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May 2024

Club Presidents "CommEndare"

 

Our school club presidents are more than just a face and a title.

They are people. 

Get to know some of them below!

 

Updated monthly

Haley Chan
Anya Lyall
Ashanti Afriyie

anya lyall

A.R. Macneill ('25)

 A.R. Macneill Club President

People understand Anya as someone who's constantly equipped to assist the ones in need. She never shies away from supplying help. However, only some people recognize the purpose in the back of her willingness to help folks who want assistance. Growing up in India, Anya has witnessed quite a few households struggling to ensure that there has been at least one meal on their tables every day. Witnessing those hardships deeply affected Anya. When she moved to Canada, she made a promise to herself to be supportive to those in need. And because every time she encountered a possibility to assist human beings, she in no way hesitated or backed away and made sure to present her all to make certain that the other individual acquired the assistance they wanted. Anya has always made her self available to those in need wether it be from social services at church or helping out at school. Through the church Anya has helped multiple families with food and basic necessities of life.

ASHANTI AFRIYIE

Killarney ('24)

Killarney Club President

What do I want out of life? Memories, I want memories to tell my future kids, memories that form into intricate stories that make me laugh simply by recalling them, I want memories to share. I want to look back at days like these days in my youth that make me joyous and happy. I want to share memories that encourage people I meet in the future to go out into the world and make some for themselves. I want memories shared with others so the people I hold dearest to my heart now are remembered later. I want a life where I remember those around me and they remember me. So in other words I want to be happy, happy at the very end and in my final years or months or days can say I am remembered as someone who brought happiness. So in those final moments I remember happy ones, a collection of happy moments that became a surrounding warmth of happy memories.

haley chan

A.R. Macneill ('25)

 A.R. Macneill Club President

Haley's journey at A.R. MacNeill Secondary is not just about academic achievements but also about her profound commitment to bringing a positive change in her community. Haley bridges a cultural divide as she is fluent in five languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, English, and Hokkien, infusing every interaction with her distinctive blend of enthusiasm and understanding. She is also skillful in her academic pursuits with a passion for teaching. After school, she dedicates hours to tutoring math, chemistry, biology, English, and Mandarin to students in grade 1 to 7. As she approaches her final years of high school, Haley is eager to expand her scope of influence by starting a branch of Good Guys at her school. This new chapter symbolizes a significant step in her journey of community involvement and leadership. Determined to tackle the stigma surrounding homelessness, Haley is devising an educational resonant campaign for her school. She hopes to cultivate empathy and inspire action among her peers as many of them are not aware of this problem. Apart from her busy life, you can also find Haley at a cozy café savouring oolong tea or singing at K Fever, a local karaoke favourite.

Aiden Chau

aiden chau

Killarney ('24)

Killarney Club President

Aiden Chau has always had an interest in helping people. When he was younger, his parents told him that individuals experiencing homelessness had no one to blame but themselves. He thought differently and wanted to explore why these people were in their unfortunate situations. When he was in Grade 10 his friends asked him to join a new club called the Good Guys. Though he didn’t know what the club was about, he joined and found purpose in helping out people who were less fortunate. In the club he realized that sometimes it is completely out of the individual’s control. That certain situations and circumstances cause homelessness and that people who are more fortunate should give back and help the community.

eni ibisomi

Kwantlen Park ('24)

Kwantlen Park Club President

As the eldest child in an immigrant family from Nigeria, Eni possesses a unique worldview shaped by her upbringing, cultural influences, and significant life experiences. Having personally encountered the challenges, sacrifices, and hurdles her family and similar immigrant families faced while adapting to a new country, she has cultivated a sense of empathy and compassion. Her understanding goes beyond the struggles of immigrant families in Canada; Eni empathizes with individuals navigating daily hardships. Through her involvement in The Good Guys chapter at her school, Eni went from Director of Marketing to Co-Club president. She actively works to deconstruct societal stigmas surrounding homelessness. However, Eni's engagement with the Good Guys non-profit represents just the beginning of her commitment to helping those in need. Her aspirations extend further; she aims to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and pursue a career dedicated to nursing.

Eni Ibisomi

mehak joshi

Kwantlen Park ('24)

Kwantlen Park Club President

Mehak Joshi
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