On Friday, February 10th, Jared Conant's classmates had the privilege of joining an award ceremony to honor him for his work as the Maine State Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
|Jared Conant and Casey Bunker|
Casey Bunker, from the Portland Fire Department, presented Jared with his own fire fighter boot on behalf of the International Association of Fire Fighters. The boot represents their gratitude to Jared for his hours of charity work and assistance with their "Fill the Boot" campaign. Casey's speech outlined Jared's impressive efforts and singular dedication to this work.
Ashley King, the Executive Director of the Maine Muscular Dystrophy Association, was unable to attend the presentation. Mike Hagerty read Ashley's speech to Jared and his seventh grade peers. Jared's classmates learned about his tireless efforts and perseverance to raise money and bring awareness to this cause, and celebrated his unwavering commitment to his role as the MDA Maine State Ambassador.
|Mike Hagerty, Jared Conant and Casey Bunker|
It was a privilege to have Jared's dad, Barry Conant, in attendance at this presentation. Jared and Barry will continue their important work together. We were honored to participate in this special recognition of Jared and his work on behalf of the MDA.
Here's more information about what Jared has been up to: