The Meaning of Home Contest

Celebrating Katy's Achievement in the Meaning of Home Contest
Posted on 07/02/2024
Katy with her teachers and Principal Boyle

Kateryna (Katy) K., a Grade 5 student at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, has won the grand prize in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Meaning of Home contest. Her poem, “What does home mean to me?”, earned a $30,000 grant for Habitat for Humanity Hamilton.

This year, Hamilton students broke records with 437 entries, raising $4,370 for Habitat Hamilton. On June 19th, the whole school celebrated Katy's achievement. Principal Anna Boyle and Superintendent of Education Morris Hucal joined Katy's classmates, teachers, and family in congratulating her.

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Sagen also attended, highlighting Katy's dedication to helping others and the community's support for affordable housing.

Katy’s accomplishment reflects her goodness, talent, and caring spirit. It also shows HWCDSB’s commitment to placing Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church at the centre of our students' learning experiences, nurturing students who make a difference.
The celebration ended on a high note, with Habitat for Humanity thanking the students by shooting T-shirts into the crowd with a T-shirt cannon, adding excitement and fun to the event.

For more on Katy's journey and event highlights, visit Habitat for Humanity Hamilton.

Habitat for Humanity reps asking questions of the excited students during the assemblySupt Hucal, Katy and members of Habitat for Humanity on stage Supt Hucal standing with poem winner Katy Students catching the t-shirts Katy holding flowers and standing with Principal Boyle and teachers