Silvija Grossman moved to Point Roberts in sixth grade and has been in Blaine schools ever since. She feels she received a good education in Blaine, including some valuable life-lessons. “I had a few good experiences with teachers and a few bad ones that still taught me things I needed to know,” she said.
A real people person, Silvija said she will miss family and friends when she heads for Washington State University in the fall. Point Roberts, she said, gave her great opportunities to have a wide variety of friends because of the small size of the community.
“You’re sort of forced to be friends with people so you get to know people you wouldn’t usually know.”
Silvija said she is considering pursuing a career in marketing and advertising, but first she hopes to enjoy her college years.
“I wanted to go somewhere with real school spirit – a traditional college experience” she said.
Lake Hughes loved Blaine schools, but did not love the bus ride. “If Blaine school was in Point Roberts it would be the best school,” he said. He especially liked the spirit of community students and staff had on the Point. Lake was at Point Roberts Primary from kindergarten through third grade and then spent the rest of his school years in Blaine schools.
During his last two years of high school Lake was active in the Associated Student Body (ASB) where he happily took over the role of crowd-pleaser.
“I got to get up in front of everyone and get everyone all hyped up,” he said. “I definitely like being the center of attention and ASB let me do that.”
In the fall Lake will attend Capilano University in North Vancouver and study motion picture arts. He started filming in high school creating films for GenBHS. “I like the fact I can create whatever I want and put it out there,” he said.
Shae Perritt is starting culinary training this summer at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, where she hopes to focus on baking. “My dad used to be a chef and he taught me things,” she said. “Baking really stuck with me.”
Shae and her family moved to the Point from Surrey when she was 7 years old and has been in Blaine schools since then. She especially enjoyed art class. “It really helped me develop my art skills,” she said. “I really love applying my art to baking. Every time I make cupcakes I draw designs on them.
Like many of his Point Roberts classmates, Parker started kindergarten at the local primary school but has been on the bus to Blaine since first grade.
Parker has been a prominent athlete, active in both baseball and football. He was starting quarterback for the Borderites this year until he was injured. In baseball he was a Borderite pitcher and third baseman.
In the fall Parker’s off to University of Washington, where he plans to major in business and minor in sports management.