Grade 12, Queen Elizabeth Secondary
Muskan is an inspiration to her community for her volunteer work and fund raising efforts with Surrey Memorial Hospital, Sue Hammel, Creekside Elementary, and Grade 7 Girls' Conference. She shows leadership as President of Student Union, Vice President of Grad Council, and Fundraising Chair for Roots and Rhythms. She will encourage us all to get out and make a difference!
Grade 12, L.A. Matheson Secondary
Calista Robinson truly represents a youth voice dedicated to surpassing all expectations and stereotypes that society places on certain groups, in this case, Indigenous Peoples. Throughout high school, even though she moved around, Calista has been a strong youth leader working hard to, as she puts it, "prove everyone wrong." Through everyday friendliness and respect that allows her to be a mentor to so many of our younger kids, her dedication to social justice through her volunteering with various events, from Indigenous Weeks and the Sua Youth Group, to Multicultural Fundraising Gala's, Calista's dedication towards being a leader and how she carries her culture and heritage with her as a pillar of strength. She has spoken at Provincial Youth Panels, presented her heritage to hundreds of students at Language Symposiums and more.
In the words of a song she recently wrote for N'We Jinan:
"Reconciliation is in every time we learn."