Issue 43
Dec 2017

Star Students

Jason Zheng (Grade 10, Luwan Senior High School BC Offshore Program)

Written by Steven Zhu (Grade 10)

Jason is a star student. He’s an easy-going boy with a clever brain. It’s always easy for him to do hard questions, so he does well in every course. His dream is to design houses so he might study architecture in university. He thinks it’s very important for him so he will work hard in order to realize his dream in the future. He is eager to earn a high salary so that he can do some things that he really would like to do such as have a holiday with his family.

“Good Life” from “Fast & Furious 8” is his favourite song. The reason why he loves it is that it gives him power and encouragement to work on difficult subjects. When he listens to the song, it always makes him positive, so he likes it a lot. His favourite star is Stephen Curry. When he first saw Curry in an NBA game, he was shocked. It was hard for Jason to imagine that this man with a childlike face and weak body plays in the NBA and even earns the most points on his team. Curry shows that nothing is impossible if you work hard. Right now Jason practices basketball every day after class. He believes that his basketball skill will get better and better and after one year‘s training our class will be able to beat any other class in the school.

He chose the BC program because he thinks Chinese education is not good enough and it puts too much stress on students’ shoulders. He wants to do some exploration and know more about architecture in high school instead of only studying for his high school courses. He had the chance to study in Nanmo, but he chose Luwan eventually. He thinks the courses and activities in Luwan are more suitable for him, and Luwan high school is also closer to his home. What’s more, he wants to go to Canada to further his studies because he loves the culture and food in Canada. He knows that most Canadians respect other countries’ cultures and are happy to make immigrants a part of the country.

He has played the guitar from a very young age. He likes the sound of the guitar and it makes him feel relaxed. I used to hear him play Recuerdos de la Alhambra. It’s a hard tune to play. However, he plays it perfectly. Every time he plays a guitar solo, there is always a smile on his face. He loves guitar. It’s almost an indispensable part of his life. Even if he has a lot of work to do every day, he never stops practicing. He doesn’t like to stop halfway, he gets the job done. It is a principle of his.

After you read the interview, maybe you are interested in Jason. What you need to do is just go to the BC 10 classroom and find him. He’s an easy-going and kind boy. He will be willing to make friends with you.

Wendy Lin (Grade 11, Canadian Secondary Wenzhou No. 22 School BC Offshore Program)

Wendy, through a combination of speaking in English and being an excellent CSW citizen, has earned the student of the month for December. She is an excellent student and combines both the work ethic and the helpful attitude that we prize at CSW. I asked her a couple of questions about why she has worked so hard to get where she is.

Q: So Wendy, I know you help the grade ten students in the Success room every Tuesday and Thursday, do you enjoy it?
A: Yes, I enjoy it because it also helps me remember the things that I forgot. It is like a review. I also feel proud when I can see that they are learning. Today Ms. Chen said their progress is improving. It made me feel really happy. I think it is a good experience to have for the future when I go to university.

Q: Why do you try so hard to be a good citizen?
A: I get a feeling of happiness when I get a citizenship card. I also feel sad when my team is not the highest. So I try to help my classmates get cards as well. I think that it is also a great experience in communicating with teachers and other students. So I feel good about seeing the card due to my effort and hard work.