Holly's goals receive financial boost
February 14th, 2013
Whether it’s school, work, or her community, 17-year-old Holly embraces life with gusto. The Port Alberni resident graduated high school in June 2012 and has turned her sights on a career as a dental hygienist. BC Housing is supporting her goal with a $750 bursary through its Education Awards Program.
“I chose dental hygiene because I am fascinated with biology and I love people and helping them,” said Holly. “This career path could lead me to do missionary work in countries that are in dire need of a proper health-care system.”
Holly graduated high school with impressive marks in all her subjects, while holding down a job as a team leader at a local McDonalds. She also found time to volunteer with Port Alberni Parks and Recreation, the Relay for Life, and the local CanSkate program.
Her instructors and supervisors are quick to point out her maturity, her people skills, and her positive attitude.
“I grew up in a family that was constantly living from paycheque to paycheque,” recalled Holly. “I no longer want that kind of uncertainty in my life. I have decided to make myself proud by being the first in my family to get a post-secondary education.”