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CCHS Student Accepted to SHAD Program

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With a dream to one day work as an inpatient pharmacist, Leah Neumeier is beginning her journey with SHAD Canada this summer. Currently in Grade 10 at Crowsnest Consolidated High School (CCHS) in Coleman, Leah will travel to a Canadian university for a month-long deep-dive into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and entrepreneurship. 

"I heard about SHAD through a presentation in our CALM class then explored their website that night and found a bunch of videos," says Leah about how she discovered this opportunity. 

Leah's SHAD experience will be at the University of Manitoba, which was one of her top choices. During the program, she will live in residence with other students from across Canada, participating in hands-on learning, exploring the post-secondary world, and engaging with academic and entrepreneurial mentors.

"We are very excited for Leah in regard to this exciting learning opportunity!" says Paul Pichurski, CCHS Principal. "CCHS students have participated in SHAD programming in each of the last three years; as a school, we are grateful that our students are able to access this programming to support them as they make decisions about their postsecondary and career journeys."

After a competitive application process, Leah's acceptance to the program opens many academic and personal opportunities. "I am most interested in learning more about myself since I will be with completely new people," says Leah. "I look forward to exploring what real-life STEM-oriented studies/jobs look like, and having an opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and be across Canada without my family at a university campus for a whole month."

Congratulations to Leah! We wish her all the best in her SHAD Canada experience.

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