Jasper and Jerome Yang ’23

School & Program
Carleton College, Jasper: Chemistry, Jerome: Biology, (Recruited for Tennis)     

Meadowridge Student Since
Grade 2

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

Meadowridge has been a special journey in our lives. It’s rewarding to see our 11 years here are a culmination of our hard work balancing our academics while being athletes. We’ve been on the road a lot for tennis and managing our time with IB and DP has given us the skills to organize our time efficiently.

Our teachers have been helpful throughout the process, supporting us with studies and even helping guide us in our post-secondary selection. Without our counsellors, we wouldn’t have known about Carleton College, so we’re grateful for their support. Because classes are smaller here, we’ve had the time to build strong relationships with them and they nurture the best characteristics in us. From our time here, we’ve been equipped with the skills and experiences to think critically and balance time which is valuable as student-athletes with tight schedules.  

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

Probably for being funny. We love to joke around. Humour helps us in challenging times, and we love being able to laugh with our friends.  

What will you always remember? Is it true you both always switched identities with each other and pranked teachers and classmates?

Fun moments with our friends and teachers. Some of the memories we’ll never forget are hiding from Mr. Clarke under the stairs because we didn’t want to go outside to play when it was raining, or when we were on a WWOW trip, and we were tasked with turning over a flipped canoe by working as a team – we’ll never forget this because we were cold and got wet!    

We sometimes pretended to be each other; we would switch our DP hoodies with our names on them. 

What are you looking forward to in the years ahead? 

Jasper: College tennis and learning more about the things I’m interested in. I’ve mainly played individual tennis or doubles, but it’ll be a new experience being a part of a school team and playing for a team.  

Jerome: Definitely looking forward to playing tennis, learning more, having fun, and seeing what college life is about. It will be interesting to compare my college experience to what I have in my mind now of “how college is.” 

What are you pursuing in university? Any goals?   

We’re going into sciences with the goal of going into something health related. We’re not certain yet what exactly we want to do, but we’re thinking about the possibility of medicine.   

How did you make your decision on Carleton College?   

We heard Carleton College has a similar environment to Meadowridge in terms of academic rigor, close-knit community, caring teachers, and smaller class sizes. We were also looking for a school with a good tennis program. When we visited the campus, it was welcoming, people on campus were friendly and we felt comfortable there. During our visit, we approached some students to talk about the school and we received great responses, so we knew Carleton was high on our list and it was evident that the community was good with the conversations we had.    

Any parting words of wisdom for our Meadowridge Community? 

Jasper: Have fun, because you only get one student experience here.  
Jerome: Develop good relationships and don’t devote all your time to just studying. 

 

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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