The whole team at 100.5 Fresh Radio, Darling Insurance, Lighthouse Private Wealth and PJ’s Diner would like to congratulate Dalton Keough for being our monthly Kid with Class for May!
Here is the nomination for Dalton.
Dalton Keough, a Grade 12 student at St. Peter Catholic
Secondary School is an extraordinary young man and our choice for “Kid with Class”. The following are words of admiration for Dalton from staff and teachers who
have had the pleasure to know, work with and teach Dalton. I would like to share a few personal thoughts regarding my student Dalton Keough. I have the pleasure of
being Dalton’s Coop Education teacher at St Peter Catholic School. Dalton requested and secured a Coop placement with the custodial staff here at St. Peter. His work
placement tasks require him to work closely with custodial staff as well as having frequent interaction with all staff and students. Through his time in his placement,
Dalton has become familiar with the routine of various daily tasks that are required to be completed. He takes great pride in this role and shows a genuine interest in his
learning. I think what is most remarkable for me, however, is what I have come to learn. I see a student who brings to his placement character traits rarely seen in such
measure. Dalton is a model of kindness and consideration with a genuine interest in the lives of others. He is an accepting and nonjudgmental individual, always thankful for any opportunity given him. Dalton shines a light on those qualities we hold in highest regard – faith, honesty and joyfulness. I can’t remember meeting a more polite individual than Dalton. As part of my communication with
students, I email them from time to time. Usually, as is the case with email, they are quick updates to which a response is not, necessarily, expected. With Dalton,
however, I can always expect a follow up email – he always gets the last word it seems: Thank you. As I write this I hear activity in the hallway outside my office. It’s
Dalton attending to one of his daily tasks. “Good morning Mr. Burke, how are things?” asks Dalton as he passes by. “Oh good morning Dalton… better, much better
now”, I reply. Shine on Dalton! ———————————————————————————————– Dalton Keough is a Grade 12 student here at St Peter
Catholic Secondary School. He is 17 years old. I am a secretary in the main office along with 3 other ladies. Dalton is one of our kindest students. Whenever he comes
into the office he is quick to greet each of us and ask how our day is going. It is so refreshing as with most students small talk is a thing of the past. Cell phones is the
new way to communicate. Not with Dalton! He is very personable and thankful for even the smallest task done for him. We notice him outside in the bitter cold helping
our custodians emptying garbage and ensuring the school is always presentable. We never see him without a smile on his face. I have worked in several schools and
honestly can’t think of a student more deserving of your award of “Kids with Class” ———————————————————————————————–
What I have noticed in Dalton over the 4 years I have known him is that he has a genuine interest in others. And when I say others I mean people…all people. It doesn’t
matter if he is speaking to a classmate, a teacher, a custodian or a complete stranger, he says hello and is interested in what they have to say. He is also willing to share
what is going on in his own life and seeks perspectives from those he is speaking to. Dalton also cares greatly for other people. He is a kid who would never want any of
his actions to have a negative impact on someone. If there is any student I have encountered who could be considered a “Student with Class” it would be Dalton. ———————————————————————————————– I taught Dalton last semester, but he was known to me previously because Steve taught him last year and always spoke of him fondly. Dalton is famous for his
passion for trucks, and at the end of his history course, he presented Mr. Brown with the gift of a beautiful book of numerous truck drawings he had created. It was
remarkable! When I met Dalton and his mother in August at Staples, she told me he couldn’t wait for school to start. Dalton confirmed that he loves school because he
loves to learn and loves all of the teachers. I had the pleasure of teaching him last semester in the 3E/4E English class. Dalton was always in a good mood! He attended
regularly, always tried to do his best, and thanked me at the end of each day. When I once gave as an opening discussion topic “Name your top 5 favorite teachers,” I
believe Dalton named about 15 or 20! Dalton is very close to his mother and loves to share his successes with her. After receiving a good mark, he always asked if he
could call his mom and tell her about it. I loved seeing the pride he took in his work and in pleasing his mom. Dalton is always kind to his classmates, listens to them
respectfully and shares with them willingly. He is a pleasure to teach each and every day. ———————————————————————————————– One of the kindest, friendliest and most polite students I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Running into Dalton anywhere in the school during the day is an event guaranteed to brighten one’s day. He always has a ready smile and a
cheerful disposition. It truly makes my day when I can pause and chat with Dalton about, well, literally anything. Truly a great young man. ———————————————————————————————– I feel that Dalton is a “kid with class” because I am fortunate to have him as a Co- op student and he performs whatever task is given to him inside or outside of the school, always
with a positive attitude. His help has been appreciated and we have been lucky to have him as part of our Custodial team. ———————————————————————————————– I think Dalton is such a nice young man and he is so caring of others. He is a hard worker who always strives to do his best. At present, he is in a co-op with the custodians and takes pride in his work.
For being the 100.5 Fresh Radio Kid With Class for May, Dalton receives:
*A $100 R.E.S.P from Lighthouse Private Wealth,
*A $100 Lansdowne Place gift card from Darling Insurance,
*A class lunch courtesy of PJ’S Diner.
Dalton is also entered in the year-end Grand Prize for a $1,000 R.E.S.P from Lighthouse Private Wealth.