Proud assignment #2 – YPI

During semester 1 of grade 10, I took Career Life Education 10. This course introduced me to a lot of new mindsets, ideas and viewpoints on numerous topics surrounding future plans as a student and other parts of life. One of these projects was a YPI presentation. This required students to form pairs or groups and find a local charity. From there you would research the charity and its topic, and present an informative powerpoint to the rest of the class about the charity.

In a group of two, my partner and I chose the charity Covenant House BC. Covenant House is a charity that helps the homeless in the metro van area. There is more information and specifics about them in the powerpoint linked below.

We were given approximately 2 weeks of class time to research, form a presentation and practice before presenting to our class mates. My partner did an extensive amount of research about not only the charity, but the domain they work in. Doing this project I found myself learning just as much as I was presenting and found it very interesting. We had a very sufficient amount of research which helped educate the class, along with a good amount of practice and a well divided script. These factors all came together and we ended up having a very good presentation. Although we did not ‘win’ for our class, I was very proud of our work and how much we learned.


Powerpoint link: https: //

Break the fake – Connor McDavid contract

  1. This is a website I found while looking for Connor McDavid’s contract. Here’s what I did to make sure it was true.                                                                                                                           It is difficult to see, but it states McDavid’s new contract as 8-year, $12.5 million average.


2. Next I checked the source by finding it’s wikipedia page                                                                                                                              It did not have information about the specific website, which was slightly concerning but included some of their articles.


3. I then checked to see if there were any articles of it being fake.

Snopes came up with no evidence or articles about it, which leads me to believe it’s not a popular search. That’s probably a good sign on a       fact check site, meaning that people don’t doubt that information.


4. Having limited sources, I searched up “Connor McDavid fake contract”, and nothing came up. I wanted to verify by checking other reliable sources and the websites were all verified by google, stating the exact same facts as the original. This included the NHL website.


5. To conclude, I found an article from a trusted news source, CBC, which wrapped up my doubts about this news.

French 10 – Pecha Kucha

During my first semester of grade 10 at Charles Best, I took French 10 as a mandatory course. I had ups and downs in this class, but am overall proud of how I finished. Something that I was proud of towards the end of the semester was my ‘Pecha Kucha’ final project. A Pecha Kucha is an in-person presentation using powerpoint. There were 20 slides that automatically switched to the next after 20 seconds. Each slide was allowed to contain no more than 2 words to use as hints. There was no script involved and you have to remember what you’re going to say for each slide using the 2 words and pictures.

At first, this project seemed impossible with all the technicalities of timing and memorization. As I put it together, it became evident that all it would take is lots of practice and structure. So I did exactly that. I started by inserting photos that would help remind me of what I wanted to say for each slide. For example, I used a picture of an electric car to talk about how cars have evolved. Then, if necessary, I would include one or two key words to remind myself.

We were given lots of freedom with this project and what we were allowed to choose as topic. Our topic had to be a question that doesn’t have an answer, and is all opinion and perspective based. From there, we were given the responsibility of explaining both sides of our question and what we think is the better answer, and why. My essential question translates to; “Is it more important, in today’s world, to be strong or adaptable?”. This was a question that I didn’t even have a definitive answer for and had to dive deeper into it to persuade myself. In conclusion I ended up deciding it is better to be adaptable with all the changes and challenges we face on a daily bases.

I really enjoyed this project because of the freedom we were given and a need for creativity. I’m not usually happy when having to do class presentations (especially without any script), but this was something I can confidently say I was excited about. As a result of that, I was able to put my best foot forward and ended up doing really well!

Link to PowerPoint:

Socials Final

During quarter 2 I was very proud of the work I did. I finished by doing a social studies (science humaine 9), final essay to end our unit about the English revolution. Learning about the many generations of kings including the Stuarts was very interesting which made it easier to write about. This was assigned at home which helped me develop my ideas and give me the best chance for success. Using all my understanding from the unit, I wrote a 1200 word, 4 paragraph essay. I felt very good about my details and wording and ended up doing really well!



Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is a 24-year-old Canadian hockey player from Newmarket, Ontario. Now playing in his sixth NHL season with the Edmonton Oilers. Connor inspires me with his past stories and road to glory. He is best known for his hockey ability and shows perseverance, humbleness and work ethic on and off the ice. Connor has always had a drive to be the best player around, starting from his first steps on ice. When Brian McDavid (Connor’s dad) first took him on the ice, three-year-old Connor pushed away his dad’s helping hand and starting to take big strides. Throughout Connor’s entire career he has been miles ahead of the competition of his own age group always having played with older kids. Connor is now arguably the best hockey player in the world, but it didn’t come from nothing. Connor and his older brother Cameron would spend hours a day shooting pucks and balls in their garage. Their father Brian had to eventually put up a thick reinforced-plywood barrier in front of the battered drywall, and the three-inch gap between the two. Connor would take shots at it every day to try and get through the thick barrier. His dad once said, “If you get through that wall, you will get an NHL tryout”. Sure enough, Connor did both. As a 15 and 16-year-old Connor was compared to NHL stars like Crosby, Orr, Gretzky and others. In the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OHL), players must be 16 to start playing in the league. As a 15-year-old, Connor was granted Exceptional Status and was able to join the league a year early. He would turn out to be one of the best players but starving no attention from fans. One question I have is ever since he was a kid, what pushed him to always be better?

These acts are just a small sample of why Connor McDavid inspires me to be the best person and player that I can.  


Math 9 – scale

During my math 9 quarter 1, we had a floorplan project that I Had to put to scale.

I don’t have a photo available but I was proud of my work. It was well organized and all of my scale measurements were correct and well fitted. I took the time to make sure all of the lines connected properly and figured out my own layout.

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