Student Showcase

We are excited to include Declan in our student showcase this term to recognize his achievements in Violin. Declan has been involved in violin for the last 8 years.  For the past 5 years he has been involved with the Bow Valley Fiddlers. Declan really enjoys performing and travelling.  He has performed at Retirement Homes, The Calgary Farmers Market, and at the Christmas Concert “Fiddle Fantasia”.  He has performed on Corus Radio & Global TV to raise money for children's charities. He is currently studying for his Level 6 RMC.  His goal for this year is to audition for the Calgary Fiddlers group in May. This is the highest level and the hardest group to make it in to.   Declan also speaks honestly about the biggest challenges he faces is getting to all the performances! We are so proud of your accomplishments, Declan, and are excited to honour you as part of our student showcase. God bless you and guide you as you continue working towards your goals!

Declan Rowles
Temi Aina

We are so pleased to include Temi Aina as part of our student showcase this term in recognition of her great accomplishments in Track & Field. Temi is a very gifted athlete and has been seriously working on her high jump, sprint & hurdles since last summer.  She is currently the top in her age group for Calgary Indoor. This is based on total points scored. Temi not only loves to run but she loves the competition itself! Temi would like us to know that 400m is the worst race ever because it is so hard!  She also said that indoor season track & field is difficult due to not having big enough spaces for practise.  It is harder than school track and she sometimes must accept failure because the competition is so tough. In the future, Temi hopes to participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics! Wherever your incredible athletic skills take you, Temi, we will continue to cheer you on! Congratulations!

Laura Muto

We are very excited to include Laura Muto as part of our student showcase for her achievement in Italian Dance.  Laura has been involved in the dance community since September but has been told it looks like she has been doing it for years!  Not only does Italian Dance remind her of her grandma but it also offers her a sense of the Italian culture and community. So far Laura has danced at the Italian Cultural Center and the Carriage House Inn. She loves to perform, especially when she dances to one of her grandma’s favorite songs!  Laura thinks about being an instructor one day! Congratulations on your achievements and hard work in Italian Dance, Laura! You have achieved a lot in a very short time!  We certainly are very proud of you and look forward to seeing where it takes you in the future. May God bless you and carry you as you pursue this traditional form of art.

We are very excited to include Diego as part of our student showcase for his achievement in Guitar. Diego has been playing guitar since he was the age of 6. He loves to learn new pieces that he likes and the technical challenges that it brings. He has achieved Level 5 in the Royal Conservatory of Music and Level 4 in the Suzuki Guitar School. Diego would like to finish all levels for the Royal Conservatory of Music, which will also provide credits for High School.  In the future, Diego would like to teach guitar. Congratulations on your achievements and hard work Diego! We certainly are very proud of you and look forward to seeing where it takes you in the future. May God bless you and carry you as you continue to work on your musical craft.

Diego Figueroa
Sofia Olson

We are excited to include Sofia as part of our student showcase for this term for her success as a nail technician.  She has always had an interest in aesthetics and remembers painting nails at the age of 3! She has gone on to obtain her certificate and is recognized as a nail technician in North America. She loves that it is a different and very cool way to express beauty.  She has enjoyed learning the tricks of the trade in sculpting and painting nails. Sofia would like us to know that it is a lot harder than it looks and she has spent 3 years learning how to sculpt nails. Sofia finds the biggest challenge to overcome is her young age and that older technicians don’t always see her qualifications.  Sofia would like to continue after high school as a nail technician and looks forward to where this may take her in the future. Sofia, we are proud of you and your accomplishments in this very cool and unique gift that you have.  May God bless you and guide you as you continue to grow in your skills and pursue your goals!

Emily Nielsen

We are very excited to include Emily Nielsen as part of our showcase this term for her accomplishments in hockey.  Emily has been playing hockey for the past 5 years since she was 10 years old, and she loves the experiences that it brings.  The chance to compete and to bond with her teammates are just a couple of highlights for her. Emily has won MVP at the Esso Minor Hockey Week Tournament. The biggest challenge that she faces has to do with overcoming her own doubts.  In the future, Emily would like to continue playing hockey and would be so happy to receive a scholarship and play in University! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in hockey, Emily! We are so proud of all that you have achieved and we want you to know that we believe in you!  May God continue to bless you and guide you as you continue pursuing growth in this sport, and we look forward to hearing about where it takes you in the upcoming years!

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