Gordon Bie ’23

School & Program
Northeastern University, Political Science & International Affairs, and Economics  

Meadowridge Student Since
Grade 6

Tell us about your time at Meadowridge and the connections you’ve made.

My journey has been fun, and for sure stressful, but I’m grateful for the experiences and the people around me. The only thing that kept me going each day were the connections and the company here. Not only have I learned a lot from my teachers, but I’ve also learned a lot from my peers.

From my teachers, I’ve learned that failing a test doesn’t mean anything. We are not defined by an assessment or a test, it’s about how we carry ourselves and staying true to what we believe.

From my friends, we learn from each other’s experiences, stories, and mistakes. We’ve shared studying techniques, or advice with each other on projects and assignments. Because we’re such a small, close-knit community, we all know each other and support one another.  

What do you want to be remembered for as a Meadowridge student? 

I want to be remembered for being a good person, and someone who brought good things to the community. A student who always tried his best, and a friend who was sociable and helpful. I was never dedicated to one sport or loyal to a specific club or extracurricular, but I was always involved in some way or form in many different things. Whether it was supporting debate tournaments, helping at robotics events, or volunteering for certain initiatives, I liked doing a little bit of everything around the school, helping my friends with their interests, and lending a hand wherever I could.  

What will you always remember?

I’ll always remember talking to my friends during our free time and lunch about anything and everything. We talked about the most random things and being that we’re such a close group, we can feel safe and comfortable talking about even the most obscure things.  

How did you make your decision on your program at Northeastern?   

I enjoy socializing, current events, politics, and math (which is the econ), so this program was fitting. I love travelling and Northeastern has 13 campuses globally, so that drew me to this university. At first, I wasn’t sure if this university was right for me, but I connected with an ’18 alumn who went there and he helped me understand the program and environment which made my decision easier.  

What are you looking forward to in the years ahead? Any goals? 

Making new connections, rebuilding a new community, starting university, and experiencing life after graduation. I’ll be spending the first few years of my studies in the UK which is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, then finishing my degree in Boston. As long as I’m meeting new people and growing my network, I’ll be happy. I plan on going to grad school and becoming a lawyer. 

Any parting words of wisdom for our Meadowridge Community? 

Hold no regrets, be grateful for everything you have, and keep going. 

Congratulations to our 2023 Graduates

The Class of 2023 is graduating from one of the most rigorous academic programs in the world. Throughout the past year, and throughout their journey with us at Meadowridge, they have exhibited grace, courage, intelligence, and kindness.

They are all going on to prestigious schools nationally and internationally, to join rigorous programs in a variety of disciplines, and, most importantly, to make a positive impact in our world. We are proud of what they have achieved, and despite knowing change is the only certainty, we are confident that these young people are prepared to not only meet the future, but also to create it.

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