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CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Colton Van Der Minne of Nanaimo District Secondary School rows with the Nanaimo Rowing Club in between other extra-curricular pursuits. He will study at UBC in the fall.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Student finds balance between local and global thinking

Colton Van Der Minne of NDSS already learning at next level

 

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Hailey Urbanoski shows one of her fashion creations. The Wellington Secondary School grad is heading to Capilano University in the fall where she will work toward a diploma in costuming for stage and screen.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Student is definitely graduating in style

Wellington Secondary grad Hailey Urbanoski happy to help others with her design sense

 

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Hope Stewart of John Barsby Secondary School will make the move from Nanaimo’s Rotary Bowl stadium to the University of Hawaii next year to study international business and join the track team there.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Grad will embrace, at a run, what’s next

Barsby’s Hope Stewart has learned lessons on the track that will keep serving her well

 

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Dover Bay Secondary School grad Jay Panchal has been leading a mural project on the school’s garden shed. He’s anticipating studying art and animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Student helps to tell his grad class’ stories

Jay Panchal of Dover Bay Secondary School comfortable with all different platforms

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Dover Bay Secondary School grad Jay Panchal has been leading a mural project on the school’s garden shed. He’s anticipating studying art and animation at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.
CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Ella Olesen of the Island ConnectEd program will study music, theatre and dance at the University of Michigan in the fall.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Rounds of applause await as grad goes to next level

Island ConnectEd graduate Ella Olesen compelled to seek spotlight and results

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Ella Olesen of the Island ConnectEd program will study music, theatre and dance at the University of Michigan in the fall.
CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Jenna McColman stops by the lab at Cedar Secondary School. The grad is already studying in the sciences at a university level as she eyes further studies in medicine.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Graduate guiding others, too, as she finds her own path

Cedar Secondary grad student Jenna McColman already a mentor

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Jenna McColman stops by the lab at Cedar Secondary School. The grad is already studying in the sciences at a university level as she eyes further studies in medicine.
CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Aspengrove School’s Lesley Hill dives for the disc at ultimate frisbee practice at Caledonia Park. Hill will study engineering physics at UBC in the fall.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Grad year has ended up being an ultimate adventure

Aspengrove School’s Lesley Hill has been a representative for her school internationally

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Aspengrove School’s Lesley Hill dives for the disc at ultimate frisbee practice at Caledonia Park. Hill will study engineering physics at UBC in the fall.
CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Nanaimo Christian School’s Maria Clemotte shares her time-management strategies with a YouTube audience. She’ll be heading to Vancouver Island University in the fall.

BEST & BRIGHTEST: Well-organized grad sets example for fellow students

Nanaimo Christian School graduate Maria Clemotte lends expertise

CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin                                Nanaimo Christian School’s Maria Clemotte shares her time-management strategies with a YouTube audience. She’ll be heading to Vancouver Island University in the fall.
The News Bulletin’s Best and Brightest special feature is in today’s print issue and will be rolled out throughout the day on our website. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin photos

EDITORIAL: All Nanaimo’s bright grads should be proud

News Bulletin’s Best and Brightest special feature returns today

The News Bulletin’s Best and Brightest special feature is in today’s print issue and will be rolled out throughout the day on our website. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin photos