Duke Delegate Jade Ontario

Q: What level of the Award are you currently working on?
A: I am currently working on my gold level.

Q: What activities do you do for each section of your Award?
A: Over the course of my participation in this program I have learned to play the trumpet, the trombone, I have played and coached hockey and I have helped lead a French scout unit. I had also taken part in LEAD 2016. 

Q: What was your worst Duke of Ed moment that you now look back on and laugh?
A: My worst moment was when I was performing in front of my school and accidentally told my friend the wrong concert order. We both showed up on stage with the wrong music and had to improvise! 

Q: What do you hope to accomplish in your term as a Duke Delegate?
A: I am hoping to help promote and publicize the award. From my experience, the only thing stopping future participants from signing up with the award is that they have never heard of it before. When I explain the program to others they usually take interest and sing up for it.   

Q: What do you think of the qualities of a great Leader what comes to mind? What does Leadership mean to you?
A: A great leader is someone who helps others rise to reach their full potential. Leadership should be used to inspires others to reach a common goal. It is a great tool to make people work in a positive way and gain self confidence along the way. 

Q: What excites you about being a Duke Delegate?
A: I am excited to work alongside other Delegates who share similar values and goal toward empowering youth as me! I would also love to see more of the positive contribution the award has on people's lives.

Q: Can you give us one interesting fact about yourself?
A: I have weird study habits that include listening to loud music while doing Hula-Hoop. I have also lived in about seven houses and went to six different schools.