Flanked by QMS Junior School principal Susan Cruikshank, Head of School David Robertson and teacher Dominic Smith, Kionah Williams receives her Student of the Month certificate from Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry and program coordinator Kim Barnard. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Flanked by QMS Junior School principal Susan Cruikshank, Head of School David Robertson and teacher Dominic Smith, Kionah Williams receives her Student of the Month certificate from Duncan Rotary Club president Gregg Perry and program coordinator Kim Barnard. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Queen Margaret’s School can count on Kionah Williams

Grade 7 standout named Duncan Rotary Student of the Month for October

Kionah Williams is someone people at Queen Margaret’s School know they can count on.

Respect, responsibility and reliability are words people at the school associate with Williams, who was named the Rotary Club of Duncan Student of the Month for October.

“It isn’t always the case with every 12-year-old, but Kionah follows through,” said QMS Junior School principal Susan Cruikshank. “When planning an event, she’ll be the one who follows through and says what she’s going to do to bring it to fruition. She’s a good, kind, super kid.”

The list of qualities Williams is known for is extensive: kindness, inclusion, making sure everyone is feeling engaged and supported, making sure everyone’s ideas are heard, diligence in her studies, and always being on time.

On top of her academic commitments, Williams participates in “most sports” at school, as well as V.I. Wave soccer outside of school. She plays flute in the school band, and has even given up her free time on Wednesdays to be able to participate alongside the senior band.

Williams is also an Athletic Captain and St. Hugh’s House Captain. Head of School David Robertson calls her, “Everything you could hope for in a student.”

Now in Grade 7, Williams has attended QMS since kindergarten. Her mom, Brittany, also went to QMS when she was younger. She appreciates being part of the school community.

“I like how the school in general is so welcoming and inclusive,” Williams said. “The people are really nice, and there’s a whole bunch of sports.”

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