Penticton Rotary Student of the Month exudes Mustang Pride values – Penticton Western News
The Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise celebrated the New Year by recognizing Krystal Bhandhal as January’s student of the month.
Bhandhal is a Year 12 student at Princess Margaret Secondary School and embodies the school’s core values of accountability, integrity and respect.
Enrolled in Maggie’s Leadership Program since 9th grade, Bhandhal has shown dedication to improving the social fabric of the student body, participating in school activities and charitable causes, including the haunted house in support of the Youth Foundry center. Penticton and the MD Bus Pull for the Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Society.
In December, she co-chaired the role of Maggie in the Penticton Provides campaign which, along with students from Penticton High School, raised 18,800 non-perishable food items, 2,270 toys and $18,840 in donations.
“Krystal is an incredible role model,” said leadership professor Gerri Hess. “She is extremely focused and sets herself a high standard, always working diligently to achieve her goals.”
Bhandhal organized the school-wide blood drive for Canadian Blood Services last year, exemplifying his dedication to community service.
“In addition to seeing the heartwarming impact donating blood has on people’s lives, the event opened my eyes to how my leadership skills can be used to advance worthy causes” , Bhandhal said.
She averaged 94% in all of her classes in 2021 and won top student honors in grade 11. Bhandhal is a member of Maggi Mustang’s girls’ field hockey team, the yearbook edited. school for 2021 and stage manager for the school’s production of Beauty and the Beast in grade 10.
Bhandhal received extensive dance training from age three until age 14, learning ballet, tap, jazz and other styles and participating in the Kiwanis festival.
A regular summer day camp volunteer, Bhandhal worked as the Boys and Girls Club Recreation Manager, planning and organizing summer activities for children aged seven to 10 in 2021, where she enjoyed being a role model for young people. children.
Desiring to improve the health and well-being of others, Bhandhal plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science (Biology) as the first step towards pursuing a medical degree and a possible career in pediatrics.
Student of the Month is a Sunrise project of the Rotary Club of Penticton. The award is intended to recognize outstanding students for their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, and service to others.
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