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Ciarra

Family members: Carmen – Mother, Michael – Father, Jaidyn – Sister

Hobbies or past times: I really enjoy playing sports and being active! Physical activity allows me to improve not only my physical health but also my mental well being. Focusing on being active clears my head and makes me feel productive. Also, through the many team sports at MRCS, I have made new and amazing cross-grade connections with teammates and been able to deepen my relationship with the close friends I play sports with!

Core Competency I developed in my time at MRCS: Positive Personal and Cultural Identity: Under this category is learning the ability to discern your personal values, choices and strengths. By going to so many different workplaces through the work experience program, I was able to figure out what directions I want to further pursue and which ones I want to avoid. I was able to identify my strengths and make choices regarding the future according to them.

Biblical Through-line I developed in my time at MRCS: Image-Reflector: From my time at MRCS, through example and experience from coaches, I have learned that not only is it important to treat opponents with respect on the court but also off of it. By treating other teams with respect and kindness, my teammates and I are showing God’s love and reflecting His image to the teams, coaches and referees around us.

How my time at MRCS developed my relationship with God and with others: Not only have we been taught about the Bible, we have been shown how to live it out. I look up to many of my teachers (past and present) because of their hearts that are so on fire for the Lord and their devotion to their students, guiding us towards the same path.

A highlight from my time at MRCS: My highlights include going to Provincial Championships with my basketball team and all 4 years I went to Esperanza and served on the missions team!

Future plans for after graduation: I will be attending the University of the Fraser Valley in the Fall 2020 semester where I will be studying in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. I also hope to road trip with my friends this summer!

One thing about MRCS that I want others to know: There is no better place to develop life-long friendships. Because MRCS is relatively small and I’ve grown up with most of my classmates since grade 1, I’ve gotten to know the people in my school so much better. MRCS also does such an excellent job of encouraging cross-grade connections. Some of my closest friendships have been formed because of multi-grade sports!