Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School

My name is Riddore Creer and I am a Grade 12 student at Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School. If you ask most people at my school who I am, they would most likely say that I am the enthusiastic guy on the intercom. I am a very energetic and outgoing person and have been very involved in my school community since Grade 9. I am blessed to have been involved in the music and drama programs and I have also been a part of MINGA and Multicultural Club. My faith has always been very important to me, and I have loved sharing it through my role as theLiturgical Representative on the SRC and through my involvement with Aramaic, the praise and worship band at my school. I have always strived to create a welcoming, open, and loving community at my school, so everyone feels that they belong. I am a very outgoing, passionate, and diligent person, due in part to being raised by strong and hardworking immigrant parents.They have always inspired me to do my best and to pursue my dreams, without being afraid to do so. This is why I will be moving to Toronto to pursue a career in nursing at Ryerson University. Although I am unsure of where my life will go, I am ready to tackle adulthood, to follow my dreams on my journey, and to spread positivity and kindness to the world

Balfour Collegiate 

My name is Jayda Duval. I was born in Saskatoon and moved to Regina when I was five years old. My ethnic background includes Jamaican and Ukrainian. I have a loving family who has always supported me throughout all of my life endeavours and this has had an enormous impact on my success. Without the ongoing support of my family, I would not be the intelligent and independent individual I am today.

Since I was young, sports has been a common theme in my family. With both of my parents playing sports at a professional level, it has inspired me to follow in their footsteps and strive to be the best athlete I can be. Throughout high school, I have participated in volleyball, basketball, badminton, flag football and the high school football team. I have received multiple awards in each year of being a part of those teams. I have received a lot of attention for being the first female player on my high school football team, which was such a humbling experience. I was named both junior and senior female athlete of the year and received awards in every sport.

Throughout my four years at Balfour, juggling sports and academics has left me overwhelmed at times, but my motivation to succeed has never allowed me to stop pushing to achieve academic excellence. Over the years, I have been on the honour roll and received meritorious awards. My schooling has and will always come before anything else in my life as I have set very high expectations and goals, which I will continue to strive to achieve.

I am enrolled at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Arts, and I am very interested in Justice Studies and Human Justice. I am currently undecided on what I want to do as a career but in the future, I would like to work for the government and be a leader within the community. I am honoured and thankful to be a Twelfth Year recipient and to be able to express who I am.

Harvest City Christian Academy

My name is Ethan Corpuz, and I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. I am blessed with supportive parents, who have influenced my growth into the adult I am today, and with two older siblings, who help me succeed in classes and my activities.

I have attended Harvest City Christian Academy since Kindergarten, and during high school, I have constantly pushed myself to always try something new. Through it, I found great passions, including the Student Leadership Council (SLC) and Drama Club. I have been a member of the SLC for all four years of high school. My roles have been as the social representative leader and as the co-president. I received the School Spirit award and the Christian Service Award in both Grades 10 and 11 for my contributions to the SLC. I am thankful for the support and encouragement I received from my advisors, as well as the lessons they have taught me in leadership and in serving.

I have also been part of the Drama Club throughout high school and held the lead roles in Grades 10 and 11. My favourite role was Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music. I am grateful for the support of my drama teachers as they pushed my comfort limits.

After graduation, I will be attending Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw, enrolling in Architectural Technologies. I want to thank Erin and Andrea for the opportunity to be a part of Twelfth Year.

Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School

My name is Brooke Shumay and I am thrilled that I have had the opportunity to learn and develop my leadership skills over the last four years at Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School. I have been involved in many of my favorite activities, some of which include volleyball, the dance team, basketball, and flag football. This year I was also fortunate enough to serve as President of the SRC. The role of president of the SRC has allowed me to help organize spirit days, assemblies and other student-led activities. I have made so many memories that I will cherish forever. Joining teams and clubs and participating in different activities gave me the chance to expand my horizons, meet new people and develop new skills. At first, I was very hesitant to get involved, but by putting myself out there, I made many new friends and had great experiences. It is important to make the most out of everything and do what you love. I have always been very interested in sciences, specifically chemistry, Next year I will be majoring in chemistry at the University of Regina. After I finish with chemistry, I would like obtain my education degree so that I can become a teacher. I love to interact with people, and I have a desire to positively affect people’s lives. I am excited for my future and am eager to see what it holds. I will miss my high school years, as it was a huge part of my life, but I know I have a plan and I cannot wait to see it unfold

Thom Collegiate

My name is Kalli Brown, and I am proud to say I have been a Thom Trojan for the last four years. My studies and extracurricular activities have kept me very busy during that time, but they have helped me grow and learn immensely, and I wouldn’t change a second of it.

I sing in the concert choir, the chamber choir and the vocal jazz group, and the three amazing choir directors who have taught me during my time here have taught me so much about music and about confidence.

Volleyball gave me a team to play with and learn from, for which I could not be more grateful. Playing as a partner on the Unified basketball team for the past two years has given me so many new friends and experiences that have helped to shape me into who I am today.

The SRC, which I joined only this year, has been an incredible learning experience and is such a fun challenge to take part in with the friends around me. I was lucky enough to be elected vice-president of the SRC, and I am proud to represent Thom Collegiate and to be able to work on making it a better place every day.

And despite all odds, some of my best memories have come from AP calculus class, a huge challenge which has to prepare me for the future. The friends and memories I have made in the last four years are ones I will treasure forever, even if we are moving on to bigger and better things very soon. I know I will look back on this time fondly, and I am so excited to see what the future has to offer.

