Donna Hunter Learning Commons
Ms. Hunter was the public face of the local community’s desire for secular education in the Town of Morinville. She was poised, well-spoken and always respectful in the face of opposition and conflict. Without her ongoing commitment to change and her willingness to take responsibility for the secular school movement and to persevere on behalf of those who supported local access to public education, the present Morinville Public School and the new Four Winds Public School would never have been available to the students of Morvinville.
Over the course of several years, Ms. Hunter never failed to demonstrate courage in the face of adversity as she fought for the rights of citizens in the community. Her willingness to stand up for what she believed was right and just, even when it went against the norm and was unpopular amongst some, is a trait that we seek to instill in the leaders of tomorrow. When it was required, Ms. Hunter took her cause beyond the boundaries of her local community and insisted that provincial lawmakers as well as national organizations and media representatives make themselves knowledgeable about the issues and the rights of citizens. She informed and educated herself and used her factual knowledge to make her case. Throughout, she modeled courage and determination, a collaborative spirit and a desire to create a better community for all.