Meet your Ladysmith Ambassador candidates

Thirteen youth are participating in the 2014 Ladysmith Ambassador Program. The Ambassador and two Vice-Ambassadors will be crowned April 12.

Sara Barill

Sara Barill

Sponsored by the Chronicle

Sara is 16 and in Grade 11. Basketball, gymnastics and shopping are just some of Sara’s hobbies. University and a degree in psychology after high school are in her future plans. Sara loves her job at Sushi Wara.



















McRae Berrow

McRae Berrow

Sponsored by Ladysmith Fire/Rescue

McRae is 16 and in Grade 11. McRae has trained in ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop dance. When not dancing, she loves to get lost in a good book or enjoy the ocean, wake boarding and tubing. After graduation, she will be attending BCIT to obtain a degree as an X-ray technician.



















Kayla Bolduc

Kayla Bolduc

Sponsored by LCU Insurance

Kayla is 18 and in Grade 12. Her plans after graduation are to attend UNBC to start on her Bachelor’s Degree. When not working two jobs, Kayla likes to get lost in a good book. She loves animals and volunteering for the SPCA.



















Allison Crossley

Allison Crossley

Sponsored by Coast Realty Group

Allison is 16 and in Grade 11. Reading and writing are Allison’s passions. Being an editor of a major magazine would be her dream job. Allison’s goal this summer is to compete in a dressage show with her horse, Pepe. Allison spent the first 12 years of her life living abroad in Sweden.



















Samanta De Souza

Samanta De Souza

Sponsored by the Ladysmith Rotary Club

Samanta is 17 and in Grade 11. Music is Samanta’s passion. She plays piano and guitar and sings. University-bound Samanta would love to become an art director. Volunteering for her church and community keep her very busy. Samanta’s mom is the biggest influence in her life.



















Keisha Dixon

Keisha Dixon

Sponsored by Jennifer Ostle Notary Public

Keisha is 17 and in Grade 11. Keisha plays competitive soccer and works hard to maintain a high standard in school. Beading and dance are also two of her many hobbies. Keisha plans to enter the nursing program after graduation.



















Yvonne Houssin

Yvonne Houssin

Sponsored by Tim Hortons

Yvonne is 16 and in Grade 11. Fine arts such as singing, jazz band and drama are a big part of Yvonne’s life. Volunteering in school as a Grade 8 leader, organizing events for anti-bullying day, and student council keep Yvonne very busy. Yvonne’s future plans are to become a lawyer.



















Jessica Knelson

Jessica Knelson

Sponsored by 49th Parallel Grocery and Blooms at the 49th

Jessica is 16 and in Grade 11. Travelling, playing piano, photography and hiking are a few hobbies Jessica enjoys. When not volunteering with her school, Jessica is studying and maintaining top grades so she may enter York University in Toronto.



















Melissa Mrus

Melissa Mrus

Sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Ladysmith

Melissa is 16 and in Grade 11. Family is the biggest influence in her life, and everyone in her family has played a special role in her upbringing. Volunteering at Ladysmith Primary School, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Lodge on 4th keep Melissa very busy. Melissa hopes to attend university to pursue a degree in biology.


















Hanna Reinhart

Hana Reinhart

Sponsored by David Stalker Excavating

Hana is 16 and in Grade 11. Hana has been dancing since she was four and still takes classes twice a week. Hana has been chosen to participate in the Rotary Adventures in Citizenship trip to Ottawa this May. When not volunteering at Stz’uminus First Nation School, Hana is preparing and studying so she may enter Queens University.


















Angela Stachow

Angela Stachow

Sponsored by Ladysmith and District Credit Union

Angela is 16 and in Grade 11. Angela is a team player, and she has played soccer for the last 10 years. At school, she is involved with the Grade 8 leaders, a program that helps Grade 8s assimilate into the high school. Working on her family’s blueberry farm with her three sisters is something she looks forward to every summer.


















Emily Weeks

Emily Weeks

Sponsored by the Ladysmith Lions Club

Emily is 16 and in Grade 11. At 16, Emily is already a professional photographer. It is no wonder that she would like to attend the Centre of Arts and Technology to become a photojournalist. Travel is a passion of Emily’s. Her ultimate goal is to work for National Geographic, travelling the world as a photojournalist.


















Christina Youngren

Christina Youngren

Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles

Christina is 16 and in Grade 11. Christina’s passion is music. She sings and plays guitar and the piano by ear. Acting and singing in her high school musicals keep her very busy. After graduation, she would like to attend UVic to get her degree in biology and eventually become a zoologist.

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