It is so hard to believe it has now been a year since I started working at this newspaper. I can remember it like it was yesterday, I took a chance and ended up being adopted by this wonderful family. A lot of things can happen in a year, and I am certainly no exception to that statement.
I want to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the things that happened in this past year. I reached many academic, political and personal triumphs in the past months. I saw the fruits of my labour at school bloom, as I graduated from Durham College and went on to my next phase at UOIT. I had the privilege of being a part of MPP Lindsey Park’s campaign team, during the provincial election, and shared in her well-deserved victory. I was also a part of Mayor Bobbie Drew’s campaign for the recent municipal election and got to share her victory as well.
Working on campaigns has definitely taught me just what hard work and perseverance can accomplish, and so far, I like what I see. Most recently, I have gotten one step closer to getting my degree, as I just completed my third year. I was also elected chair of the Scugog Accessibility Advisory Committee, in March, and words cannot express how excited I am to make a positive difference in this community.

Those are some of the biggest highlights from this past year, and I am so excited to see what this next year has in store!