Kiera Machat is a Grade 10 student at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, NS. Her favourite subjects are History and Physically Active Living (PAL). In her free time, Kiera enjoys reading, cooking and horseback riding. Kiera is passionate about animal rights, environmental protection and gender equality. Kiera is the winner of the Grade 9 and 10 Category for NAOC's 2016 high school essay competition.