My name is Miranda, and I’m in Grade 12 at Scott Collegiate. I have actually attended three different schools since Grade 9. School has always been a priority in my life so I plan to continue my education after high school.

I am proud to be Aboriginal, part of the Listuguj first nation in Québec. Even though I have lived in Regina my entire life, one day I will travel to my reserve and meet my relatives who live there. My family is the main reason I am where I am today. My parents have always encouraged me to succeed in school, and they are very happy and proud that I’m graduating soon.

After high school, I plan to study cosmetology to become a hair dresser and make-up artist. It’s like painting on canvas and creating a masterpiece. I’ve always loved art, painting and drawing and I happen to also love hair and make-up, so I figured why not do them both? Being artistic and making people feel beautiful at the same time seems like the perfect career for me.

After cosmetology school, I plan on getting my business degree and running my own salon sometime in the future. Even if there are bumps along the road, I know I will never give up my dream and will always keep my head up!