Final Hamper’s Christmas Academy diploma

Jacob Kinsella recieves his diploma from Hamper’s College of Christmasology representative Nancy Culver – also Special Event and Volunteer Coordinator for Community Centre 55 – at Centre 55 last week. Kinsella will be the College’s last ever graduate. Photo: Submitted

At the age of 10, Jacob Kinsella will forever be the youngest graduate from The Hamper’s College of Christmasology at the University of Northern Lights. This young man was the last one to graduate, as the College has been closed down. In the past years, the College awarded degrees and PhDs to a large number of volunteers that helped with Community Centre 55’s Share-A-Christmas program, which provides less fortunate East End residents with food and toys at Christmas time.

Kinsella, who has been volunteering with his family since he was five years old, is honoured to be awarded his diploma. “It’s a lot of fun to do,” he said. “I like it because you get to help people in need during Christmas.” A student at St. Dennis Catholic School, Kinsella also volunteers as a Beach Metro Community News carrier.

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