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There was an ex­ten­sive ap­pli­ca­tion process for stu­dents hop­ing to be con­sid­ered for a spot in the pro­gram.

“You had to write three es­says, you had to get a ref­er­ence let­ter from a teacher and an aca­demic tran­script and sub­mit it in,” Abby said.

It was ap­prox­i­mately two months af­ter she ap­plied that Abby re­ceived word she had been ac­cepted. Abby will be spend­ing a month this sum­mer at Dal­housie Univer­sity in Hal­i­fax, Nova Sco­tia.

“I am so happy,” Abby said of her place­ment. “Ac­tu­ally, I plan to at­tend the univer­sity of Dal­housie be­cause I want to be a phys­io­ther­a­pist and I feel so ex­cited to get to go there and see the cam­pus.”

Abby said it was go­ing through phys­io­ther­apy treat­ments her­self that in­ter­ested her in pur­su­ing a ca­reer in this field.

While Abby will be check­ing out the univer­sity in Hal­i­fax, Mal­lory Spencer will be walk­ing the halls of Queens Univer­sity in Kingston, On­tario.

Mal­lory said shocked was the best word to de­scribe how she felt when she got her ac­cep­tance via e-mail.

“It is such a hard pro­gram to get into,” she said. “Only 900 of the smartest kids in Canada get se­lected for this pro­gram, so I was ec­static when I got my email say­ing I was se­lected.”

While Mal­lory ex­plained that she wasn’t 100 per cent sure what univer­sity she wanted to be placed in when she was first ac­cepted to the pro­gram, she is happy to be go­ing to Queen’s.

“I al­ways wanted to go to On­tario,” she said. “I’ve been there be­fore but I was never in Kingston, so I thought that it would be a re­ally good ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Mal­lory noted the univer­sity of­fers a good busi­ness pro­gram.

“It’s never (been) some­thing I re­ally looked into but (it’s) some­thing that I think might be in­ter­est­ing to learn about,

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