My Motto: It is not because I can that I do. At boarding school, respect is key. Learn to love your roommates and fellow students, you are in the same situation as everyone else.
Best Boarding School Memory: There are too many to choose from! My favorite is probably with my roommate Stef-she and I gained community service hours by working the clock during the Winter Season in the Ice Hockey Arena. Although it's usually freezing in the little penalty box where we sit, we entertained the spectators and the athletes by playing pump up music, ordering pizza to the penalty box itself and providing live and hilarious commentaries on the game!
If I Wasn't in Class I Was... Out on the field throwing a frisbee or at rowing practice on the Trent Canal! Truly the best places to be when you aren't in class.
My Room Looked Like... A colourful mismatched ensemble of everything good - a bright rainbow-coloured shag carpet, modern bed covers on both beds, a giant fridge filled with goodies, and all the best posters from fashion magazines taped up on the walls!
Proudest Moment: When I was selected to become a Peer Counsellor, I was truly happy. Being a Peer Counsellor is a big responsibility and honour, as it means that people feel comfortable enough to talk to you about their problems. I feel so honoured to have been chosen.
Biggest Challenge: Having to figure things out by myself for the first time. My parents were no longer around to help me, leaving me to solve my own problems. At first it seemed daunting but I quickly got the hang of it, just like everyone else.
My Next Adventure: Uganda Roots & Shoots Program in March! I was selected along with a few other students to have the privilege to travel to Uganda over March Break 2011 as a Community Service Trip.
Only at Boarding School Can You... See and be with your friends 24/7! Only at boarding school can you be your true and independent self, where everyone loves you for you.
Some Advice for my Fellow Boarders: I will most definitely miss my girl's boarding house. I don't think you can find anywhere else in the world where 50 teenage girls from different countries and different cultures live peacefully under one roof. It's amazing the friendships you make so quickly, and I am definitely going to miss the people that I have gone to school with for the past 3 years.