Amazing Kid Lyra Hindrichs

Amazing Kid: Lyra Hindrichs

Involvement, volunteerism and academics wins praise and cash

Another one of Sooke’s kids has been deemed “Amazing,” as per CTV and Save-on Foods weekly Amazing Kids awards.

The Sooke News Mirror featured Lyra Hindrichs in August of this year, when she received her Transport Canada Glider Pilot Licence. She also received the Harry Astoria Memorial award as the top overall cadet, and a CFI award (signed by Queen Elizabeth) for the top flight test.

According to communications with CTV, Lyra was selected for three very significant reasons. FIrst, she’s been been in Air Cadets since the age of 12, and received her glider’s pilot license at 16 years of age. Second, she’s involved with a multitude of programs including Brothers/Big Sisters, the Pace program, Leadership, Youth for Change, School Ambassadors, and the school tech team. And third, she’s contributed countless hours of volunteer work. Academically, Lyra is also an achiever. Besides being a member of the Leadership group at Edward Milne community school, she received academic recognition at the EMCS awards ceremony for Chemistry 11 (certificate), Biology 11 (certificate), Senior Math Award (certificate) and Technical Theatre Award (keeper). She also received certificates earlier in the school year for being on both the Effort Roll and Honour Roll.

As stated in the Amazing Kids clip, Lyra plans to use her $1,000 for further education, and for more flying.

“Amazing Kids” are exceptional individuals under the age of 18 whom have demonstrated excellence in a number of areas:  athletics, academics, the arts, and have proven to be leaders in their communities.CTV receives nominations on an on-going basis and a panel meets weekly to review all nominations and select candidates that best fit “Amazing Kid” criteria.

To view the clip on Lyra, visit http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1051626