Olympian Akeem Haynes Honoured with CBE Legacy Award

Jun. 13, 2017

For immediate release

​CALGARY – The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Board of Trustees is honoured to announce Akeem Haynes as the fourth recipient of the CBE’s Legacy Award. The award will be presented at the Public Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 13.

Akeem Haynes is a world-class sprinter and the winner of a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Akeem graduated from Crescent Heights High School in 2010.

The CBE Legacy Award celebrates public education in Calgary and the individuals who have contributed to our communities. In every corner of the city, across the country and beyond, CBE alumni have made a lasting impact.

Public education makes a difference in our communities, our country and our world. Legacy Award recipients will embody the work of the public education system and represent the legacy of the CBE: preparing students for life, work and inspiring life-long learning.

Nominations for the Legacy Award are accepted year round. The form is available on the CBE website at http://www.cbe.ab.ca/about-us/board-of-trustees/Pages/legacy-award.aspx

The award was presented to Haynes in May 2017. A video acceptance will be shown at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 12 p.m.

Where:  CBE Education Centre, 1221 – 8th Street. S.W.


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​About the Legacy Award

Since 2002, CBE Board of Trustees have recognized significant CBE alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Program administered by EducationMatters, the CBE's charitable trust. In the past 14 years, recipients have included Olympians, philanthropists, politicians, doctors and others who have made an impact on the lives of Albertans, and who exemplify the CBE Results.

The CBE Distinguished Alumni Awards were the catalyst for the creation of EducationMatters' Emerging Leaders fund. Student leadership opportunities, civic engagement initiatives and post-secondary student awards are among the projects supported through this fund.

The CBE Legacy Award is a fresh take on recognizing the achievements of our alumni. Success at the CBE is highly personal, with each student defining how they learn best and our teachers working to recognize the unique talents and gifts of each student. We want to acknowledge the individuals who continue this work, who use their unique talents to make our world better, the former students who are our legacy.