Liam Harper-McCabe has a passion for making a difference and takes every opportunity he can to volunteer, whether it is through helping out within the community, or taking on a leadership role in his co-curricular activities, athletics, or academics.
Growing up at HSC, Liam was taught at a young age the importance of giving back, and in Grade 5 his interest in volunteering was sparked when he discovered the Junior Duke of Edinburgh Award, which led him to helping out at a local school’s garden. He then became involved with Hamilton Victory Gardens, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fresh produce to local food banks. He has also given his time to a number of campus events, having volunteered at events such as HSC’s Open Houses and Grandparents Day.
In addition to helping out within the HSC and Hamilton communities, Liam’s dedication to furthering his education both inside the class and out was recognized when he was named the recipient of the Robin Polson Celebration of Life Award. This award honours a Grade 5 student who puts exceptional energy and effort into their academic and co-curricular life at the College. In Grade 6 he became a sports representative for his house, and in Grades 6 and 7 he helped welcome new students as one of HSC’s student ambassadors. During his Grade 8 year, Liam was once again involved as a Maple House Captain.
Between his classes and being such an active volunteer, Liam has still found a way to pursue his arts and athletics passions. From choir and band to soccer, basketball, rugby and track and field, Liam has found a way to follow his passions, while encouraging his peers, winning leadership awards in his musical and athletic endeavours.
“I recognize how important it is to work hard and be a role model in everything you do. I try to put my best effort forward and put others before myself.”