Diocese of Hamilton Student Awards: Lucas Weber
of Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School, Cambridge
Lucas Weber is an exceptional student who regularly exemplifies Catholic leadership values in all he does. Within his parish community of St. Gregory in Cambridge, Lucas has alter served weekend masses since 2014. With this incredible commitment to the church, Lucas became a mentor to new Altar servers, preparing them to assist with masses as well. With his exemplary dedication to church service, Lucas had the opportunity to support the Bishop at select weddings and confirmations. The values of leadership and the importance of serving and helping others at the Church gave Lucas the confidence to join the youth group there. His involvement in the church further enhanced his leadership skill development when he became a Leader in Training (LIT) with the City of Cambridge youth camps. As a volunteer, he assisted and lead various activities promoting collaboration with the children he worked with.
Within the Monsignor Doyle school community, Lucas was heavily involved with social justice initiatives throughout his time here. He helped lead and organize ‘Trick or Eat’, collecting food for the hungry in our community, ‘A Brief Moment’ where students collected undergarments for the homeless and various other fundraisers. Lucas’ incredible artistic and creative skills contributed to the promotion of social justice events for the school. Real life lessons of the importance of teamwork, dedication to a cause and commitment to the church has helped Lucas learn to appreciate those less fortunate than himself. As Lucas heads off to post-secondary in the fall, he will no doubt carry these amazing qualities with him and continue his service to others less fortunate. Lucas will be attending the University of Guelph in the fall studying Computer Science.
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.