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The Journey of a TALONS Student



Pieces of Wisdom from a Community Leader

Although I was unable to speak with someone from the organization I am currently volunteering for, I did have the pleasure of speaking with Mei, a children’s ministry pastor at my local church. She has spent a lot of time… Continue Reading →

Sharing my Embroidery Learning Progress through a Virtual In-Depth Night

Welcome to my virtual in-depth presentation! My name is Grace Zhang, and I am a grade 10 TALONS student. Over the past few months, I have been learning the art and technical skills of embroidery. I’m very excited to have… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on My In-Depth Experience Thus Far

According to de Bono in his book How to Have a Beautiful Mind, “Concepts are the parents of practical ideas” (107). They “capture the main ‘essence’ but may not cover all aspects” (118). When defining concepts, it is generally most… Continue Reading →

The Six Coloured Hats

“The metaphor of six coloured hats – white, red, black, yellow, green, and blue – is used to align the thinkers or members of the discussion so that they are all looking the same direction at any one time. […]… Continue Reading →

Pieces of Wisdom Inspired by a Career in Nursing

As someone who has always loved helping others, deeply enjoys the sciences, and wants to make a positive impact on my community, I have found myself drawn to the healthcare field. I had the pleasure of speaking to a nursing… Continue Reading →

The Art of Valuing the Words of Others

“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” – Dean Jackson   Over the past two weeks, I have continued to develop a better and deeper mentorship by emphasizing the importance of active… Continue Reading →

Learning to Hold Beautiful Conversations

“If you want to be interesting, be interested.” – David Ogilvy   In my in-depth journey this year, I have been emphasizing and focusing on my mentorship by learning to develop a beautiful mind. According to de Bono’s book, “being… Continue Reading →

The First of Many Stitches

There is a saying my mentor shared with me that one is not a true embroiderer until they have bled on their work and made it their own. There is something about these handsewn imperfections that make the result more… Continue Reading →

A New Beginning

“Success is not fame or money or the power to bewitch. It is to have created something valuable from your own individuality and skill: a garden, an embroidery, a painting, a cake, a life.” – Charlotte Gray   Even nearly… Continue Reading →

Virtual Night of the Notables: Chien-Shiung Wu

Welcome to my virtual Night of the Notables presentation! My name is Chien-Shiung Wu, and I am best known for my contributions to physics, namely my discoveries on the conservation of parity. Today, I hope to take you through some… Continue Reading →

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