Rush a great role model

At a time when some of our greatest athletic role models have morally faltered, it is comforting to look in our own community and discover an ambassador who embodies everything that we would hope our children aspire to be.

At a time when some of our greatest athletic role models have morally faltered, it is comforting to look in our own community and discover an ambassador who embodies everything that we would hope our children aspire to be.

As a parent and educator I am always grateful for those individuals that lead by example and share their greatest glories.

Lyndon Rush, 2010 Olympic bronze medalist in the bobsled event, recently visited St. Patrick’s Community School to kick off the annual Spelling Bee/Dance-athon fundraiser.

He shared his stories of perseverance, resiliency, commitment and faith in an incredibly humbling manner.

Perhaps even more remarkable was his ease in sharing a piece of history with the 620 students in the gymnasium that day: the Olympic bronze medal. Not only did he display his medal and speak about what it meant to him, his teammates and Canada, but he allowed each and every individual the opportunity to hold it in their own hands.

We, the staff and students of St. Patrick’s are appreciative of Lyndon’s message, proud of his accomplishments, and supportive of his future representation at a national and international level.

Jill Meraw,

St. Patrick’s Community School

Red Deer