Seven candidates nominated to serve as First Nations Role Models

There were seven candidates nominated this year to serve as School District 27s 2016/17 First Nations Role Models.

There were seven candidates nominated this year to serve as School District 27s 2016/17 First Nations Role Models.

The ceremonies to honour all of the candidates were held at the Marie Sharpe Elementary School gymnasium June 1 with speeches from the outgoing role models, Joanna-Rae Alphonse and Brandon Stump who turned over their crowns to the incoming candidates in a formal ceremony.

The festivities were introduced with a performance by the Marie Sharpe Elementary School Hoop Dancers.

Each of this year’s seven candidates was introduced to parents and friends gathered for the occasion with the reading of their nomination biographies as they walked around the gymnasium accompanied by a parent or special friend.

Instructor of education Jerome Beauchamp said all of the candidates are role models in their own rights.

The nominees this year included Pacen Setah, Theresa Inscho, Laryssa Paul, Jayleen Case, Aliza Paul, Dallas George Jr. and Loretta Jeff-Combs.

Joanna-Rae Alphonse and Brandon Stump crowned their successors, Loretta Jeff-Combs and Pacen Setah in a formal ceremony.