Nyah Gentry can’t wait to pursue her childhood dream come September at UBC.
The Grade 12 student at South Delta Secondary is a recipient of the $40,000 Beedie Luminaries scholarship that she will apply towards her studies to become a veterinarian.
The Beedie Luminaries were created for promising British Columbia students who are facing financial adversity, are “resilient and gritty” and ready to make a “positive change” in their lives.
Raised by a single parent her entire life, Gentry and her mom Stacey lived in her grandparents’ basement in Surrey before moving to Tsawwassen prior to her Grade 8 school year. They also welcomed into their new home a soon-to-be 40-year-old with autism.
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