Hi, my name is Annamaria Licandro, and I was born on June 7th in 1997. I have a little brother named Antonino who I absolutely adore. My favorite subjects are math and science, mainly because I can actually achieve high marks in those classes. After high school, my goal is to go to university and medical school to become a pediatrician. My hobbies include playing soccer, eating, shopping, going on twitter, going out with my friends and stalking the lives of my favorite band, One Direction.
Wow! A pediatrician! Good for you!
Hi Annamaria, June babies are the best! You and your brother look so much alike. Since you are so good in math, you should be my tutor because it is not one of my best subjects. Good luck with becoming a pediatrician but I have faith in you !
Hey Annamaria it is a very intriguing job choice to become a pediatrician. Out of curiosity what interests you so much about science and math? Also what made you decide that you would like become a pediatrician? Medically jobs are very strenuous and a lot of work but you will for sure pull it off! Good luck in the future!
Hi, my name is Emma Fulco and I'm 16 years old. After high school, I would like to go into the field of business because I find it very interesting. I have a 14 year old, fat and grumpy beagle named Jake, who is my favourite thing in the world. I love to be around people and go out.
Hi, my name is Samantha Horton. My birthday is only July 1, also known as Canada day! I have an older brother in grade 12 named Christian and we tend to fight a lot. In the future I wish to become a veterinarian. Ever since I was young and got my first of now 5 pets, I wanted to be a veterinarian. My favorite subjects are music, science, French, and history. These courses are my favourites because I can succeed and because they are extremely interesting, especially biology and chemistry! My hobbies are learning and playing instruments, rugby, singing, reading, boating, hanging with friends and going to concerts for my favourite bands like Billy Talent and Pierce The Veil.
Hi Samantha! That is very interesting that your birthday is on the same day as Canada Day. I think becoming a veterinarian is a great job for you, considering you have 5 pets. What type of animals are they? Also, what instruments can you play? Good luck becoming a veterinarian!
Hi, my name is Matteo Scapillati and I am 15 years old, going on 16 this Friday, September 6th! My family consists of my younger brother Antonio, who just started his first year at St. Joes; my sister Lauren, one of the many 99’s who have just made the jump to high school; and my parents Marco and Kim. My aspirations include someday becoming a structural engineer, so as you may think my best subjects are math and science. My favourite past times are spending time with my friends, playing hockey, and golfing. I have been playing competitive hockey since grade 4 and I hope to get an athletic scholarship through hockey because I think that playing the sport I love most and getting a free education is the best of both worlds.
Happy early birthday Matteo! Wow, a structural engineer, sounds like a difficult job but I'm sure you'll be able to pull it off, considering you are very talented at math and science. I definitely think you will be able to succeed with your goal to get an athletic scholarship, you're a very good athlete! Good luck to you!
Hey there, my name is Paul Newcombe and I am sixteen years old. I am the youngest in my family and also the youngest of all my cousins, who are all in or finished university. I have always enjoyed spending my time being active and in the outdoors. I train year around to stay competetive in the sport of triathlon, which involves swimming biking and running. In the past year I have had the oppertunity of exploring many different places which include, the Adarondack mountains, the Madawaska river, all 326 kilometers between Kingston and Ottawa and so much more. After high school I plan on going to the Royal Military College for civil engineering as the combination of studying and being trained as a officer interest me greatly.
Hello everyone! My name is Kaylin Kowalski-Poirier and I was born on April 6th, 1997. I am an only child and I have to say, it gets a little lonely sometimes. I have always wanted and wished for a younger sibling but my parents said no and we all decided on getting a dog. Since I am an only child, I tend to keep myself busy by dancing, playing volleyball, and being with friends and family.
Dancing is my main hobby and I am a competitive dancer at Jsquared Dance Company. I dance many styles of dance including: ballet, jazz contemporary, pointe and lyrical. I have been dancing since I was four and I would love to pursue dance as a career. Unfortunately, like any sport or art, it is a very difficult industry to stay in and it is too competitive for my liking. Therefore, I have decided that I would like to become an Occupational Therapist for children.
This is not a very common or known career, which makes it even more intriguing to me. An Occupational Therapist is a person who rehabilitates individuals based on their specific and unique circumstances. These circumstances may include: car accident, improving motor skills and helping children with special needs of any kind. It is said, that Occupational Therapy takes minimum of five years in University and then another three to four years of practicing as an assistant. It will be very rewarding work throughout the years but also very hard. Therefore this gives me a great incentive to do well now, for what I know is to come later.
That's great! How did you get into that career idea?
Why hello there, my full name is Rachel Renee Elizabeth LaRue Wilson and believe me with a name that long it is not fun at an airport when they seem to always mess up. I have recently turned sixteen in August however, I did not have the time to get my license over the summer as I was working at an overnight summer camp.
