Advice to Undergrads – 1998

Adam Barnard
     “Live your lives for yourselves.  Do what you like to do, but remember that you will have to live in the future you create.”
Scott Beatty
     Make sure you try hard in grade 11 and 12.  Don’t slack!  Also… make fun of teachers as much as possible because you won’t see them for a while once you grad.
Melissa Brown
     Do your best no matter what you are doing.  It’s all anyone can ask.
Meghann Doyle
     Stick with it and keep your doors open… you may need something later that you think is a waste of time and energy now.
Jenny Emerson
     Do what your heart so desires.  Study what you love to learn, but whatever you do, do not be tempted to just limit yourself to the western ways of conventionalized thinking.
Matt Finlay
     Although the benefits of working hard in school are not always apparent, when it’s all over the feeling of accomplishment is rewarding.
Miki Klaver
     Firstly, look after yourself.  Stay healthy, educated and involved.  Do not make your decisions based on someone else’s opinion.  Secondly, and just as important, look after those around you.  A little kindness and understanding goes a long way.
Rebecca Kullman
     Take Literature!  Help out at Dry Grad Fundraisers.
Curtis Lam
     If one wants to be successful in school, sit at the front of the classroom and ask as many questions as you can think of.
Morgan Mackie
     Work hard and play hard!  Make time to do things that you love to do.  Hint: an adrenaline rush is the best stress relief there is!
Glenn McArthur
     Have fun but study hard.  If you keep your eyes on the prize, it can be yours.  The sky’s the limit!
Erin Magee
     Wear suntan lotion and freckles are money.
Kevin Schulz
     If your friends say it’s not cool, it probably is, so just do what you want and don’t worry about what others think.  One day you’ll be gone and you’ll regret not partying every weekend!
Ashley Smith
     Strive to reach your dreams.
Megan Stephenson
     It is important to be involved in as many aspects of school as possible.  Take a wide range of courses and keep your options open, and don’t worry if you still don’t know your career path by the end of grade 12!
John Vroegop
     Stay focused and don’t get behind because it’s hard to catch up.  And if you’re having personal problems talk about it or get help so that it doesn’t interfere with your school work.
Meg Watts
     Hard work and a good attitude can be rewarding and beneficial to face life’s many challenges.  To try new and difficult things is just as important as excelling in one’s best element.   Most of all, be happy!
Angie Woof
     Watch out for flying cement frogs and keep grad weekend going as long as you can.