My name is Sarah but I go by my Ojibway name Memegwans, which means little butterfly. This is not my legal name; however, it is a huge part of my identity as a young Aboriginal woman.
My mother pushed me to do well in school as she knew the importance of education. I did not immediately appreciate the value of it, but now I realize the opportunities it holds. I am currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Being in the IB program aids in preparing me for post-secondary education, expanding my knowledge of the world, and it allows me to express my appreciation and curiosity of learning.
After high school, I plan to attend either the University of Saskatchewan or the University of British Columbia, doing either my Bachelor of Arts or Science. I do not have a set plan of what career I want, but I believe that keeping my options open is important. I am very interested in the field of justice, particularly law; however, I am just as interested in the field of science. Whatever I decide to do, I plan to work impeccably hard to achieve my goals as it important not to waste an opportunity that many people in our society do not have.