My name is Venezya Thorsteinson, and I am a senior at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate and proud of it! Throughout my four years, I’ve grown tremendously as a person and have had many new experiences. I am thankful for the opportunities I have received from Sheldon because of its wonderful staff and students.
While attending Sheldon, my love of music had me immersed in band, choir, jazz band, vocal jazz and chamber choir. I’ve also been a part of the improv team and musical theatre; this year, I played the role of Tinman in Sheldon’s production of The Wizard of Oz. I’ve participated on the school’s SLC as an executive member and now treasurer. These experiences have taught me many leadership skills that I will take to future opportunities.
Outside of school, I am proud to be involved with Girl Guides of Canada and the Globe Theatre School. Last year, I was part of Globe Theatre’s production of Concord Floral, featuring the 2018-19 Globe Theatre Young Company. This year, I have been selected to be a part of the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association (SMEA) Honour Choir.
Academics are also very important to my life; I have been on honour roll every year and taken Advanced Placement English for three years. I’ve taken full course loads every year, allowing me to graduate with 42 credits.
After high school, I studying psychology at university, where I hope to stay involved in theatre, music and leadership roles. While pursuing my university education, I hope to travel and gain new experiences!