Meadowridge Class of 2021

Congratulations to our Class of 2021! Watch the convocation livestream recording below for a glimpse of what our wonderful graduates have accomplished.

Meadowridge Class of 2021 group shot in graduation robes

2021 Convocation
Program of Events

Processional

O Canada
Played by Tracy (Yu Xin) Yang

Welcome Address
Scott Banack, Deputy Headmaster

Opening Remarks
Lance Leger, Chair of the Board

Presentation of Awards
Terry Donaldson, Director of Teaching and Learning 
Charles Schofield, Director of Student Life
Kristal Bereza, High School Principal 

Calling of the Graduates
Cathy White, Diploma Programme Coordinator
Natalie Jacus, Post-Secondary Counsellor 
Wenqing Chen, Post-Secondary Counsellor 
Brianna Just, Post-Secondary Counsellor 

Performance
Grade 12 Singer, Merdeka K. L. Miles

Legacy Gift Presentation
Pawel Pater & Annie Zhang

Valedictory Address
Noah Wong

Closing Remarks
Hugh Burke, Headmaster 

Recessional

Special Awards Supplement: The District/Authority Scholarships

The District/Authority Scholarships are awarded by the Ministry of Education as part of the Provincial Scholarship Program. This scholarship provides an opportunity for students to be recognized for developing an area of interest to the level of excellence, both within school and the wider community. Concentrations include languages, athletics, visual arts, service, music, leadership, information technology, and more. We are pleased to announce that seven recipients have been chosen from Meadowridge School this year.

This adjudication had not awarded this scholarship in time to be included in convocation.

Eric Xue: Computer Programming

Eric was recognized for his excellence in computer programming.  He has been developing his skills in programming since Grade 2 and has explored several applications with programming throughout his high school years, including robotics, app development, web development, artificial intelligence, and game development. Some of his key accomplishments include winning 2nd place in the RoboCup Junior Soccer Open League with his teammates, developing an app that can recognize the breed of a dog from a photo, and being a Runner-Up in Google Code-in.

Pawel Pater: Leadership

Pawel was selected for his excellence in leadership. Key contributions while attending Meadowridge included helping organize the SPCA dinner, participating in the Graduation Committee and Social Justice Club, and instructing as a fencing coach. Externally, he has been an active member of Army Cadets and has received the LGen JE Vance Leadership Award during a 6-week Expedition Instructor Cadet training course. He regularly participates in Polish community events and is proud to have received the Bronze, Silver and awaiting Gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Tracy Yang: Service

Tracy was selected for her commitment to service.  In school, she was a member of the Senior Council, a writer for the school magazine, and a regular volunteer for sports games since Grade 7. Outside of Meadowridge, Tracy worked with a partner to contact FreeGeek, an NGO that recycles and redistributes e-waste to the community and collected e-waste from the Meadowridge community. Additionally, experiences such as working with seniors with dementia and planning & performing in annual Benefit Concerts to support research charities taught Tracy to be observant of others’ needs and realize the importance of service.

Annie Zhang: Service

Annie was selected for her commitment to service.  Some of her key community service contributions have been serving on Student Council, where she led the planning of large events like formal dances, Spirit Days (pre-COVID), and fundraisers, co-founding the Social Justice Club to inform youth about and encourage students to talk about important social justice issues such as racism, and volunteering at the Ridge Meadows Hospital with the VolunTEEN program, where she assisted staff with recreational activities and companionship for long-term care and acute care patients.

Jia Yi Zhao: Visual Arts

Gladys was selected for her excellence in visual arts. She has a passion for learning about art in all its forms, but specifically illustration and character design. Her artwork is visually rich with harmonious colour schemes and subtle symbolism. She creates to a strict criterion she constructs for herself. With the aim to clearly present the lively images in her mind into actual works of art, she goes through the process of capturing the mood of her imagination and endowing it with recognizable elements of reality.  

Noah Wong: Leadership

Noah was selected for his excellence in leadership. A few of Noah’s key contributions in the field of leadership include serving as Co-President of Meadowridge’s Student Council for two years, volunteering as a fencing coach with the school fencing club and co-founding the Social Justice Club. In addition, outside of CAS, Noah helped organize two of the annual Child Haven International Dinners, which raised over $40,000 to help women and children in South Asia, co-founded and organized TEDxYouth@SeymourSt and staffed multiple Model United Nations conferences.

Riya Li: Leadership

Riya was selected for her excellence in leadership. A few of her key contributions while attending Meadowridge included serving on Student Council and co-founding the Social Justice Club as well as the Chinese Calligraphy Club. Outside of Meadowridge, she built a mental health awareness website that was a semi-finalist for the Global Social Leaders Competition and founded an online literary journal. Riya also hosted Creative Writing workshops and taught Mathematics in her free time.

Get to Know Some of Our Graduates

CANADA
Brock University
Capilano University 
Carleton University
Dalhousie University
Douglas College
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Huron University College 
King’s University College 
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
LaSalle College Vancouver
McGill University 
McMaster University
Mount Allison University
OCAD University 
Queen's University
Ryerson University 
Simon Fraser University
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University 
University of Alberta
The University of British Columbia
University of Calgary 
University of the Fraser Valley
University of King’s College
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Ottawa 
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Vancouver Island University 
Western University
Wilfred Laurier University
York University

UNITED STATES
Boston University 
California College of the Arts
De Pauw University
Emerson College
Johns Hopkins University 
Maryland Institute College of Art
The New School
Pratt Institute
Ringling College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
School of Visual Arts
St. John’s College
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles 
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara 
University of California, Santa Cruz

INTERNATIONAL
St. George’s University (Grenada)
University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom)
University of the Arts London (United Kingdom)
Yonsei University (South Korea)

Destination % of Grads
British Columbia 25%
East 59%
International 16%
Area of Study % of Grads
Science 37%
Arts & Social Science 35%
Applied Science 12%
Commerce 8%
Fine Arts 8%
See this year's Graduation Ad
First page of the PDF file: 2021-GradAd
Special Grad Assembly