The accomplishments of our students are always a source of pride and celebration here at King’s-Edgehill. These accomplishments can vary from provincial championships in sport to personal bests on tests and everything in between. Regardless of what the actual accomplishment is, each individual student’s success is something that our entire School can take pride in. The same is true of the accomplishments and successes that our former students achieve years after graduating from King’s-Edgehill School.
Over the past few weeks, two of our young alumnae have received attention for the excellent work they have continued to do since leaving KES. Class of 2017 Female Athlete of the Year, Julia Schmitt, and class of 2015 Head Girl Primrose Chareka were dynamic leaders here on campus and have clearly stayed on a similar path since then.
Julia is in her final year of a BSc in Chemistry at StFX with hopes of continuing her studies in medicine. She has been a standout in the StFX community and on the women’s hockey team where she has been teammates with former KES student Lea MacLeod (2012-18). Recently, she was profiled by Canadian Blood Services for her work with the Hockey Gives Blood Player Ambassador programme.
When reflecting on her time at KES, Julia commented that, “Moving away from my family home at 15 years old was a huge adjustment, but I wouldn’t have changed anything about it. My teammates, other students, teachers, house parents, and administrators were integral to my development. The independence I gained at King’s has guided me in all aspects of life.”
Primrose on the other hand graduated from Queen’s University and is currently working with Google as a software engineer and will soon be relocating from Toronto to Boston to work with the tech giant. Like Julia, Prim too was profiled recently, but by Canadian magazine Divine about her journey in becoming a leader in STEM.
“Although it was not always fun, the discipline and habits of having to do prep every night have followed me to this day and I would argue are a huge reason why I performed so well in university when there were lots of other distractions, “ said Primrose when asked to think back to her time at KES. “I’m still a basketball enthusiast and I still make my bed and have breakfast every morning and do some form of physical activity everyday. I believe that it’s not always the fun things in life that get you the farthest and committing to and truly embracing the habits and routines KES tries to instill in us are of significant worth in my life.
Read Julia’s profile from Canadian Blood Services here.
Read Primrose’s profile from Divine here
J. Rory CampbellJunior English and Technology TeacherGirls’ Rugby and Basketball Coach