Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Sydney Black
of St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Owen Sound
Sydney Black has been a long-standing member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Owen Sound. Sydney's involvement in the church really increased when Father Kuzma came to the Parish. His sermons and enthusiasm prompted her to become an altar server, which until Covid, she had done for the past four years. The other major influencing factor in her Catholic journey is the book “Resisting Happiness” by Matthew Kelly, the founder of Dynamic Catholic. Sydney's dream job is to work for this organization in the future!
The Diocese of Hamilton Award is given to a student in the graduating class in every high school across the Diocese at the end of every school year. The Award recognizes a student in the graduating class who has attained high academic proficiency and exemplifies Catholic leadership qualities, Christian values and a commitment to service in the community.