On Monday, May 15, McKellar Park Public School and Lakehead Public School administration will receive a very significant award from the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) – the CFLC Employer Recognition Award. The award is in recognition of the support provided to Master Warrant Officer Andrew Hotrum who is also a Student Support Professional (SSP) at McKellar Park Public School.
Since 1994, the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) has recognized deserving civilian employers and educators who have demonstrated exceptional support for Reservist employees. Awards are presented every two years and awarded at the Provincial and National Levels. All Canadian employers, and educational institutions, in both the private and public sectors, are eligible.
“We are extremely honoured to receive this very prestigious award from the Canadian Forces Liaison Council,” says Eric Fredrickson, Principal of McKellar Park Public School. “Andrew Hotrum is the consummate professional in his role as a Student Support Professional and we are extremely proud of his ongoing service to our country. He is a role model to both students and staff.”
Master Warrant Officer Andrew Hotrum joined the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment as an infantry soldier. He participated with 3 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Jump Company in Co-operative Osprey (NATO Ex involving three NATO countries and 13 Warsaw Pact countries). He deployed with 2 PPCLI as part of NATO’s SFOR (peace stabilization force) in Bosnia-Herzegovina for 7 months during the civil war. After a few years with the infantry, Master Warrant Officer Hotrum transferred to the Service Company, where he worked his way up the ranks to his current rank, and recently completed the Advanced Leadership Program through the Royal Military College. Master Warrant Officer Hotrum has over 20 years total service with the Canadian Armed Forces.