Recent Global Teacher Prize winner and former Afton resident has high praise from the people of her hometown. Maggie MacDonnell won the Global Teacher Prize, along with a 1 million dollar award to be used within her community.
Antigonish County Warden Russell Boucher says the county is very proud to see one of their own win such a prestigious award:
During the council meeting, MacDonnell was recognized by councillors for her outstanding contributions to the community of Salluit, Quebec. MacDonnell created a number of programs for boys and girls, including job mentorship and funds to assist with healthy meals.