September- Grade 12 Coyote Character Award

Hailey Soonias - As a new grade 12 student to Chinook, Hailey was searching for a place to "fit" in at our school, a difficult task for some. Over the first few weeks of the year Hailey would show up during advisor and take a seat in the SDR. It became evident that she was extremely comfortable coming into the SDR, and what began as a check-in ended up being Hailey staying during her spare to help and work in the class with the students. Another teacher had also shared that Hailey would help and support SDR students in their mainstream classes. Hailey's acceptance of all students regardless of their needs, and her empathy towards others, is the reason I am nominating her this month for the Coyote Character award. (Nominated by Cam)