Alara’s curiosity for travel started at a very young age- she spent her first 4 years living and travelling across the USA and Northern Canada ( we joked she attended Daddy’s Day Care as mom worked as a travel nurse!) - New York/ Connecticut/ New Mexico/ Dawson Creek.
She moved to Truro at the age of 5 to start school. When trying to choose a school, it became very obvious the benefits of enrolling her at the Acadian school- she would have the opportunity to learn and embrace her Acadian Heritage (very important to her grandparents), learn another language in a family-like atmosphere. Over the years at the French school, she has embraced cultural and social diversity; she has a real open-minded attitude about the world around her!
When most students choose to pursue their high school in English, she knew by staying at the French School, this would open more doors for her- a life-long ability to communicate with French-Speaking people on her future travels!
For the past 2 years, her days have started at 7 am when she welcomed a handful of kids to the “before school Program”. She has never once complained by her early starts! She has instilled in these little ones her love for Super Heroes/ Harry Potter and Puzzles. After school, she can once again be found coloring/ playing and scurrying around the school grounds with kids in hand- all experiences she hopes to carry into a teaching career.
When she is not writing short stories or entertaining kids, she can be found on the Volleyball court. She started playing Volleyball for the Lynx Club as a setter in grade 7 and has not missed a game or court time since. She hopes to continue her love for Volleyball this Fall by playing university volleyball with the Dragons.
In the Fall, she will continue to pursue her post graduate education in French by attending the Universite Sainte Anne. She has been awarded a full Academic Scholarship to pursue a degree in Science and Education.
We are so proud of her determination, her passion and hard work! Best wishes from Mom, Dad, Mason and Shylah