I have a younger sister named Graceson who has just started the seventh grade at St. Joes, and well we have our days where we can somehow manage to get along. In my family there is also my half brother Kyle who now lives on his own and is an aspiring chef down town, and of course there are my parent Anne and Tom. My mother is a nurse which is the carer I would like to pressure after high school, the goal is to take university out east then work briefly in Africa or up north. I very much would love the opportunity to travel doing something that I love, knowing that it makes a difference on many individuals lives being a nurse in third world areas would fulfill both my passion of travel and helping others therefor in the words of Hannah Montana "it's the best of both worlds".
The greatest passion in my life is water polo, the sport has brought me all over Canada including over to Europe to play. However after going back to soon after knee surgery last year my season has been put to an end thus resulting to spending my weekends coaching young children for the remainder of the year. For the days in between now, they will be spent completing my finial life guarding course in hopes of getting a job in the near future.
Wow I never thought a name could be so long, is there some sort of story behind that? It is amazing to hear that you have a passion for helping others who are less fortunate, this past year I had the chance to build a house in Mexico and it really changed my perspectives on things. I think persuing that as a career would not only benifit others but also change you and the way you see the world. I hear that water polo is very physically demanding and can be extremely violent, however, beyond that I know very little about it, what are the objectives?
I think it's really amazing how you'd like to branch out of your comfort zone here in Canada and make a difference in third world countries. It is very commendable.
Hey Rachel! Working at a summer camp must have been so much fun! Now that summer is over I am sure you can go over after school and get your driver’s license, since it is closed on weekends from what I can remember. A nurse sounds like a really good choice for a career. Helping people who really need it and travelling all in one would be so amazing! You also seem like a really nice person so that would be beneficial for that kind of a job too. Wow, you travelled to Europe for water polo? That must have been an incredible experience! What part of Europe did you go to? Good luck with your weekend coaching and I hope you get a job life guarding in the near future!
What or who influenced you to take up water polo?
Hello there, my name is Carlos Rocha i am 15 years old, I was born September 19 1997. I am the youngest of my family which consists of my sister Alessandra, my mom Nadia and my dad Carlos, so I would be considered as Carlos jr, I also have a 4 year old pug that is like my little brother. My plan is to be a veterinarian when I finish high school, i can achieve this goal by attending Guelph University. My hobbies are: Soccer, playing Xbox and basketball, listening to music, watching tv and taking extremely long naps.
I never knew you wanted to be a veterinarian. I am assuming you really like animals. What is your favourite animal? Do you have any pets? I also really like your last hobby of extremely long naps.
Hello everybody, it is your friendly neighbourhood cab driver Kevin (I am not really a cab driver, just a stereotype to show I am Indian). I was born on February 5, 1997 which is the same birthday as Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. I am a huge Ottawa Senators and New York Giants fan.
Hey Kevin, thats really cool how your birthday is the same as Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. i assume you like sports? who is your favourite Sens player?
Hello everyone, my name is Taryn Cassandra Kemp. I was born September 27, 1997 sometime in the dead of the night, which may be why I'm such a night owl. I enjoy playing the piano and listening to bands in the alternative, punk, and indie genre. I'm most looking forward to getting my G1 this year, and learning how to drive.
As for my future aspirations, I'm really interested in deep sea life, so I'm planning a career in marine biology. I think it'd be incredible to discover a new underwater species and study their habits so I'm planning to branch out into the marine ecology route. Although if I could become anything without the fear of failing, I'd probably follow my heart and somehow become a music producer. Though jobs like that are difficult to come by, I think I'll stick to my safe science route for now.
Hi Taryn, What are you favourite indie bands? That is very cool that you like under water wildlife that is to something that i enjoy! Do you have a favorite underwater creature or area that you would like to work in (which ocean)?
hello I am am Christopher zumbach and I was born on dec 5 1997. I am the second youngest member of my family I have one brother who is in university 3 cousins 3 grandparents 6 uncles and aunts or more I don't know. my plan in life is to work in the field of chemistry likely in chemical engineering for corporations. I like to play video games and watch movies and enjoy various other forms of entertainment
Hi, my name is Emily McCaffrey and I am sixteen years old. I am the youngest of my three other half sisters, all of whom are done or are still in university. My favourite subject would probably be science, specifically biology because I love animals. After high school I would like to maybe go to university or college somewhere abroad, possibly the United States. I am not yet sure of what I want to do for a career. I am leaning towards something to do with animals, like a veterinarian. Veterinarians must go to university for six to eight years, and is also very competitive to get into. I am not sure if I am committed to do that right now. I am also thinking of going into a domain of business because it interests me and I can hopefully make a good living out of it. My favourite hobbies include horseback riding, hanging out with friends, travelling, running, skiing, baking, and going to concerts for some of my favourite artists like Justin Bieber.
Hi my name is Taylor Cook. I was born on October 5 1997. Im usually one of the youngest in my class. My favourite subject is is Science. My hobbies include, playing video games, reading, writing short non-fictional short stories, and photography. I am an only child and I have a black cat named Lycan. Something really weird about me is I can vibrate my eyes (if you ask me I'll gladly show you). My favourite music is modern rock and my favourite band is Black Veil Brides.
