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.