Age: 17 (December 15, 2003)
School: Grade 11 Student at Father Mercredi High School for School Year 2020/2021
Future Goal: To pursue a bachelor and master degree in Biomedical Engineering
Written by Dawn Booth, YMM Parent
For 17-year-old Tryton Harper, captain and leader are regular titles he answers to in various aspects of his life. The two-time elected captain of the FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4625 and Northern Lights Council Youth Commissioner for Scouts Canada has helped mould him to be an adaptable educator and constant learner.
“Everything that I take part in and do is for other youth.” — Tryton Harper
In the world of robotics, Tryton is a titan, and his exceptional leadership skills in robotics awarded him with the Father Mercredi Excellence and won a gold medal in both the Provincial and National FIRST Robotics competitions.
“My favourite thing in 2021 has been competing in Skills Alberta’s Robotics Competition. Skills is an amazing experience every year, and while not everything was perfect this year, the added challenge of virtual competitions was handled well by the team at Skills Alberta,” he shared.
To his peers, Tryton is familiar with the execution of conflict management procedures and can interface with different personalities of various ages and backgrounds.
Within his experience at Scouts Canada, he’s learned life skills and utilized them to teach others through the F.A.I.L. (First Attempt in Learning) program, which helps youth through outdoor adventure and engineering challenges.
“Everything that I take part in and do is for other youth,” Tryton said. “While I love the experiences and skills that I have developed through participation, my passion is in contributing to the best youth programs possible to give others experiences that will change their lives for the better.”