A local volunteer will be recognized for making York River Public School a better place.

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has announced that Kelly Leveque will be one of this year’s recipients of the 17th annual Great Place Awards. The board calls it the highest recognition it can give to celebrate those who contribute to student achievement and well-being.

York River’s Principal Marion Wilson says Leveque fits the bill for the award.

Wilson says Leveque has been a parent at the school for four years. In that time, she has willingly volunteered for everything from helping on field trips to organizing events and coordinating the breakfast program. Wilson says Leveque has also been instrumental on school council.

Leveque is one of nine Great Place Award recipients this year, and the only one from North Hastings. She will be presented with the award during a board meeting in Belleville at 7:00pm on Monday.