Interview with 2018 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient Jahleel Gabriel-Collins

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Jahleel Gabriel-Collins

1. Where do you volunteer – what’s your favourite thing about what you do? 

I volunteer for the organization of C.C.F.A with their Caribbean Carifiesta parade in downtown Montreal. My task were mainly as follows: I volunteer as security, along with keeping the trucks in order for the parade, supplying the wood that required for the trucks for the parade and unloading the wood back to the truck yard. I also help volunteer for their kiddies carnival which passes by annually every last week of the month of June. My task for this event: was to supervise the kids as they walk on the road and the activities they participated in, keep the kids hydrated with water and pass out snacks.

2. Why was receiving a Ted Rogers Scholarship special? 

Receiving the Ted Rogers scholarship was more than just a special thing for me, it was more like a blessing. It changed the way on how I used to look at things. It taught me that you can achieve anything you dreamed of having as long as you work for it. After receiving the scholarship made me an idol to younger adolescents live which inspired me to achieve more to show them that you can achieve anything as long if you choose to work hard for it.

3. Where do you plan on going to school and what will you study? 

I’m planning on entering the Engineering Technology program at John Abbott college to which I have been accepted, however I must complete one required course that was not offered in my high school french immersion program.

4. What are your long-term goals?

My long-term goal is to be a mechanical engineer ( specifically for hybrid electric vehicles or to work in aviation as an engineer). At the age of 12 I decided that I wanted to become an engineer for the reason that I’ve always had a passion for cars and planes. In addition, when I was 12 I had a school science project, to which I put together a simulated v8 car engine to show my classmates how engines work in vehicles.

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