Award Category: 
Youth Scholarships Award
Year: 
2016

Known for her academic hard work and perseverance, Sophie Zhao stands near the top of her grade 12 classes at Sir Winston Churchill High School. A motivated school volunteer, she founded both the French and poetry clubs and is the leader of her school’s Verbattle debate club. One of Sophie’s most satisfying achievements is the youth-led, non-profit charity Wishful Thinking, of which she is the founder and public relations director. Her team raises funds through auctioning student artwork for children with terminal illnesses, all proceeds of which are given to charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.