Hi, my name is Avery Wong and I’ll be entering my third year at UBC, studying Engineering Physics. My latest year of school proved to be just as difficult as my first, haven taken courses in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering in addition to a handful of math and physics courses. Although the academic courses have been enjoyable, the highlights of the past school year were my first co-op position where I was able to gain practical engineering experience, and a group project course where I helped build a fully autonomous robot.
Although I have not been as active in the shooting community this season, AFGC has still remained a home for me to practice my firearms skills in my spare time, with IPSC practice nights and Steel Challenge shoots. To add, the AFGC scholarship has provided me with the resources to continue pursuing my passion for sports shooting, allowing me to solely focus on the sport outside of school time. Without the scholarship, it would be incredibly difficult to keep up with the costs of competing and would take away from my time in school.
As I continue my degree, the AFGC scholarship will continue to allow me to focus on school while still competing in IPSC competition, which is why I am incredibly grateful for the support from AFGC.