Please join us in congratulating Cherokee Duncan on being SHLC’s June 2023 Learner of the Month.
Cherokee was nominated by Anita, from the Sioux Lookout Learning Centre. Here is a statement about Cherokee from Anita.
Cherokee began in January 2020, wanting to work solely on his high school math ILCs. At that time, he struggled with addiction, life events and peer distractions, which affected his attendance and concentration level. However, a few months ago, he decided to make some changes in his life, and came in with a renewed sense of purpose and focus. He has been showing up for every appointment since, working diligently. He agreed to the plan to use the summer to upgrade his math skills to the level needed for high school math – and I love seeing the light in his eyes as his understanding of numbers increases. He often asks to work longer than his allotted time, and if I can’t, he stays at the Learning Centre to complete his homework and waits for me to mark it, smiling proudly when he sees how much he got right, and immediately and patiently correcting any errors. He is approaching his learning with enthusiasm and respect. (And I’m very proud of him!)
We decided to ask Cherokee some questions so we could share more about his story with you.
How did you first hear about online learning with Good Learning Anywhere?
I heard about the SHLC Learning Centre through workers at Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.
Did you have any struggles during your learning? If so, how did you overcome them?
I struggled with addictions. I started to overcome them by staying away from bad influences and deciding to go a different way.
What advice do you have for someone thinking about starting to improve their skills?
Keep working at it.
What is your greatest achievement? Or what accomplishment are you most proud of?
To keep going, even when sometimes it gets hard.
What are your goals for the future?
Finish High School.
Is there anyone you would like to thank for supporting you on this journey?
My friend, Joy Fox. Judy at Community Living. Anita at the SHLC Learning Centre.
Is there anything else you would like to share with people about winning this award?
I’ve very proud of myself.
Congratulations Cherokee! All the best in 2023!