CLASS OF 2022 - THEY'RE OFF TO GREAT PLACES!

As we close another year of Elmwood excellence, we reflect on all our students have accomplished, and look with excitement to what’s next.

Summa Summarum

Hana Abdelwahab

Hana Abdelwahab applied for a wide variety of architecture and design programs and out of her many offers, she has accepted the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism and Carleton University.  This highly regarded program accepts just 60 students from 800 applicants… and Hana is thrilled to be one of them.  Congratulations Hana!

 

Grace Blakslee

Grace has always wanted to so something creative and that’s what drew her to Queen's. She will be taking the Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) / Bachelor of Education Concurrent program which will allow her to keep her passion of film and fine arts alive.

Grace is looking forward to having access to facilities as beautiful as the Isabel Bader Performance Centre, and she also looks forward to the community atmosphere and spirit. She has family roots at Queen's with her father completing his undergrad and medical school there and her sister currently completing her undergraduate degree. She knows she’s joining an amazing community at Queen's!

Rowan Burke

Rowan has a genuine passion for math and physics. After being admitted to Canada’s top Universities she proudly chose Queen’s University for the strong Engineering Physics and Applied Math and Engineering programs. Rowan is looking forward to deepening her understanding of math and physics from Queen’s top professors while gaining applicable engineering skills. In hopes of one day pursuing her dream of working at NASA or the Canadian Space Agency.

Meredith Denison

Congratulations to Meredith who has chosen to attend Dalhousie for a Bachelor of Science. Meredith chose Dalhousie because of their scholarships, location, and size. She loves the East Coast and Halifax is a beautiful city. She really likes how close to nature it is and how much greenspace is present in the city. Meredith chose their science program for a few reasons, one being the flexibility their degrees allows—she is interested in science, and also the humanities. Meredith intends to pursue a combined honours in biology and English literature. Furthermore, they offer a really unique SEASIDE program that has a lot of very interesting opportunities for hands-on research opportunities, she is most looking forward to being on the ocean!

Justine Haziza

Congratulations to Justine who has accepted her offer from Acadia University where she will complete her Bachelor of Science, Biology. Acadia has been Justine’s top choice school since she visited Wolfville last summer. As a nature lover, she was really drawn to the school's rural setting in the small college town. Justine knew she would study in either a biology or chemistry program with the overall goal of focusing on botanical science. In the biology program at Acadia, she hopes to gain a lot of experience not only in the school's stunning greenhouse and botanical gardens but also experience working outside in nature in and around Wolfville.

Jasmine Khosla

Jasmine will be attending Acadia University this fall to begin her Bachelor of Arts, Sustainability. For Jasmine, Acadia felt like a good school for her as it checked off a lot of her boxes in what she was looking for. One of the most important aspects in choosing a university for her was to be in a smaller city, like Wolfville and feeling a sense of community within a smaller school size, similar to Elmwood. Upon visiting the campus and seeing the environmental science buildings and facilities, Jasmine was able to picture herself studying there and she could tell that her interests in environmental studies would be amplified throughout this program. She is also really looking forward to living near the ocean! Congratulations Jasmine!

Grace Kremmel

Grace Kremmel is very excited to accept her offer from Dalhousie University where is will join the Faculty of Health for a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  She will be studying at the beautiful Studley Campus– the heart of the undergraduate experience at Dalhousie. Congratulations Grace!

Zoe Kuiack

Zoe Kuiack has received an offer from the Queen’s School of Medicine for the QuARMS pathway. Offered to Black-identified and Indigenous students, the Queen's Accelerated Route to Medical School (QuARMS) is offered to just ten high school graduates each year and is one of Canada's most competitive academic opportunities. During a lengthy panel interview, eligible students must prove that they possess the necessary skills to fast-track their way to becoming a doctor after an accelerated undergraduate degree. Good luck Zoe!

Chloe Kwan

Chloe Kwan has accepted her offer to the University of Southern California to study Interactive Media & Game Design in the Interactive Entertainment division.  USC has been a pioneer in teaching the foundations of games and interactive media and continues to move the field forward with innovative research concepts.  In extending the offer, USC noted that “during a time when so much of life has been put on hold, you continued to devote late nights and weekends to study and went beyond what was expected of you.” Congratulations Chloe!

Jennifer Martens

Jennifer will be attending Queen’s University in the fall to begin the Bachelor of Science Honours program. Jennifer has been wanting to go to Queen’s since Grade 10 when they had an open house and she loved the campus. They recently opened their new film and media building and Jennifer got to see what it looks like inside, what the students do and the different equipment students are permitted to use. That’s when she decided that she wanted to do a minor in film as she hopes  to someday make a nature documentary. Jennifer also knew that she wanted to go into the sciences which is why she plans on doing a major in chemistry at Queen’s.

