Hi! I’m Keshia Hanson or Liz (a nickname I prefer the most). I am from James Smith Cree Nation and I’m 16 years old. I live in the North Central community within Regina, Saskatchewan. Currently, I’m in grade 11 at Scott Collegiate. Scott is a place I really feel at home, a place where my peers and teachers are so kind to one another.
Drawing is something I really enjoy. I love to draw whatever is on my mind or even characters I’ve made during high school projects. It makes me feel more creative in what I do. I also enjoy writing little stories. Themes of fantasy or paranormal are an interest of mine. I get a lot of ideas from reading books online or at school. I have starting writing some guitar melodies as well. Someday I would like to write my own original songs. Beyond drawing and writing, I like to focus on volleyball. To me it is fun and competitive.
My biggest challenge was working on myself and as well as keeping others happy that are around me. I had a bumpy road during this year but after joining GYM I feel better about myself. Being part of the GYM team has motivated me and helps me feel like I can conquer anything in my way
To me a leader is someone who is kind and does her/his best in activities. A leader brings others up when they are down or hurt. A leader is strong and passionate at what they do and accomplish great things in life. They are also someone how is brave in a bad situation and does what’s best for their team.
I hope I can show my peers how fun it is to be a leader or help others to their feet if that person can’t or simply needs help. I feel like it’s really important to be a leader in my community as others may not feel that help. At one time I did not feel like I was a leader. Now being part of the volleyball team, I believe I am a leader to others.
My message to the youth: Do your best. You have great meaning and it feels good to achieve something amazing.