So it’s the summer after graduating Grade 12. We’re all getting ready to go to college and university, and I’m excited. I’m excited because I finally get to do coding to get my university degree for Desktop Publishing. I’m also excited because when I get a job, I’ll be able to save money to build computers on the side and sell them, making more of a profit. As I get more and more into money-making, I plan on modifying any vehicle I own and putting them in shows and races. Yes, I understand that it may take a while, say about 5 years, but it’s what I want to do, and with the mindset that I have, I can make it happen. Besides, it takes money to make money. You have to spend money to get to a certain part of your life when you want to race and build computers, half of which is for a living, and the other half for fun. In the end, I’m not afraid because I know I can accomplish the goals I want to achieve in life.
What is it?: This scholarshi[ was named in honour after Alexander Rutherford, a man who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education, he was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the U of A and his active involvement in community affairs.
What’s it’s purpose?: to recognize and award academic achievement of senior high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies.
What’s it’s value?: $2,500
How do you make yourself eligible?: Apply once your high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.
- Video games: My number one hobby is playing video games. I play all kinds of video game genres such as First Person Shooters, Racing, Sandbox, Adventure, Action, etc. One of my all-time favorites, other than Minecraft, is the entire Need For Speed series. Sure, it may all just be racing to some people, but in the most recent game, Heat, you can do legalized day racing, and in the night you can do illegal street racing, allowing cops to chase after you. After a long period of time, if you haven’t yet gotten rid of the cops, your heat will go up depending on how long it may take you.
2. Motorsports: One of my other favorite hobbies is motorsports. When I talk about motorsports, I mean going out back-40 camping with my parents and going quadding with my parents and other friends. Usually, when we go camping and quadding we plan on going through mud puddles and other stuff, otherwise known as mudding. Normally we go quadding out in the mountains, and when we go to the mountains, there’s mud, rivers, nooks and crannies, etc. What makes all of this fun is the fact that you get stuck sometimes and get to see the other struggle to get their machine out from the mud.
3. Guitar: Another favorite hobby of mine is playing the guitar. Even though I don’t have a guitar teacher, I try to teach myself by listening to the chords of the lead guitar. Most of the music I listen to is either classic rock or new rock. I started trying to play at the age of 12 when I got my first guitar for my birthday and I’ve had the same guitar ever since. The guitar I have is a George Washburn Limited (GWL) Electric. When I get better at playing the guitar, I plan on learning how to play the drums because I find playing the drums would be entertaining for myself.