2016 Grad: Bailey Mechalchuk
Wearing: Swarovski slake bracelet and Swarovski bella earrings.
When you were six years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a cowgirl when I grew up. I always dreamed about having my own ranch, I even used to draw the layout of my land on paper and design my property.
When did you start riding horses?
I started riding horses when I was 7 years old. I love riding because it is my happy place. I am most content when I am on my horse and out for a nice relaxing ride, and I can embrace the bond I share with my horse.
Best riding memory?
My best riding memory was swimming with the horses in a small lake by Fort Steele. Who knew horses were such good swimmers?
Tell us something about Diego.
Diego is an Arabian, therefore, he has one extra rib than the average horse, and he holds his head and tail up high and can be high strung at times. Diego is 10 years old, and his favourite spot to be pet is on the top of his neck.
What was the last photo you took on your phone?
The last photo I took on my phone was the sunset while riding in Jaffray.
Who was your favourite teacher?
My favourite teacher was my grade 5 teacher, Mr Jason. Although grade 5 was quite some time ago, I'll never forget the positive influence and inspiration he shared with his students.
What will you miss most about school?
I will miss class time with friends when I am done school.
What is your favourite piece of jewellery?
My favourite piece of jewellery is my white Swarovski Bella earrings from Jewels on Ninth. They are extremely stylish, and appropriate for any event, as they can easily be dressed up or down.