The Exemplary Practice and Student Showcase awards happen twice a year in February and June, shining a light on exceptional members of the Calgary Academy community. These awards recognize the contributions of staff and students demonstrating excellence, leadership, and innovation to support HLG in achieving its mission and advancing overall effectiveness.
This year’s June awards recipients include:
- Ms. Christine Talukdar
- Addison Hutchison, Grade 10
The recipient of the Board’s Exemplary Practice Award for June 2023 is Creative & Web Lead Christine Talukdar. Christine is described as an innovative, highly knowledgeable leader.
Her exemplary creative design skills have elevated every visual aspect of HLG—from publications and advertisements to websites, landing pages, and custom apps. Christine made her mark and elevated the brand profile of HLG.
Christine joined the HLG community in April of 2018. She graduated from George Brown College, bringing extensive industry graphic and web design experience to her role at CA.
Her creative visual fingerprints are everywhere, including nine sub-brands within Calgary Academy, multiple websites, countless SharePoint sites and applications, on the walls and busses of CA, and in virtually all print materials, including for admissions material, drama productions, graduation ceremonies, recognition nights, Strategic Plans, the Annual Education Results Report, Captivate Annual Impact Report, and much, much more!
The recipient of the Board’s Student Showcase Award for June 2023 is a Grade 10 Blended+ student, Addison Hutchinson. Addison has been at Calgary Academy since early elementary and transitioned to the Blended+ community in its inaugural year last year.
The nomination for this award was written by her photography teacher, who has seen the work Addison has created for our community.
As a Grade 10 Blended+ student, Addison has excellent time management skills. When she isn’t working on assignments or studying for an exam, Addison keeps herself busy refining her photography skills and reflecting on ways to improve her technique.
She even encourages her friends to capture photos at various sporting events or celebrations. Most recently, Addison made sure to bring a camera to the Blended+ Montreal trip to practice with DSLR cameras and take photos for the yearbook.
Congratulations to these deserving individuals on their achievements and future success at Calgary Academy!