Congratulations to our Holiday Card contest winner Natalia Porro!
Natalia is a 14 year old Bronze Award achiever, currently working on her Silver.
A resident of British Columbia, she says that the inspiration for her piece Northern Lights came from wanting her entry for the contest to
"embrace the natural beauty of Canada and the northern lights was the first thing I thought of. One thing I love about the holidays is time to disconnect from routine and to reconnect with nature with my family and friends. I thought this theme would be appropriate for a holiday greeting that was inclusive of all beliefs and reflective of a peaceful Canadian winter."
"The Duke of Edinburgh award has really pushed me to do the best I can for my community, my environment, and myself," says Natalia.
"Practicing my skill, piano, taught me the value of hard work. Doing my volunteer work was very rewarding. I hadn’t known just how satisfying it was to help other people and to serve your community. The fitness aspect of the award furthered my appreciation for a healthy lifestyle, all the while improving my confidence. Throughout the process of my adventurous journey, I learned the importance of planning and being prepared for whatever challenges you may face. Also, I developed a new appreciation for the beauty of nature that I hope is reflected in my painting. I am excited to use all the amazing experiences from this award to continue to push myself and serve others as I work on the silver level of this award."