Headshot of Beats Tura.

Beats Tura


Wesleyan University

During her six years at Havergal, Beats enjoyed challenging herself both academically and athletically. While maintaining good grades, she also found time to play on the field hockey, disc golf, ice hockey, softball and track and field teams and represented Havergal Athletics as one of the Sports Prefects in her graduating year. Overall, Beats was a great role model for sportsmanship. Outside of athletics, she has a passion for music and enjoyed playing the tuba in the Symphonic Band. “When the band is playing a live performance and everyone is in sync and everything is going right, I get this feeling of euphoria that’s unique,” she says.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Beats and friends started a mobile bike business, offering tune ups to local bike riders. She also worked at the The Model Workshop at the University of Toronto, a woodworking workshop where she learned to use power tools and was trained on sanding and joinery while making things such as desks, tables and boxes. As a musician, an athlete and a tinkerer, Beats is applying all of her skills at Wesleyan University’s liberal arts program, where she’s considering a major in computer science. Her advice to new students? “Join clubs. Do sports. Be nice to everyone. Those are the best experiences at Havergal.”