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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 →

Not Quite the End of my Small Business

“From the end spring new beginnings.” – Pliny the Elder Although there is little prospect of returning to our regular lifestyles, the presence of bright sunshine and the chirping of various birds brought by Spring certainly leaves me feeling hopeful… Continue Reading →

A Reflection of my Ecological Footprint

Two weeks ago, I completed a form to calculate the extent the way I live affects Earth. Overall, I was astonished by the impact my actions have on the planet. My ecological footprint was 7.1 hectares, which equates to 710… Continue Reading →

Biology Infographic: Seahorse Reproduction

To conclude the biology unit, I researched the reproduction of seahorses to delve deeper into the lives of these fascinating organisms. After gathering information, I shared my knowledge by creating an infographic featuring visual components such as sourced images taken… Continue Reading →

Short Stories Mind Map: Soaring

In the first semester, I demonstrated my learning and understanding of literature by creating a mind map that shows my comprehension of the short story Soaring by Tim Waggoner. In this project, I analyzed key components of a story,  such… Continue Reading →

Eminent: Beatrix Potter

In order to bring light to influential figures who positively impacted our world, we were tasked with highlighting their accomplishments through a blog post, speech, learning center, and annotated bibliography. From October 11 to November 25, we conducted research from… Continue Reading →

PTI Presentation: Education for First Nations

After reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel that openly explores topics that are generally frowned upon, I completed a presentation with three of my peers to examine the steps school systems have taken to serve… Continue Reading →

Finding Learning Opportunities During Difficult Times

“With every episode of struggle, there is a learning opportunity.” – Richard M. Schulze   It’s undoubtedly a strange time the world is facing. People are isolating themselves in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, businesses are… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Challenges to Seek Improvement

“Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits. Each day we must strive for constant and neverending improvement.” – Tony Robbins   A challenge is defined as the situation of being faced with a task that needs great mental or physical… Continue Reading →

The Critical Position Held by the Mentee

“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.” – Shawn Hitchcock   It’s hard to believe how far I’ve come with the help of my mentor, Sharon. I believe that this progress… Continue Reading →

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