Sydney Torok, Chilliwack Branch
I’m Sydney Torok from Chilliwack, BC, and in 2015 I was Prospera’s Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award winner. As someone who enjoys volunteering, I am very proud to be chosen for this award, which is given to one exceptional high school student who has made a difference for others and is pursuing a post-secondary education. I am currently in my first year of studies at the University of Victoria where I’m taking a mix of science and humanities courses—including calculus, physics, statistics, linguistics and French— in preparation for UBC’s pharmacy program. I'm in residence this year and I really enjoy it so far although I do sometimes miss my family and friends in Chilliwack. I have been focusing primarily on my academics this term but have managed to do some volunteer swim coaching for local elementary school students. I'm very thankful for the opportunity to attend UVic and my experiences so far which wouldn't have been possible without the support of Prospera.