St. Gregory Catholic School Celebrates Logan Harding’s Recognition as an ASBA Award Recipient

St. Gregory Catholic School is proud to announce that Logan Harding, a Grade 3 student and a proud member of the Métis Nation, has been recognized by the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) as one of the outstanding Indigenous students from across Alberta. This prestigious award celebrates Logan’s exceptional contributions to his school community, his dedication to embracing and promoting his cultural identity, and his commitment to leadership.

Logan, whose ancestors are of Blackfoot and Cree descent from the Red River Métis settlement of Manitoba, has shown remarkable enthusiasm and readiness to engage with his cultural heritage. He is actively involved in the school's Indigenous Children's Committee and plays a significant role in promoting school-wide events such as Métis Week and Indigenous People's Day. Additionally, Logan is a dedicated member of the local junior forest wardens' program, which allows him to develop essential skills on the land through activities rooted in forestry, ecology, outdoor skills, and leadership.

Logan’s commitment to his culture has been deeply influenced by his mother’s journey to reconnect with her Indigenous roots. This personal connection has fuelled Logan’s passion for cultural learning and his desire to lead others towards a better understanding and compassion for Indigenous people.

"This award is a testament to the remarkable resilience, strength, and determination of Indigenous students across Alberta," said Marilyn Dennis, president of ASBA. "Each recipient has not only excelled academically but has also demonstrated exceptional leadership, courage, and dedication, inspiring us all.”

The Alberta School Boards Association has recognized 12 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 across Alberta for their outstanding leadership and dedication to their cultures and educational journeys. Logan’s achievements and recognition serve as an inspiration to all students and reaffirm the importance of cultural identity and community involvement in shaping future leaders.