Introducing Isaac Miks

In conversation with the Boundary Central Senior Secondary Class of 2014.

Isaac Miks

Isaac has left the building.

BCSS grad Isaac Miks has indeed left the building, he’d earned enough credits at the end of the first semester to be able to “skip class” for the rest of the year and start working to save a stake for the move to Vancouver later in the year.

“I plan to graduate in January and after that I will look for work full-time,” Isaac told Councillor Pam Storie during his grad transition exit interview just before Christmas.

He plans to go to the coast with a couple of friends later this year. There he will study audio engineering.

“That seems to be the way to go,” Isaac says. “I’ve always liked music and it seems to be a lot of fun.”

He’d like to go to Harbourside Institute of Technology in North Vancouver. But he says the choice of which school to attend is still open. “We’re not sure where we are living yet and want to live close to the school.”

Isaac worked the soundboard for the Christmas production of West Side Story at BCSS.

Until he moves to the coast he’s planning to work in the Boundary area. His resume lists working for four years with his contractor father, Harry Miks. He’s done vinyl decking, flooring, built decks, etc. “Pretty much anything in construction,” said Isaac.

“He’s taught me a lot. I know basic level carpentry and framing.”

Isaac’s father is the promoter behind the Sky High Blues Festival in Rock Creek, an event that has gone on for some 16 years.

Over those years Isaac has come to love music. He’s helped at the festival for many years and last year he and other BSCC students played a set from the stage.

Not only does Isaac know his way around a soundboard he also plays guitar, piano and sings. He’s been playing the keyboard for five years, guitar for three and said he’s taught himself – never having had any lessons.

Isaac said he likes English, reads a lot and used to write short stories, art and drama – another tell of his inclination toward creativity. Yes – he admits to writing lyrics too.

Isaac is hoping to find steady work locally that will take him to September.

He describes himself as a hardworking, determined and cooperative individual. “I’m thoughtful, dedicated and highly efficient.” And he has a valid BC driver’s license too.

He seems to be going into this with his eyes open too. “To be productive, to make changes in your life for the better you have got to do it yourself,” he wrote in his grad transition file. “You can’t wait for stuff to come around – you have got to make it happen.”

“Since grade ten I have come to realize how difficult life really is. Nothing is handed to you freely and you must work hard to succeed. With this in mind, my work ethic and willingness to work have improved greatly. Also I realize that money doesn’t grow on trees and since grade ten I have become much wiser about spending unnecessarily. Instead of spending for things I want, I now try to think and save for what I actually need.”

“I have family members in Vancouver who are willing to help me gain a position in the media industry once I have moved to the area,” was another entry in his exit file. “I truly believe that I will excel in an area that I am enthused about. That area is music.”

 

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