Latiya Northwest, our very own Maskwacis Nation member, received an award from the Alberta School Board Association. Latiya Northwest is in grade 11 and goes to school at St. Augustine Catholic School in Ponoka. The award she is received is the FNMI Shining Star award and not only is she the first at St. Augustine School student to receive this award, she is also the first person ever to receive the award. Northwest is being recognized for her leadership and for being a role model to others. She was recommended for the award from St. Augustine School Councillor Tara Newton. She has seen first-hand that Latiya is a leader and wrote an essay to the association to explain why she deserved this prestigious award.