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12 Burnaby teens selected to attend SHAD

Twelve Burnaby teens are heading to the SHAD science, technology, engineering and math program next month at host universities across Canada.

The Burnaby youth are Frank Cheng, Harold (Haizhou) Xi, Lily (Yijun) Xiong, Nancy Yang from Burnaby North secondary; Federico Firoozi and Marina Gonzalez of Burnaby South secondary; Sarah Savic Kallesoe of Byrne Creek secondary; Caitlin Wu of Moscrop secondary; Angela Yu of Burnaby Mountain secondary; Lauren Wong and Albert Kragl of Stratford Hall School in Vancouver; and Lasya Vankayala of David Thompson secondary, also in Vancouver.

“SHAD exposes bright youth to advanced topics and takes them out of their comfort zones. SHAD supports them to discover new ways to learn, engage, experiment and excel,” said SHAD president Barry Bisson. “Interacting directly with renowned university faculty and visionary corporate leaders gives participants a glimpse of their future, and raises their aspirations and ability to make a difference.”

The students were among 620 youth selected from more than 1,200 applicants.

Info: www.shad.ca

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