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Tseshaht First Nation member Memphis Dick is off to Bellingham in the state of Washington to continue her athletic and academic careers.
Port Alberni, BC
Memphis Dick’s fall plans changed in a hurry. And now the 19-year-old Tseshaht First Nation member will soon be continuing both her academic and athletic careers south of the border.
In August Dick signed a letter of intent to attend Northwest Indian College, located in Bellingham, a city in the state of Washington.
Though she is not quite sure which program she’ll enroll in yet, Dick was offered a partial athletic scholarship to the school where she will play for the women’s basketball team.
Dick had graduated from Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) in June of 2020. She was offered a deal to play college ball in Kelowna upon graduation but turned that down as she was not keen to leave her Port Alberni home.
Dick has been recently working as a beach keeper for her First Nation’s Broken Group Islands.
But she was planning to move to Nanaimo soon with the hope of applying and studying at Vancouver Island University, starting possibly as early as this coming January.
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