Shelby was a resident of West Arichat / Louisdale who graduated from Richmond Academy in 2009. She was the daughter of James and Rhonda Gerrior and sister to Brady Gerrior. Shelby died in a tragic car accident on August 18, 2010. She was 18 years old and was enrolled in her second year of Science at St.F.X.U. She was an exceptional person who touched the lives of many people.
Shelby loved school, sports and music. She was exceptionally smart, athletic and talented in so many ways. She loved to sing, play guitar and listen to all types of music, especially country. She was beautiful, confident, opinionated and a true leader. She always made an effort to help those who were less fortunate and would stick up for anyone who could not stick up for themselves.
In creating the criteria for this bursary we found it difficult to narrow down the positive qualities that Shelby possessed. She was truly a well rounded, special person.
In high school Shelby participated in several sports. She played soccer, basketball, volleyball, cheer leading, golf, softball, hockey and she even experimented with wrestling. She also participated in sports outside of school like soccer, volleyball, swimming and Tae Kwon Do. Her most prized possession was her Female Athlete of the Year award.
Academically, Shelby was always at the top of her class. It was important to her that she did well. She received high distinction and distinction awards and graduated with a French immersion certificate. She was very engaged in the learning process. She worked hard and gave 100% to every challenge she was presented with.
Shelby was also a member of several school committees. She was head of the hockey committee, president of the Interac Club, a member of the prom, safe grad and social committees. In 2009 she received an Award of Merit for her outstanding contribution to extra curricular involvement. She was always ready to get involved and lend a hand. Even in University she made time to mentor a young girl through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Besides her involvement in school work, sports and committees, Shelby was able to work part-time, socialize with her family and friends, and enjoy life to the fullest.