Student of the Month
Our first student of the month is Melody Sinclair-Brooks. She was one of our exceptional ambassadors at this year’s National Ambassador Youth Forum and volunteered to become part of French for the Future’s Student Advisory Council, helping us reach out to high school students.
Melody (left) with other ambassadors at the 2009 National Forum.
Melody is President of the Interact Club and a member of her school’s Make Poverty History Club, an organization that raises money to sponsor children in Honduras. During her spare time she reads to children at her local library, tutors French and English, volunteers at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and visits residents at a senior home. In the winter, Melody enjoys skiing and in the summer she works as a sailing instructor, teaching beginner and intermediate sailing to youth between the ages of 7 and 17. Melody hopes to attend UBC in the fall and eventually pursue a career in dental medicine. She wishes to remain an active member of her community, and travel extensively around the world.
Name: Melody Sinclair-Brooks
School: Sentinel Secondary
City: Vancouver, BC
First language(s): English, Turkish
Favourite music: Bossa Nova (Brazilian)
Favourite French expression: « Après la pluie, le beau temps. »
Favourite way to practice French outside of school: Travelling in French-speaking countries
What she loved about the NAYF: How young people from all over Canada connected and shared their many similarities.
Why she thinks it’s important to learn French: Different languages expose a person to many different cultures; French is one of the richest and most important languages.
In her opinion, the coolest French country is: France for its culture, history, colourful dialects and delicious food!
How she will use her French skills in the future: Learning medical terms in university, keeping in touch with her French-speaking friends, travelling, and volunteering in French-speaking countries
Where she would most like to go: Anywhere there is warmth in the people or in the climate!