Michaela

My name is Michaela, and I am a Grade 12 student at Campbell Collegiate. I am an only child to my two amazing and supportive parents. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today, so they won’t go without mention in this bio. They’re the real MVP’s.

I am involved in the basketball team, along with many other teams, the music program, and various clubs and groups. I have played Campbell basketball for all four of my high school years. In this time, I have been lucky to be extremely successful, winning three city championships and a provincial championship thus far. I also played basketball for Team Saskatchewan in the last four summers.

This is my second year on the Student Leadership Council (SLC). Last year, I was the Sports Representative and this year, I hold the position of Vice-President. I am also in my school’s Senior Voices Concert Choir, the President of SADD, and a part of the Best Buddies and Yes You Can Theatre programs.

I am honoured to have been chosen to be acknowledged through the Twelfth Year program. Thank you to all of the teachers and administrators who had any part in my high school career and, again, thank you to my parents. I am happy that I will be attending the University of Regina next year and playing basketball in the Cougar program, and I am looking forward to all that the future holds.

Janielle

My name is Janielle. In 2008, my family emigrated from Manila, Philippines. I am graduating from Harvest City Christian Academy. I have been on the Student Representative Council for four years, the last two of which I served as President. I was also on the senior volleyball and basketball teams and have been involved in our Workshop Team throughout high school. In Grade 11, I was honoured with the School Spirit Award.

Volunteering is very important to me. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, I loved working as a counsellor at Circle Square Ranch Camp with campers aged 5 to 16 years old. I participate with church outreach with LOVE REGINA, Come and Dine, and Global Focus. I have served on four mission trips in northern Saskatchewan and a highlight was volunteering in Pelican Narrows.

In Grades 9 and 10, I was awarded the Christian Service Award. My involvement in my community has had a very positive impact on me, making me a better person. Volunteering gives me a chance to focus on others and has taught me patience, how to work well with many people, and to see things from other people’s perspectives.

Sydney

My name is Sydney. I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 21, 1997 to two of the most loving parents on the planet, Michael and Sandi.

Before I started my four-year endeavour at F.W. Johnson Collegiate, I attended St. Theresa Elementary School. I’m actively involved in all things Johnson. I’ve played volleyball, basketball, badminton and golf for the past four years, receiving many awards for my athletic capabilities. Athletics have been a huge part of my life. I now play for the Strasbourg Synergy team.

Besides all of the sports I play, I am also on the Student Representative Council. I have worked hard over the past three years to make Johnson an enjoyable and fun environment for the staff and students by planning pep rallies and spirit days and even activities to do over the lunch hour.

As you can probably tell, I’m a fairly busy gal. I don’t have a lot of free time, but I live a very balanced life. I have managed to stay on top of my studies and have worked hard to be a continuous honour roll student for the past four years.

I am very honoured to have been nominated by my teachers and chosen for this award. It means a great deal to me.

Whitney

My name is Whitney, and I was born on March 12, 1997, in Regina. I am the youngest child and have two older brothers named Matthew and Tyler; a niece, Rylie, who is almost four years old; and a six-year-old dog named Coco. My parents have been married for over 25 years and every year, my family and I go on summer vacation. All my family members attended Cochrane High School. I attended Judge Bryant from Kindergarten to Grade 8 before going to Cochrane.

When I was three years old, I found out that I needed hearing aids. And even though I also have asthma, that hasn’t stopped me from playing sports. At five years old, I started playing soccer; I have been bowling for six years; I played volleyball in Grades 6-8; and I started playing badminton and basketball in Grade 9.

I have earned an Attendance Award and been on the honour roll every year of high school. I won the Science Award in Grade 10 and had the highest mark in mathematics in Grade 11, earning me an Academic Award. I have also received two awards for basketball: Most Improved Player and Coaches’ Award.

When I was 16 years old, I got my first job at Smitty’s as a dishwasher and am currently still working there. I also have a second job working as a cook at McDonald’s.

I would like to thank my family and teachers for all of their support.

Nicholas

Hello! My name is Nick and I am a grade 12 student at Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School. I am the president of the SRC (Student Representative Council) this year and I was the assembly co-director of the SRC last year. I was also involved with the drama department for all four years of my high school career. I have enjoyed my high school experience and look forward to moving on in life and getting more serious and focused in my studies. Although I enjoy several arts and humanities classes, my favorite subjects are typically science-based.

