Our Graduates

The Graduating Class of 2017

 

Eden Milica BibicEden Milica Bibic

Graduation for Eden may mark the end of a chapter, but it also promises a whole new book. One of the original students from Leahurst’s first class, Eden has grown and developed as a scholar and leader. Captain of her robotics team for the last three years, Eden’s leadership skills are exceptional as she brought her team to the Robotics World Championships. Last year, Eden won the Dean’s List Finalist Award, an award that recognizes a passionate and dedicated student leader that embodies the ideals of FIRST Robotics. Eden’s resourcefulness and maturity well prepares her for upcoming challenges and changes. This fall, she will be attending Queen’s University to begin her undergraduate degree in Engineering.

Michelle E. de OliveiraMichelle E. de Oliveira

Michelle’s time at Leahurst College is one that contained tremendous personal growth. Leahurst has become her home away from home and has allowed her to embark on the unique experience of international schooling. Michelle’s curious nature not only enriches her academic career, but also broadens her scope of interests. Michelle volunteers as part of MPP Sophie Kiwala’s Youth Advisory Council and participates in international voice acting projects for audio books, animations, and video games. Michelle is extremely proud of receiving First Place at Kingston’s 2017 Juvenis Festival 48-hour film competition for her short film, “Glance”. In the fall, Michelle will be returning to the States to begin her undergraduate career at Wheaton College in Illinois.

Ryan Christopher McIverRyan Christopher McIver

Since Day One of Leahurst College, Ryan has embodied the philosophy of the school. Thus, is it no surprise that he is the school’s very first valedictorian of the first graduating class. Ryan is proud to have this honour. His charisma and positive attitude have shaped the welcoming environment for which Leahurst is known. Outside of the classroom, Ryan organized and ran the Leahurst Climbing Club for two years, inspiring many students to pursue a new hobby or attempt a new skill. Next year, Ryan will be headed to McMaster University to commence his undergraduate degree in kinesiology. We are sure Ryan will continue to amaze, inspire, and thrive everywhere and anywhere he goes.

Nooreldeen MohamedNooreldeen Mohamed

An athletic inspiration and mentor, Noor has brought to Leahurst an appreciation for sports and athletics. Noor is proud to be the recipient of the Leahurst College Athletics Award for two years running. This year, he participated as a peer tutor and instructed Grade 8/9 gym classes. Noor is pleased to proclaim himself #1 in Leahurst’s Hearts! He is excited to begin a new chapter at the University of Ottawa where he will be studying chemical engineering. Noor’s confident and enthusiastic nature promises an exciting future ahead.

Joshua Tyler SequillionJoshua Tyler Sequillion

Josh earned the name “Josh of all Trades” during his participation on the community robotics team, W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Never was there a more appropriate title; Josh is indeed a master of many skills. His robotics team won the Engineering Inspiration Award that brought them to the Robotics World Festival in St. Louis. During the school year, Josh worked as a co-op student at the Queen’s University Clinical Simulation Centre where he expanded his understanding of a career as a physician. More importantly, it was an experience of self-reflection and mental growth. Josh will surely become “Josh of Even More Trades” as he begins his Bachelor of Science Honours degree at Queen’s University in the fall.

Isabelle Marie-Lily ThierrinIsabelle Marie-Lily Thierrin

From Switzerland to Canada, from the Sciences to the Arts, Isabelle excels in everything she does. She represented Team Canada and won the Bronze medal at the 2016 World Tap Championships. A dancer and a scholar, Isabelle is extremely proud of being a recipient of the Robert and Eva (Bertram) Cole Bursary, a full four-year scholarship for the Faculty of Engineering at Queen’s University, where she will be attending in the fall. At Leahurst, Isabelle is known for her kindness and generosity, and celebrated for her determination and dependability. There is no doubt that Isabelle will continue to brighten every room she enters and make friends of everyone she meets.

Isla Noel TurckeIsla Noël Turcke

Isla truly exhibits what it means to follow your dreams. A dancer since a young age, Isla has always dedicated herself to the improvement and development of her skills. She now spreads her energy and inspiration through her dance lessons as a ballet teacher. Isla continues to advance herself and follow her dreams of being an accomplished dancer, and recently completed her Advanced 2 Exam, the second highest level of dance at the Royal Academy of Dance. Academically, Isla carries forth her focus and determination. She will be attending her dream programme at McMaster University, for Integrated Science in the fall, despite being offered an Schulich Leader Scholarship from Western University.