Summits Students Sound off

Summits Students Sound off

Devin

Seven Summits Centre For Learning

My name is Devin and I’m a sixteen-year-old girl in Grade 11, born and raised in this magical paradise we call Rossland. The concept of nature and the outdoors is not foreign to us Rosslanders, born with dreams of forest trails and white powder from the beginning.  I know the emotions that rise as we reach the peak of that mountain or drop into some untouched pillows — it becomes addictive and we chase it, making it our life.  My life and ambitions have been shaped by nature and the outdoors and I’m excited for my next adventure to begin!

In three weeks I will be leaving my community to join the Coast Mountain Academy in Powell River, B.C. The CMA is an amazing opportunity for any Grade 11 or 12 students wanting to get outside and experience environmental education — testing themselves and their limits.

CMA is a semester long program of the Powell River School District, run by incredible people with a very cool curriculum!  Coast Mountain Academy focuses on leadership skills, citizenship, personal, environmental and global responsibility.  At the end of the semester I will have earned 20 high school credits and the opportunity to complete over $2,000 worth of industry certifications; including flat water kayaking and canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, Wilderness First Aid, Food Safe and snow safety.

I am excited to head to Powell River and experience all the knowledge and adventures ahead of me!  Living on the ocean for a semester will be amazing but my roots are in the mountains and I’m sure I will be going crazy to see this high energy town by June.

I am grateful for the foundation Rossland has given me.

 

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