October 26, 2020 - Photos - Danielle Sonntag with proud parents, Alice and Marty Sonntag, and with Principal Joanne Beddoes.
DANIELLE SONNTAG – Paul Harris Recognition Award Presentation.
Today the Creston Valley Rotary Club announced that Danielle Sonntag has been awarded Paul Harris Fellow Recognition during a virtual assembly at Adam Robertson Elementary School where Danielle is a teacher on staff.  Principal Joanne Beddows, surprised Danielle with a last minute invitation to come to the gymnasium, where she saw her parents and 2 familiar members of the Rotary club waiting for her to make the presentation.
Special thanks to ARES and School District for allowing Rotary to share this special presentation and recognition  to Danielle in front of her students, fellow teachers and parents.  
Danielle was first involved with Rotary as a recent high school graduate when she attended one-week  Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp held at Crawford Bay.  RYLA is a training program for young people aged 18-25 designed to teach youth skills in leadership, organization, and communication.  Danielle embraced the experience, and returned as a  junior staff person to host and mentor youth, and then to organize and lead at mini-camps for younger students.  It was following her RYLA experiences that Danielle first embraced the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” which she demonstrates today in the way she works and serves.
Danielle obtained her teaching degree and certificate from the University of Victoria through College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.  During her training, she did a teaching practicum in Ireland, where she was stayed with a family with Rotary connections.  Now Danielle teaches at ARES in Creston, B. C., and has always sought to inspire and challenge her students to be better persons along the guidelines of the 4-Way Test of Rotary….”Of all the things we think, say or do….1. Is it the Truth. – 2. Is it Fair to all concerned.—3.  Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships.—4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned.   She is delighted to share about the change in students’ attitudes as she applies these Rotary principles in role as school teacher and mentor.
In recognition of her Rotary Spirit and Service, CVR proudly announces that Danielle Sonntag receives Rotary’s “Paul Harris Fellow Award.”