Paige Meyer ’23

School & Program
Simon Fraser University, Psychology

Meadowridge Student Since
Junior Kindergarten

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

Being a lifelong member of Meadowridge holds significant meaning for me. It has served as a constant reminder of my capabilities and has exemplified what I am truly capable of achieving. Participating in one of the most challenging programs in the world and successfully completing it with the unconditional support of my friends, family, and teachers encapsulates the essence of being a Meadowridge Lifer. It highlights the values, determination, and resilience that define the Meadowridge Community and the individuals within it.

My Meadowridge experience was filled with challenges that pushed me beyond what I believed was capable of, particularly during the DP program. Meadowridge has truly become a second home to me, enabling me to become the best version of myself. The friendships I have made during my time here are ones that I anticipate will last a lifetime. There is something extraordinary about enduring the most difficult experiences together, fostering unique relationships that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

The school staff has been an incredible source of support and encouragement for me. They have shown me the immense group of cheerleaders and supporters I have in my corner. The teachers at Meadowridge emphasized a collaborative approach with their students, fostering relationships based on cooperation rather than opposition. Together, we worked towards passing the IB program.

I owe a great deal of gratitude to my parents, who have been my main supporters throughout my Meadowridge journey. Whenever I faced unfamiliar challenges, they were right there beside me, offering their encouragement. I cannot imagine navigating Meadowridge without their presence and support.

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

I wish to be the student that is remembered as someone who affirms that anything is possible with a determined mindset. I firmly believe that one’s worth is not defined by a number or grade, but rather by the way they embrace and learn from their experience, it's what you make out of the experiences that does. 

You’ve been highlighted as someone who takes on a lot and manages your schedule well. How did you balance it all?

Having a job during the DP program was challenging but provided a valuable break from studying. It prepared me for the real world, teaching me time management, work ethic, dealing with people, and understanding practical aspects like taxes. My advice to students considering a job is to go for it, despite what others may say. If I could handle it, anyone can.

What will you always remember?

I will miss my friends a lot, however I am overly excited to move forward within my life and begin studying to find my true-life passion.

How did you make your decision on your program at Simon Fraser University (SFU)? Any goals?   

I wanted to go to SFU as I heard it has many great program opportunities and wanted to stay in BC. My career goal is to be a psychologist, and the first step to that is getting an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, my plan is to go back to school and get a master’s and a doctorate degree, so I can be a licensed clinical psychologist.

Any parting words of wisdom for our Meadowridge Community? 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my Meadowridge journey. This school has formed me into the person I am today and looking back I would not change a thing.


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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