Dayah Johal brings a positive attitude to volunteering
Dayah Johal excels at seemingly everything she sets her mind to. The active community volunteer and school leader—now in her first year of commerce studies at University of B.C.—was awarded an Ethel Tibbits Youth Award this year.
“It was so worth skipping school today for this,” said a shocked Johal in accepting the award.
Johal, proficient in five languages and learning two more, is active in UBC life and in her home community of Richmond. An honour role graduate of Hugh McRoberts Secondary, Johal has received nearly two dozen honours and distinctions since 2007.
She told the crowd she was honoured to be a youth representative at the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards.
“When you bring a positive attitude you can really accomplish anything. That’s why I’m so dedicated to learning different languages, trying new things. I’m always trying to challenge myself.
“I definitely learned that from the women in my life, and I’m so happy to see so many of you here exuding that same attitude. Thank you so much for this, and I’m so glad I can make you proud.”
Also nominated: Rosemary Cheung, Emily de Boer, Ariel Tsai.