“Never give up and don’t let others put you down” – meet Beedie Luminary, Helen Su.
What program will you be taking in post-secondary and why does it interest you?
Bachelor of Business Administration – understand how everything is connected, how trends are constantly changing, helping provide to others.
Tell us a little bit about your background (growing up, going to school, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
I grew up in Vancouver and I graduated from Britannia Secondary School. Throughout high school, I joined many clubs and volunteered often at a local senior care home. I enjoy long-distance running; currently, I have completed six half-marathons and two full marathons. ( I think – lost count).
Who inspires you, and why?
Trevor Stokes inspires me to become mentally and physically stronger person. He helps kids those are at a disadvantage a chance to succeed in life. He has been extremely supportive and taught me that dedication comes with success. With his guidance, I learned to maintain a constant degree of effort and learned the importance of having a goal and to push myself to achieve it. He inspires me to become better and constantly pushes me outside my comfort.
What motivates you, and why?
Coming from a low-income family, my parents worked laborious jobs to provide for my family. In the future, I hope that I will have a career that will permit me to care for my parents and my own family. Knowing that my parents have worked so hard to raise me to the person I am today. They motivate me to become successful, in hopes that one day that will be proud of all the accomplishments I have achieved.
What are your goals for the upcoming school year?
I hope to achieve good marks in post-secondary while being active in my community. I hope to keep up with my volunteering work and share my happiness with those around me.
What is one thing you learned in high school that you will take with you to post-secondary?
From high school, I learned the importance of dedication. Some of us have to work harder to reach the same level of others, however, because of this, we have to be even more dedicated to achieving our goals. At times we will fail and will be disappointing and disheartening. But take every moment as a learning opportunity, and make the best out of it. In post-secondary, where education is even more challenging. I have learned to not give in and always believe in myself, and finally push myself to work harder.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to future Luminaries?
Believe in yourself. Others may believe in you, but that doesn’t matter if you don’t believe in yourself. Never give up and don’t let others put you down. Henry Ford said, “Think you can, think you can’t; either way you’ll be right.”Back To Top