We can’t imagine how disconcerting it must feel to step into a significant new era in one’s life while having to navigate a global pandemic. We share your disappointment that this invisible virus has prevented you from celebrating in the traditional style, with parties and ceremonies. So let us celebrate you here in the Cedar Post! Congratulations to the brilliant, hard-working, inspiring Class of this unforgettable year, 2020. Thinking of you, we feel hopeful for the future.

Annie McDougall

My plans for September are a little unsure at the moment. In January I got accepted into Queen’s University for an arts degree, with a major in politics, philosophy, and economics. I know that at some point, whether it’s this September or next, I’ll make my way to Kingston, but for now the future is unknown.

When asked to think about my life five years from now, in all honesty I have no clue. I plan on having my degree and starting a career. I do love school though, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I continue studying, potentially law school or doing my masters.

What will I miss about high school? Definitely the people. I loved my high school. My teachers and friends made it a very special place, and I’ll miss them a lot. I will NOT miss waking up at 6:30 a.m. every morning!

If a magic genie could grant me one wish, it’s pretty cliché, but to be honest, I would wish for world peace.

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Alex Wasik

What are your plans for September?
Attending Laurier University for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program.

What do you imagine your life will be like five years from now?
I will be completing my final year at Laurier, applying to grad school (maybe).

Describe one thing you will miss about highschool?
Having sleep-in day every Friday and not starting until 10:00 a.m.

Describe one thing you will NOT miss about highschool?
Grade 12 data management.

If a magic genie could grant you one wish, what would that wish be?
Free university tuition.

 

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Annika Lonsway

In September I will be returning to Western to complete a one-year, course based Masters in Integrative Bioscience in Kinesiology. I plan to use this time to do some more learning, get some more experience in my field and see what opportunities have not yet been explored.

I imagine in five years from now I’ll probably (hopefully) be fresh out of school for good and starting a new chapter in my life. I’m excited to do the transition from student to professional and I see myself in a specialized field where I can help improve the quality of life of others.

One thing I’ll miss about my undergrad degree will be walking around campus and seeing familiar faces every couple of minutes. I loved being a big presence in the KIN community and becoming a friend to all sorts of people while being a leader to newer students.

I will not miss the weekly maximal fitness assessments that had to be completed for participation marks (even though I’m probably not quite done with these yet).

If I had only one wish it would be to slow time to half speed. Everyone says it’s over before you know it and they were right!

 

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Sobey Skelton

In September, I’ll be returning to Dalhousie University to begin my first year in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.

In five years, I hope to have graduated from Dalhousie’s Medical School and have begun my residency in Family Medicine, Paediatrics, or Oncology (luckily, I still have lots of time to decide!).

One thing I’ll miss about my undergraduate experience: all of the friends I made that will be leaving Halifax to move onto their next chapters.

One thing I won’t miss about my undergraduate experience is first-year meal hall!

If a magic genie could grant me one wish, I would wish to be in Ontario so I can visit my family — I miss you all!!

Sobey Skelton

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Dirk Grebenc

What are your plans for September?
I’m starting my Master’s degree in Biochemistry at McMaster University.

What do you imagine your life will be like five years from now?
I’ll hopefully be finishing up a PhD…maybe I’ll have a nice studio apartment in the Hammer.

Describe one thing you will miss about your undergrad years.
I’ll miss living with my friends and attending house parties.

Describe one thing you will NOT miss about your undergrad years.
I don’t miss pulling all-nighters in the library every April and December.

If a magic genie could grant you one wish, what would that wish be?
I’d either wish for world peace or a mint condition, Moog System 55 Modular Synthesizer.

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Graydon Coultice

What are your plans for September?
I plan to attend North Toronto High School and do well.

What do you imagine your life will be like five years from now?
I’ll be going into second year of university already—maybe U of T or Queen’s, preparing for a career in law or veterinary science.

Describe one thing you will miss about elementary school?
The thing I will miss will be having to do less work, less stress and more fun.

Describe one thing you will NOT miss about elementary school?
The thing I will not miss is the lack of freedom.

What’s your magic genie wish?
My wish would be to have infinite wishes so that I could solve all the world’s problems.

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Dani Zwolak

What are your plans for September?
Go to high-school, that’s it.

What do you imagine your life will be like five years from now?
At University…just kidding I will probably be at Community College.

Describe one thing you will miss about your elementary school.
That I didn’t have to take exams.

Describe one thing you will NOT miss about your elementary.
Short lunch break.

If a magic genie could grant you one wish, what would that wish be?
The ability to read people’s minds.

 

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