“At the beginning of the year, I wasn’t very excited but now I’m ready to go,” says Nick. “I feel I’ve reached the point where I’m ready to move on.”
Nick leaves a legacy of good work at Southwold. He was a lunch buddy for Grade 1 students, a leader on the volleyball team, an M.C. at Cougar pride assemblies and he was involved in last year’s school musical production.
Nick says he loves to learn – and play volleyball – and he is looking forward to the new opportunities that high school presents.
“I’m looking forward to the drama program because I like acting in theatre. I’m also looking forward to art because it is one of my favourite things,” he says.
While he is optimistic about moving on to high school, he says he will miss some things about Southwold. “I’ve liked being with my friends for 10 years and I’ll miss some of them that are going to different high schools. I’ll also miss being at Southwold,” Nick says.
One of the eye-catching features of Southwold is the tile mosaic in the foyer. “It’s kind of abstract art piece, with triangles and circles. I’ve never been able to decipher what it is. But I like that it’s abstract because people can envision what they want it to be,” he says.
Principal Sue Bandeen says teachers and students at Southwold will miss Nick, who she describes as “an all around good guy” with a bright future.
“You’re going to see him in big places. That’s for sure,” she says, adding that Nick has been an excellent leader and role model for younger students. He exemplifies the high standard we hold for our students at Southwold,” Principal Bandeen says.
Nick has received some tips about moving on to high school from his older siblings and from Grade 9 students he knows: “Just have fun. There’s going to be so much stuff to do you really won’t have time to be scared. You’ll meet new people and make friends that you’ll have for a lifetime.”
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Congratulations and best wishes to all grads!
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