Grade 12 BCSS student Joey Rankin says her most memorable moments at BCSS have been during Grades 11 and 12 as part of the drama program. Perhaps that is why she is headed for a career in the arts.
In Grade 11 she played Rizzo and Frenchie in Grease and in Grade 12 she played Riff in West Side story. “It was a great experience because it wasn’t just a little play that was two weeks long it was the whole entire drama semester.”
This summer she will continue with her current job in the deli at the Rock Creek Store and at Springfield Egg Farm in Westbridge. She says the deli job has given her experience and confidence in dealing with customers, though the egg job maybe not so much.
She has been accepted to attend Selkirk College for the Digital Arts New Media Program this fall.
“I love animation, it is part of my whole life including my brothers’ and I just want to make my imagination come to life and move,” said Joey in her grad transition interview with Councillor Pam Storie.
Joey say she’s always been a hard worker—beginning when she was 12 doing yard work for the neighbours.
Joey is in Borderline 4-H Sheep Club. But instead of a lamb project this year and last year she did her own art project. “Each month I did a different project and kept notes on costs, etc.” Her project this year is a stop motion animation – from character development, to writing the script, to putting it all together on a disc.
Joey is an impressive young woman. Along with her many other activities she is a member of BCSS Spirit Club, holds a green belt in Taekwondo and has traveled to Japan.
Her inspirational quote for her exit interview file is; “Always believe in yourself; do this and you have nothing to fear.”