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 September 2000 Contest Entry
Role Models

MY ROLE MODEL: KELLY DREW

Kelly is the daughter of George and Pricscilla Drew. She is 23 years old and is a fancy shawl dancer. She makes her own regalia.

Kelly was an  honours student on graduation from grade 12. She skipped grade 8 in school. She also went to Memorial University and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree.  She traveled to Australia for a work term helping aboriginal people.

She has been head female dancer at many Pow Wows across our country. She is on our Pow Wow committee and helps raise money for our Pow Wow ever year. Kelly teaches all types of aboriginal dances to children on our reserve. She was the first one to do this.

 I admire Kelly because she is a teacher for fancy and traditional dance. She is a nice person. Kelly has influenced me by starting up fancy shawl dancing because of Kelly I am in traditional shawl dancer. Kelly Drew is a very special person to me. She is my role model.

Entry J-25
Laura Shannon John
Conne River, NFL
Grade 7

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