Alannah Burris is a busy girl.
The Grade 12 student at PECI volunteers with the Hillier Women’s Institute, is on the student senate for the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, is the events chair for student council and coaches at the County Clippers.
That dedication is what made her one of 10 recipients who went to Queen’s Park last week to receive the 2018 Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers and received a special audience with Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell.
Prince Edward County Acting Mayor Dianne O’Brien says Burris is committed to helping others where she lives.
The Consecon teen is heading away to university this fall for health sciences and is looking to work towards a career in public health where she can continue to serve others.