youth Awards on Canada Day.

“The MP Youth Awards recognize the very best young leaders in our community, leaders who help others and inspire positive change,” said Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in a press release today (July 4, 2017). “This year’s winners are ambitious young people who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to important causes.”

“We had many strong candidates apply this year and I’d like to thank all the applicants for all their hard work. The future is bright for so many young people in our region,” McLeod said.

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