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My name is Veronica Exner and I am a grade 12 student at Luther College High School. 95% of the time you can find me at school participating in choir, musical, improv and SRC (Student Representative Council), and sometimes attending class too! I truly feel at home on the stage. I love the pre-show jitters, the bright lights, and the post-performance chaos but most of all I’m grateful that theatre has allowed me to grow as an individual. Incorporating theatre into my everyday life has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, go with the flow, and think outside the box. Additionally, the music and theatre community are so welcoming and being a member has led me to so many great friendships and opportunities I would never have gotten otherwise. Overall, I am so happy to have been so involved in my school community because it has allowed me such a wide variety of experiences. I got to travel to BC to learn about the environment, hear some of the most incredible choirs in Banff, sell popcorn at LIT, and perform at regional improv games. I am so thankful for having been a part of this incredible community where I had the support, encouragement, and motivation to continue to grow. I am so excited to move into the next chapter of my life and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for all of us!

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Jasnoor Guliani is very involved in the academic and extra-curricular life at Luther College. As an IB Diploma student, he challenges himself daily to succeed in academic pursuits, and plans on studying gengineering at university in his future, specifically focusing on sustainable development. Particularly, Jasnoor enjoys the classes of Biology and English. Outside of class, he is the elected Treasurer of the School Representative Council, where he helps plan and lead school events, and co-leads bi-weekly international cafés to connect and integrate the diverse student body at his school. Further, he is very involved in Luther’s Debate Club, succeeding at national and international tournaments, including a strong finish at the Canadian British Parliamentary Nationals in December and participating in a tournament in Oxford, England in March. He also co-leads a debate club at Mother Teresa Middle School, in an effort to use his passion to teach debate skills and concepts to youth and give back to his community. Recently, Jasnoor also finished third place in a national essay contest with an essay written on the importance of debate and discussion in the development of knowledge. In his free time, Jasnoor enjoys playing and watching basketball, reading about science and history, and long-distance running.

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Hi, I’m Avery Lightfoot and I am proud to be graduating from Luther this year! At the beginning of Grade 9 I was so overwhelmed with the amount of activities I could be involved in; I didn’t know where to start. So, I did everything; choir, social events, service clubs, volleyball and softball. However, I wanted to do something more meaningful. I set some personal goals to take on a leadership role within my school community. I joined the SRC as secretary, headed committees to plan school events and became a co-leader of Social Advocacy club. My primary goal was to plan events that were inclusive to the entire student body. Sports are a big part of my identity. I played volleyball with school from grade 6-12, enjoying every moment of it. But my true passion lies in Softball. I have played since I was 6 years old and cannot get enough of it. I currently play for the RMSL 19URiot and look forward to the tryouts with the U of R Cougars this summer. My passion for education, sports and inclusivity are driving me to a Bachelor’s in Health Science at the U of R, to start me on my path to a career in sports program development at a provincial level

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When I moved back from Almaty, Kazakhstan, the first few years of re-establishing roots in Canada was quite difficult for me. I wanted nothing more than to return to the place I called home, despite being a Canadian by birth. Luther changed that. Although my heart will forever have a corner stained the azure blue and golden yellow of the Kazakh flag, the community of Luther gave me a sense of belonging once again. Quickly, I became heavily involved within the school, playing on both the soccer and ultimate frisbee team for all four years and serving on student council. I also participated in many of the visual art initiatives here at Luther, including senior art projects, large-scale murals displayed at our annual invitation basketball tournament, as art has always been my passion. But it was the classroom and endless knowledge of one dedicated teacher that nursed my childhood love of telling tales of swash-buckling heroes into far-off lands into a dream and a professional and literary direction. Of course, the stories I write and plan to write do not have quite the same legendary touch nowadays, but the thrill and adventure of it all remains. In the fall, I plan to attend the University of Regina to study English literature and hope to write novels and children’s books with my own illustrations in the future. Whatever the future holds, I am forever grateful for every opportunity, every teacher and every friend along the way. And like all of my most beloved books, it’s been an adventure thus far, and I am excitedly turning the page into this next chapter of life. Thanks!Kate Persson