Speller No. 26, Mollie J. Symons
Sponsor:

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Grade:

8th

Age:

19

School:

Home School, Kingston,

Profile:

A gifted violinist, Mollie participates in a chamber orchestra and a Suzuki ensemble and has received three gold medals from Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music. She also plays in an advanced string ensemble at the high school she will attend next year and has received numerous awards at local music festivals. Mollie loves running, horseback riding, archery and swimming, but all take a back seat to the theater – especially musicals, Shakespeare and opera. She admires Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani girl who became the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, for her incredible courage and perseverance in trying to change the world for the better.


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