Jaclyn McNicol


Champions family, being able to reflect back on this experience always brings light to my day! I joined the champions program 2017 and 2018. In 2017, I was coming to the end of my degree at UFV and still did not know what I wanted to do. Jo was a big influence in my educational journey, so I thought why not support her program! Little did I know, it would change my life. Antigua is a beautiful island full of energy. In 2017, the night before school started, I have never felt so much stress in my life! I was nervous, there were butterflies and I wanted to get on a plane. I did not like to be out of my comfort zone. Well it was a whole month of out of my comfort zone. So many things I learnt about myself, and about a different culture.

That year I decided I was going to become a teacher. In 2018, I was able to return as Co-unity games coordinator (my favourite days- shout out @cole8young) and have a chance to teach at the Antigua all-girls school. That week solidified my passion for teaching at a secondary level. Today, I teach at North Peace Secondary school in Fort St. John B.C. and go to work every day to a dream job. I am passionate about Physical and Health education. I would not be the teacher I am today without the Champions of Health prompting schools’ program! Thank you, Jo, and all those in Antigua for allowing me to be a part of the experience!

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