Introducing Anna Danyluk

In conversation with members of the Class of 2014.

Anna Danyluk

Anna Danyluk is planning on going to Africa to test drive what she believes may be her calling as a linguist. She hopes the trip will help her learn if that is where she really ought to go with her life. If it works out, her long term goal would be to learn to help tribes who have no written language develop their own so they can read and write their own books.

Her short-term plans are to work until October and then go to Uganda where she is hoping to work with an organization called Watoto that helps African children.

“I love kids,” she admits. Education as a linguist or not, she is certain that she wants to work with children.

At BCSS Anna has been active on both student council and BCSS Spirit Club. “Last year I decided to step up and to make a difference in the school. I wanted to be a leader and make a difference.”

She has been at the centre of organizing events in both the school and the community such as cancer fundraising and relief for Philippine typhoon victims.

Her hobbies include reading, music (she plays piano and flute), sports and outdoor activities and, of course, ‘being with kids’. She’s even a business owner of sorts. Since Grade 8 she has worked in a lawn mowing-snow shovelling business started by her older sisters and now she has grown into co-owner of the operation known as Teen Trimmers.

She’s worked at Pines Bible Camp for the past three years and has taken on jobs as a math tutor for some of her younger peers at the high school.

As a member of the Midway youth group she often helped people with chores such as chopping wood.

Anna has won several awards—in school and the wider community. She earned a medal for her scores in the Waterloo math competitions. Along with her family, Anna was awarded the Midway Volunteer of the Year award in 2013.

Each grad student is asked to pick a motivational quote and Anna chose hers’ from the Bible—“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12.


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