Torch - Fall 2013

MEET SOME OF OUR GRADUATES FROM THE CLASS OF 2013 Havergal students excel both in and outside the classroom. Whether working in a research lab, performing on stage, volunteering at a local community centre or competing on the playing field, Havergal students confidently strive to reach their full potential. As graduates, the Class of 2013 joins the Havergal Old Girl community of more than 8,000 alumnae around the world.

Flora Hay University of Toronto, Physics Flora’s interest in physics was sparked by her teachers at Havergal. Originally from New Brunswick, Flora chose to attend Havergal because it allowed her to explore a wide variety of academic courses while at the same time giving her the opportunity to

graduating year. She was also involved in organizing and promoting the annual student-led benefit concert Beatstock in support of Lost Lyrics, a not-for-profit organization for at-risk youth. In her graduating year, Julia was the recipient of The Class of ’81 Prize for Creative Contribution. Julia spent her time outside Havergal promoting the fine arts as a member of the Youth Council at the Art Gallery of Ontario and studying Japanese.

be involved on a number of athletic teams including basketball, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee. Flora was a Sports Prefect in her senior year and ran the intramurals program. She received The All Round Sportsmanship Cup in recognition of her many contributions to sports at Havergal and her support to players both on and off the field. Currently, Flora is pursuing her interest in physics at the University of Toronto.

Clare Teng University of Cambridge, Mechanical Engineering Clare lived in Havergal’s Boarding School for two years before graduating to study mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge. She was inspired to study engineering after a Global Experience Program excursion to Costa Rica in 2011

Rebecca Hoffer University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business Program As House Captain in her graduating year, Rebecca led Agnes Hansen House to victory, earning the House Cup and the coveted House Banner. During her four years at Havergal, she was also involved

in which she helped a community replant a forest and paint a school— an experience that showed her the value of helping communities use local resources. Clare wrote university-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams at Havergal in Physics, Biology, Calculus and Statistics and was the recipient of two AP Math Academic Prizes for high achievement. She was actively involved in community partnerships at Havergal and— in time—hopes to continue to give back to global communities in need as a professional engineer.

in the Dance Troupe and played on several sports teams. As well, Rebecca hosted an anti-bullying awareness assembly and organized a bike donation event that raised 70 bikes for children who otherwise could not afford one. A highlight of her time at Havergal was studying Mandarin, which Rebecca continues to study as part of her studies in the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Rebecca is a proud Class Representative of the Havergal Old Girls Association.

Victoria Walter University of St. Andrews, Medicine

With a love of travelling, Victoria explored the world through Havergal’s Global Experience Program. She spent two months on a student exchange in Australia, participated in a global community development and leadership summit in India,

Alice Jeon Harvard University, Liberal Arts

travelled to Iceland to explore the tectonic plate boundary and travelled to Austria and the Czech Republic with the Senior Choir. A student at Havergal for 14 years, Victoria participated in all areas of school life—as an athlete, musician, volunteer and Junior School Prefect. In her graduating year she was the recipient of the J. Herbert Mason Medal, the school’s highest honour. Currently, she is studying medicine at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Alice participated richly in all aspects of Havergal during her four years at the school. She was a Community Prefect, led the French and Spanish Clubs, edited the school newspaper, volunteered to work with the intellectually disabled, played

the flute in the Symphonic Orchestra and Band and was a member of the Alpine Ski Team. Outside school, she travelled to the Philippines and Nicaragua to contribute to building infrastructure projects. Alice earned The Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award in her graduating year for her dedication to helping others, which included spending time every weekend with an elderly woman as her companion. When not at school or volunteering, she was an intern for a University of Toronto professor. Alice is currently studying the liberal arts at Harvard.

Grace Woroch Middlebury College, Liberal Arts

School Captain for the 2012-2013 school year, Grace enjoyed her time as the school’s student leader. With the help of supportive faculty and staff, Grace learned to manage her time between school work, choir rehearsals, leadership duties

and her true passion—soccer. Playing on both the school team and on a competitive Ontario Youth Soccer League team, Grace took her soccer skills to Middlebury College, where she was recruited to play on the Division 3 Soccer Team. “One of the reasons that I chose Havergal College was because of its athletic programs and beautiful playing fields,” explains this proud Old Girl who moved to Toronto from Singapore in Grade 7. Grace was the recipient of The Chair of the Board of Governors Prize for Leadership in her graduating year.

Julia Nakanishi University of Waterloo, Architecture Julia attended Havergal for six years before beginning her studies in architecture at the University of Waterloo. An artist and a singer, she enjoyed being involved in the school’s Senior and Chamber Choirs and was Choir Co-Head in her


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