Amy Wan '23

School & Program
Still deciding between Visual Arts at York University or Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Meadowridge Student Since
Grade 3

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

I’ve made a lot of really great friends as a result of starting early in PYP. Together, we’ve gone through a lot of ups and downs, especially when starting the DP with us all managing the looming deadlines. Our teachers treated us like adults; we were able to have personal conversations with them and talk about other things outside of academics which helped us form strong relationships. For me, it never felt like I had teachers, but supportive mentors who taught us many valuable academic and life lessons.  

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

As someone who is very diverse. Hockey has been a big part of my life for the past ten years. I started out playing girl’s hockey, but recently, I started playing on the boy’s hockey team which has been an interesting experience. I’m also an artist. My art over the last few years has been inspired by fantasy novels, games, and shows. In my spare time, I volunteer as a tutor to help younger students outside of Meadowridge with reading and math (which in turn has helped me with my own studying techniques).  

What will you always remember? What are you looking forward to in the years ahead? 

I’ll always remember my grade class from Meadowridge and the connections I’ve made. A majority of our grad class has been together since PYP and we’ve all grown very close. I’ll miss my class and all the teachers. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and becoming independent in the coming years.   

What are you pursuing in university? Any goals? 

I’m still deciding between SCAD in Georgia or York University in Toronto. I know I’m going into arts, but I’m planning on visiting the campuses this summer and making my final decision after. My focus in university is to explore the different disciplines of arts and animation to see what interests me most. I would really like to create “webtune comics,” which are long comic strips. In Grade 7, we started reading webtune comics and this holds a special place in my memory.  

Any parting words of wisdom for our Meadowridge Community? 

Don’t be afraid to explore what you want. Whether it’s the Fine Arts or something that goes against the grain of what your parents might want for you. If it’s something you’re passionate about or enjoy, go for it. You’ll work really hard toward your goals because it’s something that you want for yourself.

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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