I was born on the 17th of December 1993 in Lachine, Montreal. I have lived in the same house in Lachine since I was born. I went to Catherine-Soumillard elementary school from kindergarten to 5th grade. I was offered the chance to participate in an English immersion since I was very bad in English and had good grades in other subjects. I was scared to do so, but I accepted and went to Victor-Thérien elementary school for my 6th grade in a special English immersion class. There, I learned with an awesome English teacher, Mrs. Rosemary, who taught me how to be independent and creative. I then went to Collège Saint-Louis high school for all my secondary years. I enrolled in the nature sciences IB program at CÉGEP André-Laurendeau for my two CÉGEP years. It was tough and taught me how to follow a strict studying schedule. I arrived at school at 8am almost every day and left at 9pm every night to study and complete schoolwork in the building. I also joined the André-Laurendeau cross-country team and completed my first marathon as part of the CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) component of the IB program. After, I applied to McGill University and got accepted in the Physical and Health Education program, which I am currently completing. I also joined McGill’s varsity Cross-Country/Track & Field team.

I am a singer and guitar player and I am not shy to show my lack of talent in both of these areas. I am also an avid runner. I run every day, either on Mount-Royal mountain’s trails, on McGill’s indoor or outdoor track, on the shore of the Saint-Lawrence river in Lachine or to commute to work. I have been working as a camp counsellor since the summer of 2012 for Loisirs 3000 Inc. at CÉGEP André-Laurendeau.

Si je m’arrête un instant, pour te parler du BI Je t’expliquerai comment, c’est difficile d’avoir une vie Quand t’as des Maths, d’la Chimie, d’la Physique et d’la Bio D’la Théorie d’la connaissance agrémentée de Philo Sans oublier la Littérature et l’Anglais avancé Le Mémoire et le CAS, comme si c’était pas assez Mais au bout du chemin dis-moi c’qui va rester De ces efforts et de ce travail acharné Après avoir étudié pendant tout ce temps C’est alors que nous obtiendrons finalement… notre diplôme du BI

Courtesy of André Roy. Me interpreting a song I composed for my classmates at the IB diploma night.

Of course, my specialty is Physical and Health Education, so I would probably make an excellent Physical and Health Education or science teacher, since these are the two subjects we are trained to teach. Nevertheless, the main reason I chose this program is because of the greater domain it is part of: education. I am here to teach, no matter what the subject will be. What attracts me in teaching is the responsibility not only of transmitting knowledge to students, but also to make them feel happy and confident with their lives by establishing a positive learning environment in the classroom or gymnasium and by interacting with them as individuals, not as inferior beings that allow me to get my paycheck.

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