Kate Dearden and Samantha Doney have been nominated for this award for the difference they have made in their community of Oak Bay High School and in the broader community of Greater Victoria. As the co-coordinators of the Oak Bay High School Cops for Cancer campaign, Kate and Samantha have helped to raise more than $30,000 for cancer awareness and research. The have displayed a tireless and infectious work ethic throughout the planning and implementation stages of the campaign challenging themselves each year to come up with more creative ways to fund raise. Their ability to inspire a community to is second to none. These girls leave a legacy of strong social responsibility for younger students as they move on to university.
BC Achievement is an independent foundation established in 2003 that honours excellence and inspires achievement in British Columbia.