Every year, Lynn Valley PAC bestows a $250 scholarship on a student who attended Lynn Valley Elementary and then went on to graduate from Argyle Secondary School.
This year, our recipient was Nicole Chant. Nicole has an outstanding academic record – as of term 2 her grade 12 average is 92%. She is heavily engaged in the school community, particularly in the music department when she participates in both band and choir. She leads a balanced life participating in girls Rugby, has been a Brownie leader after participating in Girl Guides for 11 years, and playing with the Lions Gate Symphony. After graduation, Nicole is participating in Latitude Global Volunteering in Fiji during a gap year. Afterwards, she plans on pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at UVic, and eventually becoming a high school music teacher.
[a note from Nicole…]
Thank you for choosing me as your scholarship recipient this year. Your donation is much appreciated.
I am a 2011 graduate from Lynn Valley Elementary, and a 2016 graduate from Argyle Secondary. I enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, including sports, gardening, reading, crafts, traveling, and music. Next year, I will be doing a 6-month volunteer placement in Fiji, starting in February of 2017; upon my return, I plan to move to Vancouver Island to attend the University of Victoria for music.
My fondest memories from my time at Lynn Valley Elementary all revolve around music, from festivals to musicals to small combo performances. I remember being part of the musicals “Honk!” and “Seussical the Musical”, in grades 5 and 7 respectively; the hard work in the months leading up to the performances may have been exhausting, but the success of the show made it worth it. Even now, I can make references to Seussical with many of my elementary school friends, and we’ll share a smile as we remember the fun we had. I also remember the music classes with Mr. Bradshaw: the rhythm practices that have been ingrained into my memory, the weeks we would spend learning new songs on the xylophone, the year we folded 1000 paper cranes to celebrate Remembrance Day. In addition to these things, I also recall the festivals we attended with both the concert band and the jazz band, when we were awarded top standings and were invited to the national music festival the following year. All of these memories are held very closely to me, and it is because of the foundation of music that I received in elementary school that I have made the decision to become a music teacher as a career.
Thank you again for your generosity and your consideration.