Duke Delegate Macey - Alberta

Q: What level of the Award are you currently working on?
A: I am currently working on the Gold level award

Q: What activities do you do for each section of your Award?
A: For service I have done activities such as coaching my a U12 girls soccer team, aid in children's church, make snack for youth group, help with events in my school, and other. For Physical recreation i have done activities such as refit, fitness classes, soccer, swing dancing, hiking/walking, skiing, and other. For my skill I did sign language for the silver level award and for my gold I recently decided to do working with children. for my adventurous journey for my silver award I did a bike/hike trip in tumbler ridge and for my gold award I am planning a week hiking trip on the Rock wall trail in Kootenay National Park this coming summer. 

Q: What was your worst Duke of Ed moment that you now look back on and laugh?
A: Honestly it was just writing the report for the adventurous journey at the end of the silver award. It was a painfully slow process but now that I've done it, I have realized that I just made it more painful than it needed to be.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish in your term as a Duke Delegate?
A: During my time as a Duke Delegate, I hope to inspire and encourage the youth people of my society to become a part of the Duke of Ed Award and start to make a difference in their community.

Q: What do you think of the qualities of a great Leader what comes to mind? What does Leadership mean to you?
A: When I think of a leader I think of an individual who is inspiring and encouraging. Someone who reaches beyond themselves, who looks out for others, who plays on other strengths and also has some sense of humor. A leader needs to be someone who cares about the people around them and someone who will take charge when needed but also step back .Leadership to me means reaching above and beyond yourself for the greater good  of the people around you.

Q: What excites you about being a Duke Delegate?
A: What excites me about being a Duke Delegate is the opportunities and the chance to share with others my experience.

Q: Can you give us one interesting fact about yourself?
A: One interesting fact about myself is that I adore children. I have been a part time nanny for 3 years now and I love it! I think children are all such a blessing to the world.