Student of the Month for May is Abbey Resendes, a Grade 12 student at
Leamington District Secondary School.
is a perfect example of a well-rounded student. She is a member of Leamington’s
CROSSFIT club, where she trained 4 times a week to compete in a 5-week long
worldwide online competition, the CROSSFIT Open. Abbey placed 55th in Canada in
her age group, an achievement that is a testament to her hard work and
a member of the student team that designed Leamington’s outdoor courtyard,
Abbey sifted through 700 surveys to develop a design that would benefit the
school community and the environment.
the holidays, Abbey collected cans to donate to families and she helped to
bring in almost 50,000 cans for the Leamington community.
was a leader in planning a party for Leamington’s STEPS students. She took on
the task of matching the students with buddies to accompany them to the party.
She spent time getting to know the students and made sure they were ready and
comfortable to celebrate at the party.
avid volunteer with the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners, Abbey takes the time to
do her part to reduce food waste and feed others by volunteering after school.
She is also a co-op student at this organization where she has learned that
volunteers can make a tremendous impact on a community.
month Abbey teamed up with LDSS’s Hospitality department, ESL program and
EcoTeam to plan a school-wide plant-based lunch. She decided to do this when
she discovered that less than 2% of her school population were eating enough
fruits and vegetables in their daily diet (data taken from Waterloo Compass
survey). She hoped that the lunch would educate students that vegetables can be
delicious and that plant-based meals are good for the planet. Abbey received a
Speak- Up grant through the Minister’s Student Advisory Council to feed 900
staff and students. The lunch consisted of a variety of plant-based options
from veggie wraps to vegetarian chili, a hummus bar and a fruit bar.
with these fantastic accomplishments, Abbey is a four year honor roll student,
a skating coach, an SHSM student, a mock trial champion, an EcoTeam member and
the Student Council Diversity Representative.
is a perfect example of a student leader, a great person and an excellent chef.
Congratulations to Abbey Resendes on being selected by Student Senate as the
May Student of the Month.