Kathleen Fox loves to learn, and it shows.
Fox received the Above and Beyond award when she graduated from Nakusp Secondary this June for the most credits received.
Rather than the 80 required credits, the clever Fox completed 140, 60 than the minimum needed for graduation.
“It was pretty much just for interest in grade 10 and 11,” said Fox. In grade 12 she focused on taking courses, like extra science courses, in order to fulfill requirements for University of Alberta’s pharmacy program.
For Fox, whose favourite science course was chemistry, pharmacy seems like a good mix of working with people and the study of science.
“I found I like working with people working as a barista,” she said. “With pharmacy, I get to help people and fulfill my love of science.”
And after graduation? Well, Fox is planning to move back to Nakusp, which she sees as one of the best places around. And one filled with family and friends.