#11 Forever Awards

Leadership, Faith & Pursuit of Excellence

Kristian Domingo, a graduate of the Class of 2014, was a “13 year man” who excelled as a student athlete and gained recognition for his dedication to both the football and basketball programs at Vancouver College.  He was recognized for his leadership, hard work and tenacity in doing the best he could, both on and off the field or court.

He chose #11 for his jerseys in memory of his friend Mitchell Ho, a reminder to him of someone who lived  life to the fullest, even in the face of adversity. #11 symbolized courage, hope and fight for Kristian. He received “Most Inspirational Award” on a number of occasions for his ability to draw the best from his teammates and classmates.

Kristian was diagnosed with a rare cancer the day after his graduation ceremony at Vancouver College. True to his character, he never gave up.  He rose to the challenges he faced and lived his life the best way he could.  Though he had to give up competitive sports, he did not want to fall behind and continued his studies at UBC to fulfill his dream of becoming a veterinarian.  Kristian found strength and courage from his faith, family and friends. He never lost hope.

Awarded annually at various high schools and post secondary institutions, the #11Forever Award is given to students who exemplify qualities of leadership, faith and pursuit of excellence by inspiring others within the community.  These individuals are the link to create a team environment where everyone can combine their efforts to excel together.  Concentrating on team efforts, these students are able to motivate through their actions and words to empower peers and teammates to become better versions of themselves.

MOST RECENT RECIPIENT

Abby Santoso

Little Flower Academy

2023

Abby is honoured to receive the #11 Forever Award. She is finishing her last year of high school at LittleFlower Academy, where she continues her days following the footsteps of Kristian with perseverance,strength, and faith. Kristian’s story has inspired her to strive for her goals while enjoying the places,people, and events in her life. She hopes to share Kristian’s spirit in her action and words with the peoplein her school and faith community.

Abby firmly believes that her impact lies in her leadership positions and in serving others in thecommunity. She is a part of numerous clubs and has a distinct humour and kindness reflected in others.Abby is a part of LFA’s Campus Ministry Team, dedicating her time to sharing her faith with other girls inthe LFA community. She helps lead prayer at the beginning of the morning, organizes the social mediapage for the team, makes informative videos for the student body, and conducts unique retreats fordifferent grades. For the past five years, Abby has dedicated her Saturday morning to volunteering inPrep classes at her local church, St. Joesph the Worker Parish. She teaches kids about the Catholic faiththrough stories, songs, and crafts. As Abby serves others through her faith, she also serves othersthrough her role as a Mental Health Ambassador, where she is trained in Mental Health First Aid andsupports the student body through the stigma around mental health. She is also proud to be selected asa Prefect to reflect what it means to be an LFA Angel.

The #11 Forever Award and Kristian’s story show Abby how to live a fulfilled life full of love, spirit andcourage. She hopes to continue the year and into post-secondary to reflect the values of Kristian andspread his legacy