Tina is a kind and thoughtful person and she communicates regularly even during rough times. After the holidays, she emailed her mentor (Sharon) to share some devastating news. What impressed  Sharon was this part of her email:

I will definitely bounce back because I believe there is a time to mourn and gladness comes in the morning!   Other than that happy new year and have a great day!

We are happy to say that she did bounce back and Tina is again actively working on her courses.  

Ashleen Hawco the Online Learning Recruitment Officer for Tina’s Contact North Office, in M’Chigeeng wrote this about Tina:

Tina Shawanda is a committed student, actively seeking to further her knowledge and enhance her future. She has been working hard towards her goals she set out. Working with her at Contact North | Contact Nord has been a pleasure. We at Contact North | Contact Nord would be happy to put our vote of confidence in for Tina being the learner of the month.

 Colleen, the Student Recruitment Services Representative from the Wikwemikong Centre added the following.  

Tina is eager and determined to achieve her OSSD.  Very positive!

How did you first hear about online learning with Good Learning Anywhere?

Contact North

Did you have any struggles during your learning? If so, how did you overcome them?

Well, it was hard to overcome grief with two family members that have recently passed and trying to focus on school work at the same time but with great memories of both, I realized they will always be with me as long as I cherish all the good times we had.

What advice do you have for someone thinking about starting to improve their skills?

Never give up and remember you are never too old to learn!

What is your greatest achievement? Or what accomplishment are you most proud of?

My photography course. I really enjoyed learning about it and always loved taking photos of people and start a ‘lil studio.

What are your goals for the future?

Hoping to achieve a Bachelor’s in social work and possibly Master’s in psychology!

Is there anyone you would like to thank for supporting you on this journey?

My hubby, who always makes sure I start my day with a really good cup of coffee!

Is there anything else you would like to share with people about winning this award?

Set goals because without goals you lack focus and direction!