Shad Entrance Scholarships for Indigenous Students -Abby Welshman
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am Abby Welshman, I’m a grade 11 student attending Corner Brook Regional High. I have always been active in sports, however recently I have put my focus into volleyball and snowboarding! Volunteering has always been a great interest of mine. I am a member of Game Changers, a local volunteer organization. As well I am the founder of Better Tomorrow, a youth lead volunteer group! Music has always been a large part of my life, from my father showing me chords on guitar, singing lessons, choir, to getting up on stage for a performance. If you’re looking for a person who’s up for adventure, I’m your girl! I will never turn down the opportunity to see more of my small hometown or explore further with opportunities like Shad!
Q: Why do you want to participate in the Shad program/What are you most looking forward to?
I have always been drawn to opportunities to expand my knowledge and see this world from a greater perspective! I believe Shad is the perfect experience for people like me, constantly looking for ways to be the best you can be!
I’ve grown up in a small town my whole life, so with Shad I’m most looking forward to having the opportunity to meet more people like me! To be surrounded by individuals with the same mindset and dreams as myself!
Q: What motivates or sparks your curiosity in STEAM and/or entrepreneurship?
What sparks my curiosity in STEAM and entrepreneurship is widening my own mindset! Growing up in a small town there are a limited number of opportunities for additional education! Shad is an excellent opportunity for both learning in STEAM and entrepreneurship! I will do my best to obtain as much as I’m able with this opportunity!
Q: How do you envision your future? I believe my future is far from decided. When I was six, I envisioned myself as the next Hannah Montana, at 10, I thought I would own the next Carlos bakery, at the age of 14 I thought I would be the best doctor in all of Canada. Yet now at the age of 17, I’m unsure of what my next steps are, where my path will lead me. I can only hope I will pursue a career involving helping others, making both them and me happy. I hope in my future I will be a part of making a difference, through something my future holds waiting for me! I hope my future holds so much good for not only myself but all others around me.
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