Frank Maddock High School would like to share the wonderful news that one of our talented and dedicated grade 12 students, Philippa Madill, has been awarded the Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Entrance Award for Students Outside of the Calgary Area. She will receive the astounding amount of over $65 000 to use towards her schooling.
Philippa has maintained academic excellence by receiving Honours with Distinction in grade 10 and 11, all while contributing to the school community as Students Union President this year and WRSD Student Voice representative at the Alberta School Board Association annual conference. Further to her school contributions, she also engages in philanthropy in the community while working part-time and being committed to her family. Proud parent Sue Madill shared that she sees this as "a reflection on the education that she has received here in Drayton Valley. So often people comment to us that being in a small town is a disadvantage for students like Philippa that have aspirations. But this award is proof that it is a great community and educational environment to be brought up in." Madill was also supportive of teachers and staff who "created a positive learning environment and made going to school a joy".
This award is an amazing accomplishment for her academic achievements as well as for her philanthropy. FMHS is super-proud of this very deserving young lady!