Madison Hendry does not only have an impressive list of accomplishments, activities and awards but she also promotes a healthy lifestyle, Métis culture and awareness, strengthening Métis identity through her active involvement in her school, W.J. Mouat, and in her Métis local. Her sunny disposition, diligence, understated drive and competitiveness have propelled her to achieve very lofty goals.
At school, she is an active participant in the Aboriginal Program. Throughout high school, she has strengthened the Métis identity by promoting Métis culture and awareness, as a member of the Mouat Aboriginal Student Council which assists with organizing activities and events, such as jigging and sash weaving. Monthly, she helps facilitate a feast for her fellow Aboriginal students where she is very recognizable as a Métis leader. With this group, she travelled to Ottawa in 2014, researched her Métis roots at the Library and Archives, participated in a Métis kitchen party and met with Métis Nation Ontario youth representatives.
An active member of the Fraser Valley Métis Association, she also served her community at a Christmas dinner and will be teaching them Michif classes this spring. She is pursuing a provincial scholarship for a 100 hour project on the Michif language, a first in our entire school district.
Champion of Métis culture and identity, promoter of healthy lifestyle, involved in her community, Madison Hendry is an outstanding Métis youth role model.