Hi, I’m Amelia. You’ve probably seen me up with the choir, or just around the church. I first came to Grace when I was seven, and in Grade Two. Now, I’m graduating high school in a few weeks and turn 18 on Tuesday. Apart from my participation in the choir, I’ve also helped with the annual attic sale and am a counselor at the choir camp. Even though today is my last in the choir, I’ll be back at the end of the summer to work at choir camp before I move to England for my first year of university.
Being a part of Grace for the past 10 years has had a great and positive impact in me. When I first joined the choir, I was a quiet little seven year old. Since then, I have grown and matured very much. Being in the choir has helped me grow as a person and has helped me connect with myself and others through music. It has also provided me with many amazing opportunities. I’ve gotten to travel to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New York and most recently Dublin and Oxford. In my time at Grace, I’ve made many important connections with people whom I consider both friends and mentors. Many of my closest friends are those whom I’ve met in the choir, and I hope to stay friends for a very long time. Although I’m sad to be leaving the choir and Grace, I’m very thankful for the community that has been provided for me here.