Family members: Ingrid – Mother, Kiera – Sister, Joshua – Brother, Emma – Sister
Hobbies or past times: I love getting creative in the kitchen and whipping up some delicious treats (gluten and dairy free of course). It is hard for me to find things that I can eat in the stores since I am gluten and dairy free. However, I do not let that stop me from enjoying great food! I get creative and make up my own version that I am able to eat. I also love going outdoors and soaking in the nature that surrounds me. The environment means everything to me, and I do everything I can do to protect it. Nature has helped me deal with my anxiety, and has allowed me to become closer to God
Core Competency I developed in my time at MRCS: MRCS has helped me grow more in my creative and reflective thinking. Since I first stepped foot in this school on the first day of kindergarten, I have always been taught to think outside of the box. Not only have I been taught to think out of the box, I have also been taught to reflect on my work and see what I can improve on. I learnt from many mistakes and grew from them.
Biblical Through-line: Creation-Caretaker: I have developed into being a creation-caretaker during my times here at MRCS. I have learnt to take care of the wonderful earth that our God so kindly gave to us. MRCS has taught me to be a disciple of God, and in whatever I do, do it all for the glory of our Lord.
How my time at MRCS developed my relationship with God and with others: God is very present in the MRCS community. I assure you that it is not possible to go into this school and leave without feeling the presence of God. The teachers at MRCS never fail to help students develop their relationship with God. During my time here I have had so many spiritual experiences with the Lord. Lots of these experiences happened during our bi-weekly chapels, our bible classes, and amazing experiences that Mr. Ketchum (my old Bible teacher and current English and Social Justice teacher) has given my class. Some of those experiences include prayer walks, prayer circles, and in class worship sessions. All of these things have allowed me to develop a tight-knit relationship with God.
A highlight from my time at MRCS: One of my favourite memories that I have during my 13 years here at MRCS has to be Esperanza, a high school missions trip. I had the time of my life there helping the small community dig trenches, chop wood, trim bushes and smooth out trails. We worked, worshiped, shared testimonies, and had fun. I can’t help but add that Esperanza was also the place where my relationship with my boyfriend blossomed after he asked me to be his “grad partner”. It was such a magical experience that I will never forget.
Future plans for after graduation: My plan after graduation is to go to UBC in September. I was accepted into their Bachelor of Science Natural Resources Conservation program and am excited to learn more about our earth. I just recently discovered another great field of study called Environment Psychology and perhaps I will register on an online university and take a minor in this subject. No matter where I end up going, and what I end up doing, I will trust God and His timing because I know that He knows what’s best for me.
One thing about MRCS that I want others to know: The community here is like none other. The teachers here are like your friends (in a good way). They are so caring and will do everything they can to make sure you understand all of the material presented and to make sure you feel welcomed. Though this school may be a little more on the pricey side, it is totally worth every dollar you pay. You have to remember that you’re not only paying for an amazing learning experience, but you are also paying for relationships that will last a life-time and a very Christ-centered and loving community that is quite rare to come across in schools today.