Lakeshore student receives special award from Port Fire Department

Lakeshore Catholic High School student Michaela Bondis received a special award from Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department for her work on their smoke alarm campaign. Principal Glen Gifford, Deputy Chief Mike Bendia and FPO Scott Lawson presented the award.

Lakeshore Catholic High School student Michaela Bondis received a special award from Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department for her work on their smoke alarm campaign. Principal Glen Gifford, Deputy Chief Mike Bendia and FPO Scott Lawson presented the award.

When the Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department was developing a strategy for a social media campaign, they went immediately to Lakeshore Catholic High School for help.

After initial discussions with the vice principal, FPO Scott Lawson, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department was immediately introduced to student Michaela Bodis, who the vice principal knew would be able help them out with their campaign.

The campaign won a special award, the Fire Marshall’s Public Safety Council award which went to Lakeshore Catholic High School.

Lawson, Deputy Chief Mike Bendia and Chief Tom Cartwright honoured student Michaela Bodis with an award of appreciation for her hard work during Monday night’s meeting of Port Colborne Council.

“The Fire Marshall’s Public Safety Council has a fire safety award,” Lawson said in council. “This prestigious award is given out to groups or individuals that have made a significant influence in the fire safety of their municipality.”

“This year, Port Colborne, Lakeshore Catholic High School was one of 16 individuals/and or groups that won this prestigious award,” he said.

“The chief was very grateful what was done by Lakeshore to win the award, but because Michaela put her heart and soul into the project and helped the municipality out and the fire department, we wanted to present Michaela with a special award of appreciation,” Lawson said.