AbbyAbby is in her first year enrolled in Equity Studies at the University of Toronto. She was awarded a 2016 OCUF Youth Bursary and is a member of PenFinancial CU.

Abby has overcome some significant personal challenges and tells us, through it all she has kept exceptional grades making and exceeding the honour roll every semester in high school. She was involved in extra curricular activities at her school, was a member of Canada’s National Hip Hop Dance Team with whom she traveled to Italy. She also kept an active social life while holding down a part-time job.

Some of her extra curricular activities were volunteering at her dance school running classes and teaching dance at summer camps.

Much of her inspiration comes from her mother, she wrote, “As corny as this may sound, the strength I have had in these hard times has all been from my mom. My mother is a beautiful and bright woman.” Sounds to us these characteristics run in the family.