“People are much more worried about what you think of them to notice anything wrong with you… stop worrying so much… I wish I had learned this a lot sooner.” – Meet Beedie Luminary, Bethany Zimmerman.
What program will you be taking in post-secondary and why does it interest you?
I will be attending BCIT studying Architectural and building technology. This field interests me because I’ve always had a passion for art and creativity, as well as science and math. Architecture felt like a perfect blend of the two. I’m also fascinated by sustainable design.
Tell us a little bit about your background (growing up, going to school, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
I was born in Creston, BC. Just before I turned eight, my mom, sister, and I moved to Langley where I am still living. I started attending Langley Christian School in grade 3 and stayed there until graduation. Unlike most, I think my high school experience was much better than elementary and middle school. I was lucky to have amazing friends and was able to participate in many enriching extra-curricular activities like the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and my school’s theatre production (as a stage manager).
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was young I wanted to be a ballerina, however a life-long dream of mine is to become an author, as I also really enjoy writing.
What was your senior quote in high school?
My senior quote was Matthew 20:16 “The last will be first, and the first will be last.” To be honest, the reason I chose this as my senior quote is because having a “Z” last name has put me at the end of basically everything, so I found it pretty funny.
What are you looking forward to in your freshman year?
With Corona still floating around, there’s not that much to look forward to. However, I’m lucky to have a good platform I can use to talk to others in my program, so I’d say I’m definitely looking forward to getting to know them better and making some new friends.
Who would you have dinner with if you could have it with any person, living or dead?
Any one of my “internet friends.” I hate calling them that because they are just normal friends to me, except miles, and sometimes oceans, away. To finally be able to talk in person over dinner would be a dream come true.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
People are much more worried about what you think of them to notice anything wrong with you… stop worrying so much… I wish I had learned this a lot sooner.
What was the last book you read?
Educated by Tara Westover. It’s an inspiring (true!) story about a girl who, against her religious family’s wishes, goes to high school, college, and eventually earns her PhD. As someone who also grew up in a strict religious environment, I could relate to her story at several points. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone, but especially teenage girls who are struggling with low confidence and want to overcome the familial and societal pressures that prevent them from becoming the woman they want to be.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I guess this is ending on a lighter note, but you might be surprised to find out I really, really, really, REALLY, like playing Minecraft.Back To Top