Introducing Daina Shaw

In conversation with members of the Class of 2015.

Daina Shaw

Daina Shaw had already been accepted to three universities by the time of her BCSS exit interview. She was a hot commodity, having earned a place on the Principal’s Honour Roll since Grade 6.

She decided to attend McGill over the other options after getting a firsthand look at Montreal during the recent French class field trip to Quebec. As an added bonus, McGill will help her achieve another goal: to live in a place where she can practice her French.

Daina has a well-rounded resume. She’s worked for more than four years at the family business in Greenwood— Race Trac Gas. Last summer she worked as a hostess/server at Boston Pizza in Blackfalds, an Alberta town of some 7,900 people; and this spring she has been working as the receptionist for the H&R Block offce in Grand Forks.

She is also an accomplished athlete; having played on four different soccer teams (youth, high school, Nelson rep and Whitecaps regional academy) in recent years. In addition she played on the BCSS volleyball and basketball teams.

She was quick to state that her favourite hobby is reading, but she is also an accomplished pianist, having taken lessons from age 8 to 15.

She plans to work through the summer to save money for her time at university, but she is torn too. “I kind of want to stick around and see my friends.”

Daina will study environmental science at McGill. You could say McGill chose Daina as well, since they offered her a scholarship if she went there.

 

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