My name is Sara Cadinha. I grew up in Surrey, attending Morgan Elementary, and Earl Marriott Secondary. I am now a first-year student at the University of British Columbia. I am currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree and planning to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher. The scholarship money will be going directly toward my tuition.
Thank you so much to the STA scholarship committee for selecting me as a recipient of this award. I am truly honoured and grateful to have been taught by such an influential group of teachers who have positively influenced who I am today in numerous ways, both within the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. With the leadership opportunities I have been provided, I have become quite passionate about working with and supporting youth. I hope to provide the same tremendous support I was given to my own future students.