We believed that Zayne’s hard work and dedication towards his community was highly courageous. He helped run the silent auction which showed that he has taken a risk, and a risk that did not necessarily benefit him directly. He constantly challenges the status quo because he is not a “normal” high school student. He continues to try to raise money for his school and community with out getting paid a dime. His impact was very astronomical as well because he has raised of $9,000 in a single year.
Local Awardee: Becca Walkinshaw
Sustainability Coordinator at Gallegos Sanitation
We chose Becca because she seems very courageous. She developed her own work position, which shows a large amount of courage. This also shows her risk taking because if this position she created were to fail, she would be out on the streets. She challenges the status quo because most companies now-a-days are 100% about profit. Though she went out of her way to make her company achieve profit while greatly reducing their carbon foot print. Her impact is, for starters, the carbon foot print that was removed though also has cleared many tons of garbage that would have potentially ended up in a landfill. Within the company she has increased recycling at special events by 85%.