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Share the Mission 2018/2019 Award Recipients: Darla Machacek and Nicole Wilson - posted until - Sep 09,2019

(Picture from left to right: Theresa Lavalley (primary nominator for Mrs. Machacek), Darla Machacek, Nicole Wilson, and Heather Spiess (primary nominator for Mrs. Wilson).


The Share the Mission Award is the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division Board of Trustees' most prestigious award.  It is intended to honour those who have: offered outstanding or long term service; accepted demanding challenges and set new standards for the rest of us to follow; contributed, through action and deed, to the Catholic atmosphere of our schools; demonstrated involvement and leadership in community/parish organizations; and reflected the Mission Statement of the Holy Spirit School Division in all actions.

"We had many worthy nominations this year, making deliberations difficult," notes the Committee's Chair, Bob Spitzig, "Nonetheless, after much discussion and discernment, the humble and committed work of two individuals rose in our minds.  So, I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Darla Machacek, an educational and speech-language assistant at St. Patrick School in Taber, and Mrs. Nicole Wilson, a Grade 3 teacher at Children of St. Martha School in Lethbridge are the recipients of this year's Share the Mission Award."

Mrs. Machacek's nominators express that she is a genuine and giving person who actively volunteers, not for any recognition but to benefit her greater community.  Her service to the Taber Food Bank, the Cornfest committee, her local Catholic Women's League, St. Augustine Parish, and St. Patrick School are just a few organizations that have benefitted from her service.

Nominators of Mrs. Wilson indicate that she serves as the "hands and feet of Christ," constantly finding ways to bridge the needs that she witnesses in her school, division, and parish with a "humble, peaceful and servant disposition."  For instance, she spearheaded the Raised on Christ Kids (ROCK) Camp that runs out of St. Martha's Parish and has continued to lead the camp for the eight years it has run. 

"'Shining light' was the theme commonly used by the nominators of both of these ladies," explains Superintendent Chris Smeaton.  "Both epitomize how we are called to use our talents to glorify God.  Both are more than deserving of this award."

Please join the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division Board of Trustees in congratulating the recipients of the 2018/2019 Share the Mission Award: Darla Machacek and Nicole Wilson.




For further information regarding this press release, please contact:

Judy Lane, Board Chair
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No.4
Phone: (403) 327-9555 


Posted August 30, 2019

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