Hi, my name is Milania Mentiady. I am 15 years old and I was born on November 23, 1997. I am the youngest out of two sisters. My oldest sisters’ name is Sandra; she is 20 and in her third year of University and has recently moved to Quebec City. My other sister, Maria, is 17 years old and she is in grade 12 at St. Joseph. I get along with my sisters very well and I am very thankful for them and I enjoy spending time with them. Being the youngest, I get to do a lot that I want like being going camping, playing rugby, running cross-country and a lot more.
I enjoy going outdoor and going out for camping trips. I have been on two major camping trips with portages and lots of canoeing. My favourite part of camping is having the calm feeling of nature surrounding me. I’m excited for this year because I will get to go camping with my outdoor ed class. I hope you guys got to know me a little bit more, thanks!
Your so lucky you have sisters! I have two brothers so I really wish I had a sister. I have never been camping but I would love to experience it.
Hi there Milania! Your so lucky to live such an active lifestyle. I also really enjoy camping and the outdoors. What camping trip has been your favourite so far? Also, where are your favourite places to go canoeing?
Hey, my name is Mariam Hanna, I am fifteen years old, and I am going to be 16 on November 24th. I was born is Egypt, I recently moved to Canada four years ago. I have a twin brother, Youssef. You are all probably now wondering whether we have twin telepathy and sorry to disappoint, but no, we do not. We fight a lot but I can always count on him. I also have an older brother, Peter, who is 23 years old. He lives in Montreal for work and school. Living with two brothers has made very competitive and determined towards any goals I have. My dream is to be a psychologist but it is a long road of education to get to that career.
While living in Egypt, I went to a private school where I learned English but it is not the same as learning in a country where English is the first language. When I came here, I realized how little English I could actually use and it was really hard to communicate with others. Thankfully, in these past four years I have improved my English. Only a minority of my family lives in Egypt but I still miss them because I have not been since I moved. I am hoping to go soon. Thanks for reading!
A psychologist sounds like an awesome job! I know you can do it! It's very cool that you have lived in Egypt because I have never lived anywhere but Ottawa. I have visited Egypt to see family and it was a really great experience but way too hot!
Hi there, my name is Madeline Di Pietrantonio, I know a pretty long last name. I was born the day before summer June 20, 1997. I am the middle child of my family, I have an older sister, Elisa who is 19 and a younger sister, Olivia, who is 11. We also have 2 fat cats, who I love. After high school I would love to work in the Fashion Industry. A couple of my hobbies are spending time with my friends and family, shopping, eating and traveling.
Hi my name is Katsi, i'm from Canada and my parents are from Hong Kong. I'm the youngest in my family. I don't have much to say considering that i have to finish all my other homework. However, one interesting fact is that i am still waiting for my acceptance letter to Hogwarts!
Wow, Hong Kong! That is really far away. P.S I love Harry Potter!
Hello friends! My name is Shannon Doris Lee. I am slightly embarrassed by my middle name because it makes me sound like I am an eighty year old grandmother. There is nothing wrong with your children having children or being old enough to remember life without the internet but I was born on October 10th 1997, making me only fifteen years old. Unfortunately, I do not have the life experience of an eighty year old grandmother much like I do not have my G1.
My only sibling is my younger brother, Ryan, who just started Grade 6. We tend to disagree and butt heads most of our time spent together. I would say this is because we both have very stubborn personalities and neither of us enjoy being wrong. I also have two loving parents, Fiona and Steve. The final addition to my family is my dog, a miniature Schnauzer named Chevy whom I absolutely adore. We all live comfortably together in a decently-sized house in Barrhaven.
I possess many passions but the only two I can think of at the moment are reading and musicals. My favourite book is, and probably always will be, The Outsiders. The book never bores me. Regarding musicals, I cannot choose a favourite; I love all of them. Yes, even High School Musical. Anything that includes breaking out into song will have me falling in love,or crying,or both. A little dream I have is to one day be Glinda in the musical Wicked. Actually it does not matter who I play, I could even be Fiyero as long as I get to sing. But, before I can achieve that dream, I must learn how to sing well and not make other people's ears bleed.
I hope everyone learned a little more about me and I hope to have an awesome semester with you all.
I think its awesome that you have a younger brother, i'v always wanted one! I love musicals too! If you had to choose, what is your favourite musical of all time?
My name is Andrew Akinniyi. I love playing football. It has been my passion since grade five. The reason I love the game is because I really enjoy working with other people to achieve greatness. I also love how motivating my coaches are.
Hello, my name is Morgan Lowes, I am fifteen and soon to be turning sixteen on October the 28th. I am an only child which I am fine with because I don’t have to share any of my things. Instead of having a brother or sister I have always wanted a dog but my mom has never agreed to the Idea. I have always loved animals. I also love to play hockey, although I am not very good at it. Another thing I am not good at is school, specifically English so I hope I will survive through this class.
Your birthday is so soon! Happy early birthday!
Hi, my name is Armin Nouri . I have a little brother who's 9 years old and I enjoy spending time with him and the family. One of the subjects that I struggle in is English but I hope that changes by the end of the semester. My hobbies are , being with friends, eating and playing sports.