When Morgan Sorsdahl was little, she was inspired by those older than her to try new things and do some good.

Now, the Grade 12 student at Bert Church High School hopes to bring some of that same energy to those younger than her.

“I looked up to these people who were encouraging me to meet new people, talk to new people and help those people,” says Sorsdahl.

“That’s what I’m trying to do now. Inspire kids here to try and do better.”

Sorsdahl volunteers for the Bert Church Chargers football team as a manager and trainer. She also works at Genesis Place as a recreational leader for youth.

In 2020, Sorsdahl wrapped up her taekwondo training after more than 10 years when she achieved her black belt certification. While there, she also helped train kids on technique and form.

Nominator Mitchell Bates volunteers with Sorsdahl for the Chargers and is also her social studies teacher. 

“Throughout her education, she has also participated in several service-learning opportunities aimed at supporting communities in the developing world,” says Bates. 

“The skills, compassion, work ethic and empathy that Morgan displays are foundational attributes that will result in her continuing to demonstrate great promise in Airdrie.”