“I sponsor an award for K'àlemì Dene in N'Dilo, an aboriginal community outside of Yellowknife. It’s for the most outstanding student of the year award, except it’s not for not the top student in the class, or the student that gets the highest grades. I wanted this award to encourage students to do their best, and their best may not be that they are at the top of the class. I want kids to know that even though they may not be the best in their class, doing the best they can is still worth it in the end. I want them to enjoy school.
I was never an honor roll student or straight-a student, and I struggled through school … I had no idea that I was going to end up doing and being this one day … I think the dawning moment was that I finally realized that I wanted to do something for myself and not something that people expected of me or that I felt I should be doing. I am doing what I love to do.”
Sarah Erasmus, DGC '10 | 2015 Oustanding Young Alumna | Founder and co-owner, Erasmus Apparel
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