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SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

REFLECTION

I entered SJR in Grade 7. I had become frustrated with the thirty people in my grade at Gray Academy around whom I had been since I was born (literally). It was fresh start. Middle school was a little rough, as it is for most people, but I got through it. Senior school is much better. While I have had my failures (I got a score of 10 out of a possible 150 on a math contest once), I’ve also had my achievements. I received a subject award for English in Grade 8 and 9 and for Drama in Grade 11, as well as the Hugh T. McCracken Creative Writing Scholarship in Grade 11.

I’m really glad to have had my time at SJR, especially in terms of educational benefits. I have a lot of out of school friends who have barely written a proper essay before, let alone anything like the major paper. I also probably would never have learned any math if I hadn’t switched, since Ms. Stewart had to pretty much reteach all of the basics to me when I arrived.

Next year, I’m entering into the Arts faculty at UBC with an intention to major in English Literature. After that, I want to go on to get my masters in the same, and maybe even a Ph.D. I don’t know exactly what I want to go into. In a perfect world, I could be an author and write all day for a living. I would also love to teach others to love books as much as I do, so maybe I’ll become an English teacher or even a professor. I could also see myself as a book reviewer for a magazine, an editor for a publishing company...the possibilities are endless. As long as I get to be around books, I’ll be happy.