Saltus Grammar class of 2018

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  • Helping hands: Zajae Lee, centre, and Toriah Smith, right, are both involved in the new youth wing of Gina Spence’s charity Gina Spence Productions

    Helping hands: Zajae Lee, centre, and Toriah Smith, right, are both involved in the new youth wing of Gina Spence’s charity Gina Spence Productions


My name is Kaya Vogler and I’m 17 years old. After graduating, I plan on taking a gap year and then hope to attend a university in Switzerland to study physics.

Once I have my degree I am hoping to get a job in research. Outside of school, I play tennis and volunteer as a football coach. I am also a part of the schools debate and public speaking team.

My favourite memory of my time at Saltus is the excitement around sports day and swim gala, painting our faces and spraying our hair in house colours. The spirit surrounding these events is, to me, what really represents the Saltus community.

I’m Toriah Smith and I am 17 years old.

After graduating from Saltus I plan to continue studying in the UK and I hope to become a registered psychiatric nurse.

I would like to become a psychiatric nurse because I believe that it is a career that holds so much value. Knowing that I will have an opportunity to be a part of someone’s journey back to health means a lot to me.

There is also a huge demand for psychiatric nurses in Bermuda and I am more than willing to help to meet that need in my community.

In my spare time I dance and I volunteer with Gina Spence Productions where I am the chairwoman for the youth wing

My favourite memory from my time at Saltus is from the summer of 2016 when I travelled to Nepal with Saltus World Challenge. Our time in Nepal was incredible, we volunteered at a local school and completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

My name is Tyler Kendal and I am 17 years old.

I plan to go to McMaster University in September to study neuroscience, psychology and behaviour.

I love playing rugby and I hope to continue playing when I go to university. I started playing when I was 4 and I have stuck with it ever since, finally ending up on the men’s national team last year.

When I come back from university I want to become a disaster relief psychologist and help people recover after major disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

I have too many great memories of Saltus to say one is the best but one that comes to mind was the Washington trip back in primary school. We visited so many great places and really built some lasting friendships.

I’m Zajae Lee and I am 17 years old.

I am planning to go to university in the United States or Canada. I’m planning to earn either a degree in biology or biomedical sciences.

I would like to be an orthopaedic surgeon.

Additionally I have many extracurricular activities. I am deputy head girl — pastoral as well as part of the SGY Forum. I represent my school at Varsity level in basketball, football and track and field.

I also play football as part of the Bermuda National Football Academy (under-17 and under-20). I volunteer with Creative Touch Home Preschool and I am the Youth Wing co-chairwoman of Gina Spence Productions in Christ.

Giving back to my community is an important part of my life.

My favourite memory of Saltus would have to be the World Challenge trip to Nepal. The trip really opened my eyes to a wider world. We met so many amazing people and saw so many incredible things.

My name is Sam Fox and I am 17 years old.

I hope to study chemistry and achieve a bachelor of science degree in this field.

Besides school work, I have had an interest in music since a young age and started playing violin and piano at the age of 3.

As a young teenager, I developed a passion for playing the bass and since beginning lessons a couple years ago I have achieved the role of the bass player for the jazz band, and most recently the School of Rock musical.

In addition to my musical abilities, I had the honour of representing Bermuda on the under-18 national squad for basketball. This includes my position as captain of the varsity team for Saltus.

In the future, I aspire to work as a pharmacist in Bermuda. After finding inspiration from family health issues, Saltus enabled us as students to gain valuable work experience from a company of our choice and this resulted in my work experience at Warwick Pharmacy. Since then, I have grown a desire to become one of the few Bermudian pharmacists.

My favourite memory from Saltus has to be the School of Rock musical. In the beginning when I was first introduced to the idea of playing the bass in the pit band, I was hesitant because I knew the immense amount of work that had to be done. But I said yes, and I am so thankful that I ended up doing it.

A bond was formed between me and my fellow bandmates, including students, teachers, and outside professionals and that is something that I will keep close to my heart and remember for ever because of the amount of time and effort spent together to produce something great.

I’m Alys Ann Webber and I am 17 years old.

I hope to study forensic science and criminology at university.

In the future, I aspire to work with the Bermuda Police Force Forensic Science Unit. I worked there briefly during my work experience placement for Saltus and I found I had an affinity for it. I loved working there and I felt at home surrounded by these people.

I want to study forensic science at university, and so I hope I end up making my way back to these people at the Bermuda Police Force FSU.

Outside of school, I like to do a lot of different things. I love to play and coach field hockey. I also participate in the concert band and orchestra at Saltus, as well as taking flute lessons and being involved in the school plays and other theatre productions.

I like to participate in public speaking and choirs inside and out of school. During my time at Saltus I have completed the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the Bronze and Silver level.

I think one of my favourite memories at Saltus is when I first met my best friend. I was the new student here, as I only joined in Year 7. Some people had been there since Year 1, so I was very nervous about this new school environment and whether or not I would fit in.

During one of my first days at school when I entered into my Spanish class, I was unsure where to sit, as people wanted to sit with their friends and I hadn’t made any new ones yet.

However, as I stood by the door and was very nervous, one girl called me over, introduced herself, and asked me to sit next to her. That was the day I met my best friend. I think of this as one of my fondest memories of Saltus, because this kind and nice environment fostered kind and wonderful people who helped me to feel that I fitted in and belonged in this school.

I’m Nicholas Terra and I’m 17 years old.

After Saltus, I plan to study history in the United States for four years, in order to get my bachelor of arts degree. I then plan to attend law school in either Canada or the United Kingdom. Once I have a degree in law, I plan to return to Bermuda to either work as a family lawyer, or a wills and trusts lawyer.

My extracurricular interests include playing rugby for my school, and serving within my church.

My favourite memory of Saltus has to be when our senior boys rugby team went undefeated in the 2016-17 league.

We really learnt a lot about working together as a team during this experience and it helped me to build some lasting friendships.

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Published Feb 22, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 22, 2018 at 8:48 am)

Saltus Grammar class of 2018

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