Advice for Undergrads – 2012

Raini Bevilacqua

Take a moment and think of all the people who helped make your high school years what they were. Remember all the teachers who helped you get through your classes, all your friends who gave you new experiences and memories and your parents who stood by you the whole way. Realize that you will not see a lot of these people ever again and realize that they played a huge part in the person you are and the person you will become.

Brett Binnersley

Get involved in sports teams, clubs and volunteer when you get the chance. Having these connections will greatly benefit you later in life, not to mention help you with scholarships.

Ryan Blyt

If I had one piece of advice it would be to take part in everything grade 12 has to offer and definitely work hard because grade 12 is what matters the most.

Seung Hye Chung

Try your very best! Don’t be afraid of taking challenges so that you can discover who you are and what you want.

Christina Cleveland

This is the best opportunity for you to discover what you want to do, and what interest you. Take full advantage of all the amazing courses offered here at KSS and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. Take a class a little out of your comfort zone, because it is in these classes that you will learn the most.

Cassidy Conover

Work hard, explore your interests and have fun! It is so important to balance both school work and your life outside of KSS. Know when to study and when to take a break, all the while remembering who you really are as a person and not who everyone thinks you should be.

Justin De Rooy

High school is only the beginning of our lives. During our time there we learn to win, lose, and to strive for what we want. Regardless of who you are and how well you think you know yourself, you are still finding yourself; don’t limit your experience. Try to find a balance between hanging out with your friends, your extracurricular activities and school work. Beware of the many distractions that can draw you away from doing well. Many people in high school lose sight of their future, which results in high school being the peak of your life. Don’t let this be your fate. Look to the future optimistically, even if you don’t know where you are going. Continue on your path to greatness and achieve your full potential.

Hannah Dudek

Take your years at high school seriously, but don’t forget to maintain a balance between work and fun!

Kevin Frampton

Keep your options open, there are many people who have no idea what they want to do after high school and I am one of them. If you make sure to take a variety of courses it will help you decide what to do as well as make sure you can do it.

Tara Freeman

Make the most of your time at KSS by taking all the amazing opportunities that come your way. Use your education to find your interests and learn useful skills for your future. Meet new people, make new friends, and use these relationships to discover who you truly are.

Jacob Gair

Put up with all the garbage the system throws at you and carry on because there is no way around it; you just have to go through it. Enjoy yourself and do what you like. Don’t take crap from anyone.

Jenna Gibbs

Don’t try to follow your friend’s paths, but pursue your own and take the courses that interest you. Be involved! Take advantage of all the opportunities around you, from volunteering to joining a sports team! And most of all; enjoy yourself! You only go to high school once, and your final year flies by!

Ben Hamilton

Have some fun with high school; make new friends, do new things and see new places. Just remember that sometimes you have to get work done too.

Kirsten Hogg

Don’t be scared to go out of your comfort zone to try something different. Take advantage of every opportunity that gets thrown your way.

Kristopher Holland

High school is a learning experience. Make friends and make mistakes but always keep making progress. The transitional phase of high school is shorter than you think, so make it count.

Matt Jai

Always strive to be the best and you’ll fall above mediocrity. Strive to be just ok and you’ll always fall short of it.

Alec Katchur-Marsh

Don’t procrastinate and do everything to the best of your ability.

Neil Kershaw

Find the perfect balance of school and extracurricular activities. Make sure to make your last years of high school count, because before you know it they’ll be over and you’ll wish you had.

Esme Kurulak

Have fun and try hard in the classess you are taking. It will all pay off in the end.

Allison MacKay

Involve yourself in lots of extracurricular activities and volunteer work! These things are not only fun, but will really help you to flesh out resumes and gain experience in non-academic areas.

Jonas Menge

Enroll in sports you like and enjoy high school while it lasts!

Natasha Nagra

Don’t give up. If you’re working towards something you’ve wanted for quite some time, don’t give up because it’s probably worth the work. Also, don’t be afraid to try new sports, or classes. You may end up liking them!

Leah Nicholson

You’re always asked, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” But how are we supposed to make the most important decision at such a young age? The answer is simple. You don’t. Take a wide range of courses to discover your interests and where your true talent lies. High school is also one of life’s most memorable experiences. Make it an extraordinary memory to look back on.

Sarah Nicholson

Always try your hardest. Your younger years are the foundation to your senior years, so take classes seriously. Select a wide selection of courses, and try to get involved in everything. Try new things to experience and to discover.

Jake Olsen

Don’t stress! Make friends and have a great time in high school! It flies right by!

Mackenzie Parlow

The main thing to remember is it’s hard to succeed. It takes time, effort and resilience. If you don’t have the time to take care of business, don’t feel like putting in the effort to get something you want and are easily turned away from your goals by failure, life is just going to get more difficult.

Marissa Penney

Don’t be afraid to try new things. Sometimes the most unlikely think will peak your interest. That is what happened to me. You only live once so make life worth living. School is important but having fun is important too!

Tyler Reagon

High school can be a very overwhelming and confusing time. You don’t know what you want to do with your life or where you are heading. Work hard and get involved throughout high school and you will graduate with no limits to what you can do.

Samantha Rintoul

Find out what you actually enjoy studying and focus on that. If you like what you are doing, you are more likely to succeed at it.

Marina Saunders

Be yourself! The most important parts of high school are to try new things, work hard and take advantage of every minute.

Adam Simpson

Don’t be that guy that thinks he had to go to Harvard to succeed.

Conall Spencer

Try any course that interests you and try out for teams! You’d be surprised that reaching out for opportunities can broaden your horizons.

Kristine Stephenson

Go for it! Homework, unexpected opportunities, new friendships; they’re all experiences and by taking them you’ll find they leave you with little to regret.

Tiara Tryon

High school is the time in your life to discover your interests and skills along with building relationships. Broaden your horizons and explore new courses because you might find something you are passionate for.

Clayton Twa

Be a nice person and treat others how you want to be treated. You never know who you will need along the way. Help isn’t a gift, it’s a privilege.

Molly Walker

My advice for KSS undergraduates would be to take as many courses as you can and stay active in your school and community.

Sara Williams

Enjoy your years in high school. Take a variety of courses because you may find out you like ra Williamssomething you didn’t think you would like.