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Eleven candidates vying for leadership roles

This year there are 11 candidates for the White Rock Youth Ambassador Program team 2012. They will rise from the role of contestant to ambassador on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Coast Capital Theatre, providing they have completed all aspects of the program. The leadership roles are Miss White Rock and Princess for the ladies and Principle Ambassador for the men.

Tickets for the gala are available through Debbie Ward 604-538-2780 for $25 and include cold cuts, dessert, coffee and water. The White Rock Youth Ambassador Gala kicks off the Spirit of the Sea weekend and the team and other visiting ambassadors will be in the Torch Light Parade.

Biographies

Elaine Lin

Seung-Ri Academy

Elaine is attending Elgin Park Secondary, and will be entering grade 11 come fall. She is the recipient of both the Langley Community Music School and South Fraser Music Festival scholarships. Elaine wanted to participate in the program because: “I would like to get more involved with the community and help out the society. By using my current knowledge and gaining more experience from this program, I hope to gain more skills and bring success to my future goals.”

 

 

Alicia Liang

Royal Canadian Legion #8

Alicia is a student at Semiahmoo Secondary, entering grade 11 in September. She recently returned from a two-week medical internship in Mongolia. Alicia wanted to participate in the program because: “I’d like to become an active, helpful community member and role model. Also, I love to meet new people from all walks of life and hear their stories.”

 

 

 

Paige Glazier

Bay Realty

Paige is a student at White Rock Christian Academy, graduating next year. Her future education goal is to attend university to become an emergency room nurse, and perhaps one day work for Doctors Without Borders. Paige wanted to participate in the program: “To build my resume for university and help out in my community.”

 

 

 

Angel Zou

Peace Arch News

Angel will begin her final year of high school this fall at Semiahmoo Secondary. She received a $5,000 Presidential Scholarship from the International School of Nanshom Shenzhen. Angel wanted to participate in the program because: “I would like to learn and belong as a contributing member of the city that I live in; improve my social/networking skills; and reach outside my personal bubble into the mature society.”

 

 

Sunny Shih

White Rock Lioness

Sunny is attending Earl Marriot Secondary, and will be entering grade 11 next semester. She has a talent for the violin, and is currently preparing for her ARTC performer’s level. Sunny wanted to participate in the program: “To know more about the community, explore and experience different volunteer jobs, makes new friends and have fun!”

 

 

 

Elise Gao

Peace Arch Monarch Lions

Elise will be graduating next year from Semiahmoo Secondary. She is the proud recipient of the Merit of Significant Service Award. Elise wanted to participate in the program because: “I think it is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and your community while having fun and meeting new people.”

 

 

 

Alina Huang

Peninsula Resort Retirement Living

Alina is a Semiahmoo Secondary student entering her grade 11 year this fall. One of herachievements is placing second at the Kwantlen Science Competition. Alina wanted to participate in the program because: “I would like to help out the community and promote White Rock. I enjoy volunteering and interacting with other people.”

 

 

 

Harrison Woo

Coast Capital

Harrison is attending Semiahmoo Secondary, and will begin his last year of high school in September. He has been involved with numerous organizations, including Scouts Canada, Kids Help Phoneline, and Earthworks at school. Harrison wanted to participate in the program because: “I want to be a better individual through the skill sets and attitude that only the WRYA Program offers.”

 

 

Tiffany Zhang

White Rock Elks Lodge #431

Tiffany will start her grade 12 year at Semiahmoo Secondary this fall. She has CPR and Senior Care Training, and volunteers with the Westminster House Retirement Centre. Tiffany wanted to participate in the program because: “This program provides me an opportunity to prepare for university and a career, gives volunteer experience, and I love to travel.”

 

 

 

Rachel Chen

White Rock Players Club

This September, Rachel will be entering her grade 11 year at Semiahmoo Secondary. At school, she took it upon herself to lead a group of peers in fundraising for families affected by the Japanese earthquake. Rachel wanted to participate in the program because: “I want to give back to our community, know and understand my responsibility as a citizen. I want to fulfill these responsibilities. Also, I want to improve my public speaking, and public interacting skills.”

 

Alison Nichol

Remax Colonial Pacific

Alison will be graduating from Elgin Park Secondary next year. She won the “Good Neighbours Award” through the local Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Alison wanted to participate in the program because: “I would like to gain the skills that the Ambassador Program stand for and further my leadership skills. I would be honoured to be a part of representing White Rock.”

 

 

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