Penticton Secondary School
Ocean bound academic athlete
Don’t be fooled by the soft-spoken, gentle demeanour of this bilingual French immersion grad. This fit future scientist counts the Pen High gym as her favourite place.
“I do homework there during boys’ basketball practice. I find the sound of the bouncing soothing.”
Quintessential career: marine biologist. Want to give ocean animals a better home.
Summer highlight: Mom just won a scuba course at a silent auction and gave it to me.
Favourite subjects: biology and chemistry. Teachers Mr. Arcuri and Mr. Harkness are awesome. Learn new stuff every day.
Independence: entrance scholarship for earth and ocean sciences at University of Victoria next year.
Environment in 50 years: cleaner. People will be more educated and aware of what we are doing to the earth.
Helping out: volunteer coach. Basketball at Queen’s Park Elementary, basketball and rugby at Kettle Valley Railway Middle School.
Fitness find: volleyball, basketball and rugby for Pen High. Provincial volleyball team. First choice? Rugby. Learning speed and agility, thrill of running through people, camaraderie of teammates.
Favourite food: Dad’s barbecue steak. Medium with Italian dressing. Just the way he likes it.
Must have technology: iPhone for online banking, communication
App award: Google Translate. Looking up French words.
Social media: Tumblr Blog. Good place to write thoughts and feelings and vent—carefully. Keep it broad and general.
eReader or print: love a beaten old book I can lend to friends, write notes in margin and turn down corners. Screen reading hurts my eyes.
Lasting life lesson: don’t put your happiness in someone else’s hands. Learned through personal experience.
Most admired person: older brother. Builds computers, network security specialist. One of nicest, most caring guys I know. Has a learning disability but persevered. Always there for me.