Oxford Youth Expression is a website created for youth by youth! OYE is an interactive website designed for all youth. It is a safe online hub where everyone is welcome. OYE is here to support, help and assist with daily issues that youth are faced with. We have articles and blogs for everyone, with topics ranging from addiction to relationships to recreation. Explore, Engage, Express!
After four attempts to find her perfect city, Samantha now happily hails from the mean streets of Woodstock, Ontario. Not being the ‘sportistic’ type, Samantha cultivated a taste for the written word at a very young age. Growing up, she volunteered throughout Oxford County, striving to build a stronger community. Jumping at the first opportunity to escape country life, Samantha now pursues her love for writing at Carleton University, where she is taking Journalism. In the summer, Samantha can be found venturing the streets of Oxford County, blogging with one hand and eating A&W onion rings with the other.
Born and raised in Woodstock, Maggie is happy to call Oxford County home while back for summer vacation. For the other eight months of the year Maggie attends the University of Waterloo for Social Development Studies. Maggie hopes to return home to Woodstock upon graduation to become a social worker in the County. When Maggie is not busy “socially developing” she can surely be found salivating over the Food Network with her Sheltie, Mason.
When not reading a book or surfing the web, this Tillsonburger can be found in her basement watching TV show after TV show on her PVR. She now calls Waterloo her second home. Currently completing a degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Waterloo, Lauren plans to become an optometrist. In the near future, Lauren plans to travel the world. If her dream to travel on a Scandinavian Cruise doesn’t work out, she’ll settle with a visit to Disneyland in California, US.
Alex Baker was born into a family of true travellers. He has lived in a number of places such as Vancouver, BC and Victoria, TX. Woodstock is by far, the least exciting. Nevertheless, he has settled into the town. Alex has spent many years volunteering at the Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener, ON. As a dancer he enjoys hip hop, ballroom and runway, as well as ethnic styles. Alex likes jogging and cooking traditional Slavic foods, although he has a tendency to change interests regularly. In the future he plans to attend university and later law school.
Born and raised in Woodstock, ON, Tyler has had the chance to experience and witness youth life in Oxford County. Understanding the hardships encountered in day to day life, he wants to help out in any way possible. This is why he applied for the opportunity to design a website by youth for youth. Tyler enjoys living a healthy lifestyle through sports and healthy eating habits. Tyler plays sports such as hockey, golf, soccer and football. He enjoys the team atmosphere and the opportunity to make friends. Just finishing up his victory lap at St. Mary’s high school, Tyler will be heading off to Wilfred Laurier in Brantford this fall. There he will be taking Youth and Children Studies, in hopes of eventually becoming a teacher.
Gregory Borris is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and École Secondaire Ste-Marie. He has been a very active member in the Woodstock Performance Arts community. He hopes to use his passion for the arts to connect with people. He will be attending Sheridan Institute in the fall for Music Theatre Performance. Greg is thrilled to be producing his rock-ballet, No Silence Hear! in Paris, Ontario this summer as part of the Cobblestone Festival.