Balfour Collegiate

My name is Benjamin Taypotat. I am currently in my senior year at Balfour Collegiate and am proud to say Balfour has given me some of the best years of my life. Balfour has always had a welcoming and encouraging environment that has helped me achieve the best I could in my studies and athletics. It has allowed me to develop strong relationships with friends and teachers, for which I am grateful.

For the past four years, I’ve been able to represent Balfour on a variety of its sports teams such as soccer, basketball, football, and ultimate Frisbee. Being on these teams not only kept me in shape but also developed skills that can be applied on and off the court/field. As well as athletics, I have also had success in my studies. Personally, I’ve always loved math and the sciences as they explain how the world works, and I hope that my future includes these areas. Additionally, for the past three years, I have had one of the top three averages in my class and have achieved meritorious in all of my classes.

Outside of school, I enjoy playing soccer, skiing, travelling and hanging out with family and friends. I am a proud First Nations person and am heavily involved in community and cultural functions. As for my future, I plan on attending the University of Regina to pursue a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree. Thank you to everyone at Balfour for the amazing memories and experiences, and thank you to Erin and Andrea for showcasing students with your amazing photography!