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These stories about local youth taking action to make a difference in our community are made possible through the continued support of Jenna Lorette - The Mortgage Centre as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Penetanguishene boy headed to his third ball hockey provincials

Penetanguishene boy headed to his third ball hockey provincials

"He’s smart. He passes when he should pass and he shoots when he should," says PMMBHL President Jamie Robillard
Local teens hitting all gears on national mountain biking circuit

Local teens hitting all gears on national mountain biking circuit

Léo Chicoine, from Tiny, and Midland's Farland Lamont enjoy the camaraderie, competition and speed of mountain biking
St. Theresa's environmental champion receives prestigious award

St. Theresa's environmental champion receives prestigious award

'With just the three of us, it didn’t seem like we could make that much of a difference, but then it just shows that we can,' student J. J. Mc Tague says after receiving SSEA environmental champion award
Eat your heart out Young Sheldon, Darsh Visani is the real deal

Eat your heart out Young Sheldon, Darsh Visani is the real deal

'One thing I like about teaching is seeing all the kids’ creativity come to life. . .coding is just like electronic art,' says coding instructor Darsh Visani, 13
Young thespian Taye Theophilus happy to be bitten by acting bug

Young thespian Taye Theophilus happy to be bitten by acting bug

'It’s not always going to go the way you planned,' GBDSS student says about performing. 'It’s a big game of chance. Appreciate it if you do get a role, and play the role as best you can'
Local teen stickhandling her way to top of women’s hockey

Local teen stickhandling her way to top of women’s hockey

At 15 years old, Sonia Mehta is the youngest player on the Barrie Junior Sharks under-22 team
Spotlight on talent: Local teen working to become a triple threat

Spotlight on talent: Local teen working to become a triple threat

Grade 12 GBDSS student Brennan Bielefeld enjoys acting, singing and writing music and hopes to pursue a career in the arts
Runner, figure skater, thespian: 11-year-old not standing still

Runner, figure skater, thespian: 11-year-old not standing still

Bayview Public School has a talented runner on their cross-country team in Grace Desjardins, who also figure skates competitively, and just started performing on stage at the King’s Wharf Theatre
Local student eyes future as doctor specializing in women's health

Local student eyes future as doctor specializing in women's health

'I want to offer women a place where they won’t have men disregard their issues as another ‘problem’,' says Midland's Bryana Beans, 17, who hopes to open clinic for women
'Super fun': Life comes full circle for new Wye Marsh camp director

'Super fun': Life comes full circle for new Wye Marsh camp director

'We are one of the only day camps around that offer canoeing and archery, and it’s not every day they can spend in a marsh,' says 22-year-old who loved the marsh as a kid