GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 13, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 13, 2017

Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected to showcase their achievements in the classroom and on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Vanessa Belzile and Megan Koch as our current Athletes of the Week! We caught up with the women to find out a little more about them, off the court.

#14 Vanessa Belzile

Vanessa, who is in her rookie year with the Wolves is in the Early Learning and Child Care program at GPRC. In addition to competing in the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union Volleyball Championships in Florida, she is also a track and field athlete who garnered a 4th place finish in the 2017 Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association’s Track & Field Championships discus event.

Here’s what else she had to say:

Why did you choose GPRC?

It’s close to my family.

 

Few people know that?

I’m left handed.

What is your most memorable moment in sport?

Close-lining Renae!

What is your dream job?

To be a hairdresser.

What is your favourite part about playing volleyball?

Getting to play in different places and meeting new people.

What is something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t?

Bungee jump.

#1 Megan Koch

Megan, who is in her 3rd year with the Wolves is in the Bachelor of Education program at GPRC. A major point scorer, with 122 kills and 209 total attacks this season, Megan is one of the leading outside hitters in the Conference.

Here’s what else she had to say:

Why did you choose GPRC?

I love the hometown atmosphere and small class sizes.

What are some of your hobbies?

Knitting and Netflix.

What is your most memorable moment in sport?

Making it to Victoria for Nationals (2017 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship) after winning silver in the Provincial final (2017 ACAC Women’s Volleyball National Championship).

What is your dream job?

To be a dolphin trainer.

What is your favourite part about playing volleyball?

Making memories with my team.

What is your favourite book?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Congratulations to both Vanessa and Megan for being chosen as this week’s GPRC Athletes of the Week! 

ELCC Students Take The Leap of Leaving Home

ELCC Students Take The Leap of Leaving Home

Ashley Rowe and Brigitte Cockney couldn’t wait to get back to Grande Prairie to start their 2nd year of GPRC’s Early Learning and Child Care program.

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Both left their hometown of Hay River, Northwest Territories with a population of roughly 4,000 people to come to the big city, and make their dreams a reality at GPRC.

During their interview, both girls were asked what advice they would give to other students who are feeling nervous and anxious about leaving home, and moving away to begin their post-secondary journey. Take a look at their advice below:

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According to both girls, leaving home wasn’t easy, but it was definitely worth it.

Read their full article here, to learn more about their perspective and experience at GPRC.