Queen’s was Jennifer’s first choice university and so she was delighted to have gotten an offer from them. She is most looking forward to learning and experiencing new things as well as trying new things she has never done before. Jennifer is hoping to become a marine biologist in the future or a research scientist. Congratulations Jennifer!

Charlotte McLaughlin

Charlotte McLaughlin has accepted her offer to study at Auburn University in Alabama this Fall. Charlotte will join the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction– one of the top such programs in the US– and pursue her lifelong dream to become an architect and work in the family business.  An accomplished equestrian rider, who represented Canada at the 2021 North American Youth Championship, she will also ride with the NCAA Division 1 Equestrian Team, the Auburn Tigers. Congratulations Charlotte!

 

Sophia Moloo

Sophia Moloo is the recipient of Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford, this scholarship- the first merit scholarship program in the US, founded at the country’s first public university– covers all expenses for four years and four summers of undergraduate study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Sophia will be studying Engineering.  The Morehead-Cain is among the most prestigious and selective merit-based scholarships in the United States with only 3% of applicants being successful.

Avery Parkinson

Avery Parkinson has been named a Loran Scholar. Offering the largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate scholarship in Canada, the Loran is awarded to students on the basis of character, service, and promise of leadership. Each award includes an annual stipend, full tuition at a Canadian university, mentorship from a Canadian leader, summer work experience, and networking opportunities with past and present scholars. The rigorous selection process sees only 30 scholars from approximately 6,000 applicants. Avery will be studying Engineering at McMaster University.

Zahra Robertson

Zahra Robertson has accepted her offer to her first choice– Architectural Studies at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus.  The program, ranked among the top in the world, is one of the most competitive programs at U of T and will give Zahra the opportunity to apply her skills and passion to “creating more culturally engaged, ecologically sustainable, socially just, and artfully conceived environments.”  Zahra will also be taking improv and acting classes at second city to continue to follow her love for acting.

Madighan Ryan

Madighan Ryan ’22 has been awarded the prestigious McEuen Scholarship. The award covers full tuition, accommodation, and miscellaneous expenses for four years of study at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Valued at an estimated CAD 240,000, it is Canada's largest single undergraduate scholarship. This scholarship is a recognition of Madighan’s academic achievement and co-curricular activities and an investment in her future leadership potential. Driven by a passion for politics, economics, and the environment, Madighan intends to make good use of her skills and values throughout her undergraduate studies as she begins a joint Masters of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and Sustainable Development.  Read more here.
 

Anna Sambles

Anna Sambles is exploring opportunities to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.  She was thrilled to receive an offer from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London– ranked as the number one veterinary school in the world in the QS World University Rankings in 2021.  Anna is also considering offers from Trent University and Guelph University– home of the top veterinary school in Canada.  We wish her the best of luck with her choices!

Mackenzie Watson

I chose the Life and Physical Science program at Queen’s University, because I have always had a great passion for learning  all of the complex and intricate systems in the natural world. I specifically chose this university because parts of my family are alumni to Queen’s and I also loved the campus! I wish to find a career that allows me to travel the world whilst allowing me to utilize the skills I have learnt throughout my years at Queen’s. 

Alvina Yang

Congratulations to Alvina who plans to attend University of Toronto (UTSG) for Computer Science. Alvina believes that technology is the triumph of human intellect which is why she has always shown a passion towards programming. After seeing the possibilities of coding first hand, she knew she wanted to pursue a degree in computer science.

Alvina chose the University of Toronto because it is ranked first in Canada for computer science (and 12th in the world according to QS Top Universities). Alvina is planning to pursue a masters and U of T is known for their research; plus, it is close to Ottawa. 

Alvina is really excited for more internships, joining computer science related clubs, and meeting more like-minded people. She hopes to be able to develop strong relationships and put her many ideas to use. The opportunities are endless!

Wendy Yuan

Wendy is planning to attend the University of Toronto for Social Sciences at the St. George Campus in September. She chose the University of Toronto because of the multicultural environment upheld through opportunities in the many facilities and resources offered. Being a leader in sustainable development and technological innovation she is confident that her time there will be excellent. The social science program will allow her to pursue her aspirations of earning an economics degree while researching with some of the best professors worldwide. Wendy was also drawn to the bustling metropolitan city and the large student body that comes with attending U of T. Joint with like-minded individuals, she can not wait to collaborate to create new innovative ideas and designs. Additionally, the prestigious ranking is a drawing factor as she hopes to research and study abroad. Congratulations Wendy!