Candidate Bios

Angitha Mriduraj - Sponsored by Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine

Angitha Mriduraj - Sponsored by Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine

Before I begin I would like to thank, Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine for supporting me through this incredible journey.  My name is Angitha Mriduraj, I am the daughter of Deepthy Baby, and Mriduraj Jose, as well as the older sister of Ajal Mriduraj who is in Grade 5. I was born in India, but lived in Saudi Arabia, before I moved  to  Canada. I am  currently  in Grade 11 at Clarence  Fulton.  There, I earned the Top  Overall  Student  Award  in Grade 9 and 10. I have always loved to help others, ,which is why  I spend  time  volunteering  at the hospital,  the Science Center, and my school's leadership group. Other things I love to do are learning Karate, and Korean.

Bridgette Peterson - Sponsored by Kal Rotary

Bridgette Peterson - Sponsored by Kal Rotary

My name is Bridgette Peterson and I am the daughter of Leighton and Elizabeth Peterson. I currently attend Clarence Fulton Secondary in grade 11. I have  four brothers, Dominic, Jentezen, Jeremy, Lachlan and l have one sister, Chelsea. I enjoy playing soccer and my violin as well as spending time with my family and friends. I would like to thank my sponsor, Kalamalka Rotary for giving me this amazing opportunity.

Georgia Currie - Sponsored by Johnston Meier Insurance

Georgia Currie - Sponsored by Johnston Meier Insurance

My Name is Georgia Currie, I am 16 years old and live in Lumby, I am the daughter of Shaun and Nicole Currie and the older sister of Caralynn and Benjamin Currie. I attend Charles Bloom Secondary School in the 11th grade. In my spare time I am in 4-H and I enjoy skiing as well. I would like to thank my amazing sponsor for this opportunity. 

Jennifer Blake - Sponsored by Vernon Volkswagan

Jennifer Blake - Sponsored by Vernon Volkswagan

My name is Jennifer Blake, I am the daughter of Joanne Blake and Peter Blake. I have 6 half siblings who are adults now and live in the United States. I currently attend Pleasant Valley Secondary School and am in grade 12. My hobbies include Horseback riding, Archery, Roller skating, Sewing, Writing, painting, and acting. I love being involved in the community so I often volunteer with local events.

Mackenzie Kuziw - Sponsored by Silver Star Rotary

Mackenzie Kuziw - Sponsored by Silver Star Rotary

My name is Mackenzie Kuziw. I am the daughter of Brian and Kim Kuziw. I currently attend Vernon Secondary School in grade 11.  I am 16, and work at Vernon Cineplex. I have two brothers Lee and Brady and one sister Ali. I love Ukrainian dancing and, I have been performing for thirteen years.  Recently I started volunteering at Polson Special, spending some one to one time with some of  the  patients, and I have also helped out with my younger brother's home hockey tournaments. I especially would like to thank my sponsor Dr. Craig Goplen of the Silver Star Rotary Club for picking me as their candidate.

Mariya Blades - Sponsored by We Care Home Health Services

Mariya Blades - Sponsored by We Care Home Health Services

Bonjour, my name is Mariya Blades, I am a bilingual grade 11 student attending VSS. I am the daughter of Earnie and Jolene Blades and have two younger siblings, Macy, age 12 and Mac, age 8. I have a love for the game of soccer, as well as track and field, and Irish dance. I also love being involved in the community through coaching young children soccer with NOYSA, working at Crepe bistro at the local farmers markets, and volunteering at Vernon Jubilee Hospital since the age of 14. I would like to thank my sponsor, Holly Malfair from Wecare for giving me this amazing opportunity and experience. 

Saira Abid - Sponsored by Downtown Vernon Association

Saira Abid - Sponsored by Downtown Vernon Association

My name is Saira Abid. I have a small family including  my mom and dad, Samrana Abid and Abid Mohammad, my two siblings, my kitten, and our goats. Our farm animals live on our farm, however, we do not. My  family  lives near Fulton Secondary, the school I attend. Currently  I am in Grade 11. I may not officially volunteer but I spend many hours dedicated to our school leadership group which I enjoy dearly. I would like to thank Downtown Vernon Association for sponsoring  me as I am very  excited to  be presented  with such an amazing opportunity doing The Queen Silver Star program.