Hello! My name is Gayoung Park. I am currently in grade 8. I love playing musical instruments, reading, and playing sports. I’m from South Korea but I was born in Boston, United States which makes me have dual citizenship (until I’m 18. Officially, South Korea does not allow dual citizenship for adults). I moved to Canada on August 13th, 2018. I moved to where I live now on January 31st, 2019. I have one older sister and two wonderful parents.
A challenge I faced this year would be just being a teenager in COVID world. I think most people can probably imagine how awkward it is to be a teenager in a normal world but it’s worse when there’s the whole COVID thing. Though, I kind of liked the feeling of being alone and was able to do more personal projects.
I am a little nervous about starting high school next year but I think I’ll adjust better than I imagine since I’ve already done similar but harder change before. I am excited to be able to learn more and have different experiences. I hope I’ll be able to play flute better, be more open, and stay positive.
Reading The Little Prince in class was great. I’ve learned many things from that book and it reminded me that I should be welcoming of new perspectives and ideas. I really liked learning new stuff in science and social studies classes. The ancient societies were very interesting and I hope I would learn more of these topics in high school! Mr. Ewert is a wonderful teacher and I am so thankful that I was able to be in this class.