My name is Amilia Shepherd. I am 18 years old in Grade 12 at Scott Collegiate. I am from the Ocean Man First Nation but live in Regina. I recently got accepted into the University of Regina for pre-law and will start in the fall, where I will have that degree in four years. After that, I plan on going to a bigger city for law school and getting my law degree there.
I used to love going to karate and training for tournaments when I was younger, but didn’t have time for it after I started focusing on school and keeping up my grades. At the moment, I work as a mentor for an after-school program called G.Y.M. and get paid while working with the kids!
I moved out of my mom’s house and took on a lot of responsibilities at a young age. Some of those responsibilities are paying my own bills, getting myself to school, taking care of myself and making sure my apartment is clean…stuff you wouldn’t expect a 17 year old to be doing. Thankfully I was taught all those skills at a younger age from my family. Learning these life skills at a young age helped me to become the responsible person I am today.