Looking Ahead with the Class of 2019

Milan Bumbulovic

In the fall, I will be attending McGill University to study sciences, with future plans of studying medicine. I am tremendously excited for the opportunity to study in Montreal. Point Grey Mini has been instrumental in shaping me as a person and a student over the past five years. The Mini School is defined by its excellent teachers, who show real passion for what they teach, and the cohort of like-minded students, who over the years develop into your closest friends. The Mini has provided me with ample academic, and character enriching experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. From exploring bioluminescence at Bamfield, camping at Ashland, and countless hours of engaging classroom time in between, the Mini has been an unforgettable and invaluable experience. As I start a new chapter in my life, the lessons I have learned from the Mini will guide me forward.

Mia Combey-Robertson

Hi there! I’m Mia, and I recently graduated from Point Grey Mini School. I will be attending McGill University in September 2019 to pursue studies in the arts. More specifically, I will be taking courses in the humanities and social sciences stream. While my major is currently undeclared, I am striving towards a concentration in International Development Studies. The global connections that McGill has really drew me to the school, along with its immersive learning approaches and wide range of course options. I cannot thank the Mini enough for its endless love and support. Without the commitment of the teachers and staff, I would not have the wonderful opportunity to attend a university such as McGill. I would like to thank the school for the Yearbook Award, and the district scholarship for athletics, I am very humbled by the recognition and support. I am eternally grateful for the lessons I have learned throughout high school. Over the years I have been taught how to be a good student, but also how to be a good person. I have learned so many life lessons from the Mini, that I will carry with me on my next journey. I also owe a lot to the friends I have met through the Mini program. We have all grown so much together, and I cannot wait to see where we all end up. 

Hannah Jeong

This September, I will be attending the University of British Columbia to study in the Faculty of Sciences. Although my major is currently undeclared, I am hoping to major in Mathematics after exploring different aspects of science in my first year. In the far future, I plan on becoming an elementary school teacher. It is thanks to the exceptional Mini School teachers that I have set my goal of becoming an educator. Their endless passion, brilliant work ethics and love for students have inspired me to become a teacher like them one day. Moreover, the Mini teachers’ invaluable guidance encouraged my academic and extracurricular achievements at PG, thus allowing me to receive a Point Grey academic medal, a merit gold pin and the Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association Bursary. I am grateful for the Mini School for providing me with unforgettable high school memories and for shaping my future.

Anna Martin

In September, I will be attending the University of Waterloo to study in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. I chose the school for its unique Health Studies program, as well as its world-renowned co-op program. I would not have this amazing opportunity, however, if it were not for the Point Grey Mini School. The Mini School provided me with countless experiences which made my time at Point Grey so enjoyable and taught me lessons that will stay with me as I begin the next part of my life. I am incredibly grateful to have received the John Plommer Mini School Award upon graduation as it was an absolute pleasure to be able to give back to the Mini School in my final year and an honour to receive recognition for this from my teachers. The teachers at Point Grey Mini and the friends I’ve made through the program have shaped me into the person I am today and I am extremely grateful to have spent the past five years in the Mini School.

Jack McColl

This upcoming fall I will be attending UBC to study engineering. My engineering discipline is undeclared but I hope to decide between a mechanical or chemical specialty after my general first year. I am so grateful for the Point Grey Mini, a program which has made all of this possible, with amazing teachers who have fostered a love for the learning and a great group of supportive, dedicated classmates. Upon graduation, I received the John Procyk Award and a Point Grey academic scholarship. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have been a part of the Point Grey Mini.  Its staff and students have provided me with a foundation for a bright future and memories that will last a lifetime.

Helena Qi

This September, I will be attending the University of Toronto for its Rotman Commerce program. I chose this school for its resources and good reputation in commerce, and I'm excited to explore all the opportunities that my program offers. In the future, I hope to specialize in management and eventually pursue a career in marketing or sustainability-related business. I am incredibly thankful to the Mini for the support it's given me over the past five years. The teachers and the program's unique experiences have taught me more than a textbook ever could, and the close-knit environment helped me a lot during my high school years. I hope that the skills and friendships I've gained in the Mini will stay with me and continue to help me in my post-secondary life.

Anna Riminchan

In fall 2019 I will be attending The University of British Columbia for a BSc, hoping to major in behavioral neuroscience. I plan on applying to medical school shortly after completing my degree to pursue my goal of becoming a physician.The mini school has challenged me over the last five years and fostered my academic interest within a community of supportive teachers and students, without whom I would not be where I am today. Recently, I was chosen as a recipient of the Beedie Luminaries Scholarship. Receiving this award has been a humbling experience I'm still wrapping my head around. I'm incredibly grateful for the support I have received from the mini school thus far, and cannot wait to begin the next chapter of my life at university. My journey towards my dream career will be long and arduous, but the people I've been fortunate enough to meet along the way are helping to make my road just as fulfilling as my destination. 

Michelle Viet

I will be attending Capilano University to study Visual Communication at the IDEA School of Design. This program appealed to me as it was one of the top design schools in Canada and is well known in the creative industry. Getting into this program was competitive as it required a portfolio review, written tests and an interview. The Mini has fostered my love for design and the arts for the past five years as I was always encouraged to be creative and think outside of the box for projects and assignments. I was awarded the Point Grey Yearbook Award, the Artona Art Bursary and the CUPE 716 scholarship which recognized academic achievements. I’ve had an unforgettable time at the Mini and I am forever grateful to the teachers and peers that have enriched my high school experience. I’ve gained lots of confidence, made lifelong friends and acquired valuable skills that I will take with me into post-secondary.