Red Deer’s Sydney Hucal, far right, received the 2018 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal Tuesday. Contributed photo

Red Deer’s Sydney Hucal receives Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal

Red Deer’s Sydney Hucal has been recognized by the Queen.

Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell presented recipients of the 2018 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medals and Queen’s Golden Jubilee Arts medals with their awards at Government House in Edmonton on Tuesday.

The citizenship medal recognizes students for their outstanding leadership, community service and volunteerism.

Hucal, a Notre Dame High School graduate and president of her school council, began a campaign called Kind and Kinder, based on her belief that the best way to create change was with one small act of kindness at a time.

As a key member of Notre Dame’s graduation committee, Hucal helped organize the school’s annual service project, raising more than $43,000 for the Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre.

She also volunteered as a coach for the Red Deer Special Olympics swim team and was a member of the Go Girls Youth Empowerment event.

Hucal just completed her first year in the bachelor of commerce degree program at the University of Victoria. She aims to own and run her own small business in the future.

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