In university I am looking to pursue a career, or at least a degree, in an area of botanical toxicology where I would study poisonous plants and the toxins within them. I think family and friends are extremely important and I am surrounded by people who love me and who I love in return – I am thankful for that. My hobbies vary and include many things but I really like board games, soccer and baseball, and spending time with my dog. I am very honoured to have been chosen to participate in the “Twelfth Year” event and I would like to thank my family, friends, peers, teachers, co-workers, and everyone who has left a positive impression in my life; they have shaped me into the person I am today. Finally, I would like to thank Andrea Norberg Photography for their dedication in recognizing senior high school students. Such recognition is certainly appreciated and humbling.

Dakota

My name is Dakota, and I am currently a Grade 12 student at Balfour Collegiate. I enjoy attending school every day, as I also love to learn and discover new things whenever I am given the opportunity.

As well as studying my favourite school subjects, I also like to study music. I have been playing piano for 13 years (since I was five years old), and I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved music, and I see music in everyday life. I love to incorporate music into my school environment in ways such as getting involved in school performances and events―I love to be in the spotlight!

During and outside of school, I continue to be a very friendly and outgoing person. As well as a proud extrovert, I would also label myself as incredibly optimistic, as I tend to find the good in most situations. I often see the glass as half full, rather than half empty!

In the future, I am planning to attend the University of Regina to begin my career in psychology as a guidance counsellor.

Caeleigh

Hello! My name is Caeleigh and I am a senior in the French Immersion program at Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School. I have been involved with the Student Council in grades eleven and twelve – first as the Assistant Treasurer and now as the Secretary. I have also been involved in choir for four years and was a founding member of our French Club. I believe strongly in social justice and thus I have been involved in our school’s social justice group, Minga. Outside of school, I continue to expand my views on social issues through involvement in Saskatchewan Youth Parliament – an organization I have now been a part of for seven years. Next year, I will be going to the University of Regina to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I hope to use this degree to become a practicing clinical psychologist.

Georgia

Hello! It’s so hard to believe that I’m in my last year of high school. I still remember clearly my first day of grade nine. The Student Representative Council was standing up at the front and I knew that one day I wanted to be a part of that. Ever since then, I have been a very active student at Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School. Throughout my four years I have become heavily involved in many extra-curricular activities. This year I have participated in volleyball, the musical, improv, one-act plays, flag football, and the SRC. I am also at the school bright and early for my early bird classes, band and choir. Although I’ve been busy, I have managed to be on Major Honour Roll in grades nine, ten, eleven, and twelve. My awards include the Choral Musicianship Award (grades nine, ten, eleven), the Junior Improv Award, an Acting Certificate of Merit from the Saskatchewan Drama Association, the Senior Girls’ Volleyball Coaches Award, the grade eleven English Award, Foundations 30 Award, and several Outstanding Student Leadership Awards.

Although I volunteer a few times here and there during the school year, the summer is when I help out at my church. Resurrection Parish holds a Vacation Bible School every summer for kids under and including grade five. I volunteer as a group leader and have for the past three years. I love working with kids and helping them grow in their faith. I have been so unbelievably privileged to have as many opportunities as I’ve had. I owe it all to my family and friends for always supporting me in anything and everything that I have wanted to do. My post-secondary goal is to focus on a business degree with a major in marketing. I plan to go into a co-operative program where I can get real life job experiences and hopefully have many opportunities in the future!

Cassandra

Hello! I’m Cassandra, and I am a grade 12 student at Archbishop M.C. O’Neill Catholic High School. I was born in Westlock, Alberta, lived in Peace River for five years and moved to Regina seven years ago. The Titans have become my family, and I am proud to be a part of such an amazing school! Throughout my years I have been as involved as I could. I have been a part of the wrestling team and am a four time city champion. I am also a part of the Student Representative Council as the Social Director. Part of my duties in this role include planning and coordinating our school dances, as well as planning activities for theme days and events run at lunch hours. This year I was also part of the drama production which performed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and I sang in our school choir.

In my spare time I wrestle at Cat Town, and I am planning on travelling to New Brunswick for Nationals in April. When I am not wrestling, I coach diving with the Regina Diving Club. Other than diving, I also work as a lifeguard with the City of Regina. With any time I have left over, I enjoy running and baking. Next year, I plan on studying kinesiology or criminology at either the University of Regina or Simon Fraser. I will hopefully continue to wrestle and run in my spare time. I am excited to be challenged academically and to start a new chapter in my life. I look forward to everything I will learn and all the new opportunities. I loved high school and would not trade any of my experiences. “Once a Titan, always a Titan!” I will never forget what this school has given to me, and I hope one day I can pay it forward!