Grade Ten Hindsight

As the 2014-2015 school year draws to a close it’s always enjoyable to take stock of what has been accomplished over the year. It’s particularly special for our grade tens (they made it out alive!) to compare the people they are now, to the people they were at the beginning of the school year– the beginning of their time at CCH. It’s amazing to see how much people can grow and change over a mere ten months so we’ve asked our two grade ten bloggers to share with you the insights they’ve gained about themselves over the course of their first year at CCH.

Chloe: To say the least, my grade ten experience has been pretty interesting. I’ve discovered a lot of new things about myself. For one, I can’t catch a softball to save my life…literally. (For those of you that don’t know, I got quite the shiner during slo-pitch season.) However, I also learned that I love making videos, being a part of Student Council, and most importantly, I’ve learned to try new things. This year at CCH I have tried everything from musical theatre to cross-country and badminton. I had a chance to travel to New Brunswick and meet people from all over the world. I’ve learned what I’m passionate about, what I would like to accomplish, and who I hope to become. So yes, it’s definitely been a rollercoaster of a year, full of many new experiences and new friends, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kaitlyn: Being at CCH for my grade ten year has been a fantastic experience. I have been a part of two amazing programs and am hoping to join more next year. It was easy to settle into the quarter system and dual campuses; I thoroughly enjoyed both. I truly feel like CCH is one family that can come together to make good things happen.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring affected me in a lot of ways. I am a more compassionate and caring person because of it. It helped me to come out of my shell and make more friends. I also enjoyed the experience of being a blogger. Blogging at CCH has easily become my favourite thing to do. Being at CCH I have been able to mature and be the best person I can be. I have found out who I am through my school year. I can’t imagine being at any other school.

Maybe Chloe and Kaitlyn have inspired you to reflect on this past school year. We hope it has been as inspiring and meaningful to you as it was for them.

– The Cougars With Quills Team

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