Swensson nominees: Julianna Matson (Walnut Grove)
When your physics teacher ranks you in the top five per cent of the students he has taught over the past 25 years, you know you are doing pretty well academically.
Julianna Matson is a Grade 12 Walnut Grove Secondary student who is consistently on the ‘A’ and ‘effort’ honour roll. A member of several school clubs — including Humanitarian and Me-to-We — she has also been recognized for her artistic and writing skills.
A competitive swimmer and soccer player who completed a half marathon and sprint triathlon last year, Matson has qualified provincially in cross-country and track and field for the past two years.
An enthusiastic community volunteer, Julianna has helped out with the Relay for Life, Yorkson Creekside Clean-Up, at Christmas in Williams Park, and with the Canadian Cancer Society.
Matson was presented with a Super Contribution Award by her school last year and will be representing Walnut Grove at the UBC Student Leadership Conference.