Balfour Collegiate 

My name is Erick Niyogushima. I am the firstborn in my family. I was born in Tanzania (west side of Africa) and moved to Canada in 2015 when I was 13 years old. Since arriving here, I’ve been glad to have found good friends, along with my family, who have helped to push me towards success.

Balfour has been a marvelous school from ninth grade to my senior year. Balfour offers extracurricular activities so all students can participate and get to know each other. I joined multiple sports in Grade 10, and one of my highlights was being a city champion in cross country. During that year, I also joined football, a sport that I continued playing into my senior year. My Grade 10 year was just full of surprises. I was announced as a Balfour Beacon and was nominated as athlete of the year. Extracurricular is very meaningful in my life. I am thankful to all of the admirable teachers who have helped me with my work in school so I can take part in activities at the end of the day.

After graduation, I look forward to going into post-secondary education for police studies at the University of Regina. I hope to someday see myself in a police officer uniform. Being a police officer is not my only career goal; I also think about how it would feel to become a pilot.

Life is like riding a bicycle…to keep your balance, you must keep moving. I’m grateful and thankful to be a Twelfth Year recipient!

Harvest City Christian Academy

I am Elizabeth Ingrid Espinas Primitivo, a first-generation immigrant from the Philippines. Being involved in the community is important and it is the reason I have been part of Toastmasters and a volunteer in the Reading Buddy Program through the Regina Public Library. I have been an active member of Harvest City Christian Academy’s Student Leadership Council, currently heading the Outreach committee, organizing events such as the “Socks for Soul’s Harbour” fundraiser. I have also been part of the Air Cadet Program for the past six years, where I serve as a Flight Sergeant for 41 Hercules.

Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.” This quotation has greatly inspired me and challenged how I perceive life, making me more passionate about how the details can bring forward truth. I enjoy doing puzzles, which also increased my love for fine details and looking for clues that others don’t notice.

My fascination with forensics led me to pursue an online course in Forensic Science with Stratford University, where I finished with high honours when I was 16. I plan to pursue science at the University of Regina, after which I intend to go to Mississauga to earn a master’s degree in forensic discipline. It has been such an honour and blessing to be part of the Twelfth Year Program for 2020.

Regina Christian School

My name is Daisy Flaman, and I have been attending Regina Christian School since Kindergarten. Throughout my time at RCS, I have learned about the importance of leadership and servanthood while growing closer to God, my peers and my teachers.

While I have been at RCS, I have been heavily involved in extracurricular activities. I have had the opportunity to participate in SLC, local and international missions, volleyball, musical, yearbook and curling. I have also always aimed for excellence in academics and have consistently been on the honour roll.

Outside of school, you can find me serving in children’s programs at my church, playing piano and tending to my houseplants. Church has always been a big part of my life, and I love that I have the opportunity to serve alongside friends and family. I also grew up playing piano and it has become a source of relaxation during stressful times.

After graduation, I will be attending Summit Pacific College in Abbotsford, British Columbia for one year. Following Bible school, I will be attending the University of Regina to pursue a career that I can use to serve those around me.

Thom Collegiate

Hard work, focus and determination have been instilled in me, especially since I come from a single- income family. To uphold these values, I am extremely driven and willing to do whatever needs to be done. My resiliency and perseverance results from my exposure to many hardships during my childhood.

At Thom Collegiate, I have achieved academic excellence while being actively involved in many extracurricular activities, including basketball, track and field, concert and jazz band, vocal jazz, concert and chamber choir, improvisation, theatre arts, newspaper club and SRC. These diverse activities allowed me to engage with a variety of people. This year, I was honoured to be chosen as the Student Council President, which enabled me to hone my leadership skills.

Outside of school, I am an active participant in roller derby. Currently, I play on five local teams and twice I have had the exciting opportunity to play on the national team. I am also involved in a local theatre company. I commit to two part-time jobs. Most notably, I devote many hours towards child abuse awareness and prevention. My extensive involvement requires time management and communication skills, which will serve me well in my future endeavours.

Ultimately, I strive to make the world a better place. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree so that I can make a difference in children’s lives. As an educator, I will continue my activism work by establishing a child abuse prevention program. Eventually, I will enter into the political realm and use my leadership skills to make far-reaching changes.

Balfour Collegiate

My name is Noah Pelletier. I am a Grade 12 student at Balfour Collegiate. Over the past four years of high school, I have been involved in various activities within the school such as football, basketball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, handball and more.

Football has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I played Regina Minor Football up until my Grade 9 year when I started playing quarterback for the Balfour Bears. I also played for U16 Team Saskatchewan in 2017 and for the U18 Team Saskatchewan in 2018 and 2019 when we became back-to-back gold medal champions. I had the opportunity to play for Team Canada in 2018 and in 2020, which took me to Texas to play in the AT&T Stadium. This experience was a highlight in my football career. Being part of these elite teams has been an honour, and I will treasure these moments for the rest of my life.

I have received many academic and athletic awards while attending Balfour Collegiate, including honour roll, meritorious awards, Rookie of the Year, Offensive MVP, two-time team MVP, Senior Athlete of the Year and RHSAA Gerry Thompson Football Award.

As my high school football career comes to an end, I have been fortunate enough to be approached by the Regina Rams to join the team as a quarterback with their organization. While playing football with the Regina Rams, I will be attending the University of Regina where I plan to obtain a degree.

I would like to thank my family members who have supported me throughout the years and as well, I would like to thank all of my teachers and coaches for all of their hard work and dedication throughout my high school years. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person or athlete I am today. I would also like to thank the Twelfth Year organizers for this opportunity to showcase my talents and senior year.