Since Jacob was a young boy he has always had a passion for fixing things. His keen sense of determination and interest in how things work has led him down the path towards becoming a heavy duty mechanic. Read more about Jacob.
Twenty-two young learners in the Cariboo-Chilcotin school district are blazing the trail as the first class to attend the new nature kindergarten program at Marie Sharpe Elementary school, launched this September. Read about the program.
Gleneagle Secondary student Kelvin Zhang is an incredible innovator with serious smarts. He loves using artificial intelligence to solve real-world problems. These days he’s focussing on the technology of self-driving cars. Read his story.
Burnaby Mountain Secondary student Miranda Andersen grew up in a beautiful rural town called Belcarra, outside of Port Moody. All her time spent outdoors has set her on a path of success in swimming, studying science and creating environmental films. Read her story.
While you might expect students to enjoy a well-earned break at lunch time and after school, Moscrop Secondary school's Math Club students can instead be found hard at work practising and preparing for their next contest. Read about the club here.
At only 18 years old, Jaymee Lynn is already framing her way to success. Jaymee just graduated from high school in Port Coquitlam in June and is already working full-time as a carpentry apprentice for a local construction company. Read her story.
As a child, Sabha Ghani loved to play school, and she was always pretending to be the teacher. She would even go so far as to write report cards for the neighbourhood children to show their parents. Fast-forward several decades – this school year, Ghani begins her 19th year as a social studies teacher at Burnaby South Secondary school, and her passion is stronger than ever. Read her story here.
Vancouver Technical Secondary graduate Bronwyn Vaisey is an accomplished culinary arts student, advocate for climate action and food sustainability, food-service worker, community volunteer and student council representative. This year, she added “prestigious scholarship recipient” to the list. Read her journey here.
A recent Riverside Secondary graduate, Vlad is a self-taught electronics and software whiz. One of his projects has taken him to Montreal for the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Read his whole story here.
Pinetree Secondary graduate Janice Pang is finally relaxing this summer after working hard for many years on several significant scientific projects aimed at helping those with Type 2 diabetes. The Science Fair Club at Summit Middle school is where Pang started on her journey studying the immune system. More on her story can be found here.
When Samantha Fuller isn’t sleeping under the midnight sun exploring Alaska's largest glaciers, she can be found strutting down the halls of Salmon Arm Secondary in her cowboy boots with her guitar in hand. Sam is an accomplished Grade 11 student who just arrived home from the trip of a lifetime. Read about her journey here.
The 18-year-old Port Coquitlam student has been developing a love for music since he was a young boy. As young as age three, he would sidle up to the piano at any opportunity to see what he could do. Thomas has played bass guitar for nine years and took up drumming about five years ago. Read his story.
Karla Cumming hasn’t graduated from Parkland Secondary in Saanich yet. But she’s already connecting her love of gardening with her post-secondary education plans. Read her story.
A grade 11 student cross-enrolled at Nakusp Secondary and Burton Academy schools, was ecstatic. His team had won first place in the Junior Dragons Den and the Trail Junior Dragons Den competitions for its EZ Lite Fire Starter redesign. Read his full story.
Giving back to the community comes naturally to Selina Shivji. The exuberant 17-year-old is a student at Semiahoo Secondary school in Surrey. But her classroom time takes up just part of her day. Read her story.
Three times each school year, the Sooke school district (SD 62) comes together to acknowledge Aboriginal student successes – and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Read the story.
Each year, thousands of musically talented students from around the globe come together in Monterey, Calif. for Monterey’s Next Generation Festival.
The festival is the sister event to the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival. For the first time in the history of the event, two Canadian teenagers from Wellington High school in Nanaimo dazzled audiences all the way to win first place in the Next Generation Festival. Get the full story.
Part of a very small group of chosen students, the Grade 12 Kamloops student at Westsyde Secondary school just received a $80,000 scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia this fall. Read her story of success.
The Seaquam Secondary school robotics club had become so popular, teacher Bryce Hamade incorporated robots into the curriculum, as part of his industrial design course. "Students were asking me to stay after school every day. I realized they needed more time. Now students can work on their robotics, programming and machine safety during class time." Read their full story.
The year was 1944. The Second World War raged in Europe and the Pacific. Theresa Walker was 13 years old and attending a school in Mission, B.C. Read her story.
Grade 12 student Adrian Romeo found her place at Clearwater Secondary school on the field, in the science lab and in the council room. Adrian wanted to help younger kids to find their passions – and found a way to do it. Read her story.
What do F. Scott Fitzgerald, Michelle Obama and Jimmy Stewart have in common? They all have walked the hallowed halls of Princeton University. In a short time, Mark Skepasts will be added to that illustrious list of Princeton students. A Grade 12 student at Semiahmoo Secondary school in Surrey, Mark recently was accepted into the prestigious New Jersey school and will start a mechanical engineering program this fall. Read his story.
Last year, William Stratton (a Grade 12 student from Gold River Secondary) won the $2,000 BCIC Young Innovator Scholarship for his work building a steam-powered miniature working copy of a Stirling engine using a pop can. Read his story.