Wallaceburg Students Receive a Major Award
It doesn’t get much bigger than this.
Two teens from Wallaceburg District Secondary School were awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals by Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton.
Laura Webb and Trevor McLaughlin were recognized for their contributions to the lives of others today with those medals.
Trevor said when he was first told that he was receiving the medal, he didn’t know exactly what it was for. But that changed very quickly.
“I did a lot of research on it and realized how big of an award it was,” said Trevor, “This is a great honour and I’m going to treasure it for the rest of my life.”
Part of the reason Trevor received the medal is because of the hard work he has put into raising money for Parkinson’s research.
Trevor raised $1,900 for Parkinson’s research last year by receiving sponsorship monies for riding his bike more than 2,300km.
As for Laura, she was a little overwhelmed by the recognition.
“I was totally shocked,” said Laura, “I wasn’t expecting it at all, but it’s a great honour.”
Laura was recognized for her involved in various groups including the Selkirk History Faire.
During the year of celebrations, 60,000 Canadians will be recognized.