Being a student isn’t easy; you have grades to keep up, test to study for, homework to get finished and be accepted by your peers. As you get older and the pressure deepens, it’s enough to drive anyone crazy. Yet, it’s amazing to see how students handle everything so well always smiling, trying their hardest and being the best they can be. At first I wasn’t sure what to write for this. How could I possibly describe my school and what it has taught me? But I think I’ve finally found just the right way to put our school.
Meridian Heights isn’t special in the least. It’s a big building with classrooms, a library, office, labs, all the makings of any ordinary school. It’s the people inside this school who make it what it is; a spectacular, fun-filled building with amazing people. Meridian has become a big part of my life and is very dear to me. I can’t imagine leaving all the people I’ve met and the memories I’ve made even though it’s only a month away. I’ve learned so much more than just the education schools could give before kicking us into high school, I’ve learned about the kindness people have, how to always stay positive even in the strangest of situations and how to be a better person in general. School has taught me how to be a better student from study and work habits, to being a team player and how to prioritize things. I can say without a doubt in my heart that this amazing school has made me into a person that I’m proud to be and I know I’ll only grow, carrying the lessons I’ve learned from everyone here. No matter where life takes me from here I’ll always cherish the memories.
Taylor is a Grade 9 student at Ecole Meridian Heights School. She lives in Stony Plain with her family and is excitedly looking forward to representing the town in a Japanese exchange. After Grade 9, Taylor will take her talents to Memorial Composite High School.