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The Journey of a TALONS Student

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 →

Grit and Resilience in Relation to Personal Awareness

Purpose: To expand Personal Awareness by reflecting on Q1 and setting goals for Q2 Why are we talking about Core Competencies? To help get better at “life.” COVID-19 has made life difficult and stressful for most families. At school, our… Continue Reading →

Developing the Leaders Around Me

Being a grade 10 in the TALONS program has given me the responsibility to step in the shoes of the former seniors of the program and to take on the role of a mentor. As a result, learning to develop… Continue Reading →

The Unheard Secrets of Ants

Have you ever wondered how ants communicate with one another? Or how information passes on from one generation to the next in a colony?   I give some insight into the lives of ants, and how they might not be… Continue Reading →

Sharing my Small Business through a Virtual In-Depth Night

Welcome to my virtual in-depth presentation! My name is Grace Zhang, and I am a grade 9 TALONS student. Over the past few months, I have been pursuing the idea of creating a small business intended to gain and practice… Continue Reading →

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