Final CAS Blog Of My OSC Journey

2 years of CAS have zoomed by (That was a terrible joke i’m sorry). It seems like it was just yesterday that we were young, naive DP1s sitting in Mr. Lockwood’s classroom where we were just setting up our CAS blogs. Unaware of the crazy journey we were embarking on. Filled with lockdowns, power cuts, and other crazy events. As I near the end of my CAS journey, and also my time at OSC, It’s only fitting to reflect back on the times I’ve had writing about CAS.

Creativity –

With the pandemic sweeping in and out of the country, it was tricky to keep school open for the entirety of our DP journey. This made things difficult for me being a passionate singer and drummer. ASAs were absent up until February of 2022 so performing opportunities were rather limited. I decided that this time would be good for me to work on my drumming, considering I had a kit in my room. I practiced almost everyday for nearly an hour. It helped me clear my mind and relieve the stress associated with IBDP.

The author playing drums at a jam session

I definitely feel like the lockdowns did some good for my drumming. My hand to food coordination improved significantly.


As far as my singing, There was little opportunity for this. Thankfully however, COVID died down after our last lockdown in September 2021. An opportunity presented itself that December in celebration of the school’s coffee shop being opened. My first performance at OSC in nearly 2 years.

The author performing with peer, Sheruni, playing tambourine.

Another singing opportunity arose in April in the form of the Spring Gala. Being that I was also a drummer, I was placed in majority of the performances as part of the ensemble. Further helping me improve my drumming skills.
Overall, these opportunities improved my confidence in singing, as well as drumming in front of an audience.


Activity –

With Sri Lanka constantly running in and out of lockdown, it proved difficult to stay active and fit. However, during the times where we were free to roam around freely, I made every effort to get out. My primary source of activity (and my favorite) was taking my overweight dog for a walk. Initially I would take him to the Thalangama lake due to the peaceful nature of the area. However, the opening of the beach park at Port City proved less of a trek and for the remainder of my CAS journey, I always went there.

The author and his overweight beagle, Jackson at Port City

I also took time to work on my volleyball skills as I was keen to try out for the volleyball team (A plan that couldn’t make happen as I had to prioritize concert band. I had played volleyball during lunchtimes at school, playing with team members like Chloe and Kaalep. It was apparent that my form was not the greatest.

The author playing volleyball at port city

In this short period of time, I felt like I had improved my serving skills and felt satisfied with the physical activity I had taken part in.


Service – I became service leader of my service group; OSC’s Room To Read, at the beginning of DP1. I was extremely grateful for this opportunity to improve my thinking and confidence skills with engaging with other members of the community. We hosted a number of events including literary afternoons, book drives, and our most recent event, a weekly session of books n cookies.

The author and co-leader Zoe organizing books for the service group’s book drive

Throughout the years of being service leader, I feel more involved and willing to express my opinions and ideas when partaking in group discussions. I also owe it to my co-leader and classmate, Zoe Pringiers, and of course Ms. Lockwood who both helped me improve my confidence and encouraged me to have more input on the group.


My CAS project was also service based. I hosted a car maintenance workshop during our “Life-Skills” lessons for CAS/SAC. I was asked to do this by Ms. Fleming as I am known throughout the grade as the car guru. I was excited to take up the challenge as I was able to input my own knowledge to my peers and provide a service to them that would be useful in the future.

The author education peers Zoe, Chloe, and Oliver on the aspects of car mechanics

This helped me engage with my class in a way that I hadn’t done before as I am not close to every one of them. It was a unique experience, not only for me but also my peers as I was keen to educate them on something I was so passionate about.

The author showcasing different parts of an engine to peers Aman, Toby and Lenny

Conclusion –

To conclude, my CAS journey has been eventful, fun, and challenging. My confidence and thinking skills for certain situations ranging from all 3 strands of Creativity, Activity and Service have been greatly improved since I first joined OSC in September of 2019. I am truly grateful to my teachers and my peers for assisting and guiding me throughout this journey that wasn’t always easy going. CAS showed me to think outside of the box and be resilient in times of lockdowns and power cuts. It will definitely be useful to utilize the skills gained from this journey in my future endeavors, either in university or in the workplace.

CAS Project! – Car Maintenance Workshop

CAS Project! – Car Maintenance Workshop

Coming toward the end of my time at OSC, I was aware that I had not done my CAS Project yet. An essential requirement which allows me to graduate. Sitting in math one day, Ms. Fleming, the high school counselor, comes into class and leaves a note on my desk saying “If you haven’t done your CAS Project yet, come see me after class. I have the perfect idea.”. Naturally my curiosity level sky rocketed. I saw her after class and she pitched me the idea. That Friday for our CAS/SAC block, they were planning a car maintenance workshop and unfortunately, the person who was going to be teaching that class had cancelled last minute. Me being the grade car guru, Ms. Fleming asked me to not only fill in but also make this my CAS Project. So began the journey.

Ms. Fleming and I spent the first block of the next day planning out what I would be teaching. I suggested that the school mechanic, Mr. Priyal, should be the one who demonstrates how to change a tire as he is more experienced than I am, whereas I would be teaching my peers on how to perform basic car maintenance. We would be using 3 vehicles in total. Mr. Eagle’s car ( A Perodua Bezza) would be used for the demonstration of how to change a tire. Ms. Haseena’s car (A Kia Picanto) would be used for the basic car maintenance workshop, and a school van (A Toyota Hiace) would be used along side Ms Haseena’s car in order to show small parts of the engine bay more easily as it was more opened out. Sitting in the student center, Ms. Fleming and I tried to come up with an acronym that would make it easier for my peers to remember. After a few minutes of brain storming, it struck me. ELFFTOWJ.

E – Exhaust (Make sure it isn’t plugged)

L – Lights (Make sure they are all working properly)

F – Fuel (Make sure you have enough to make your journey)

F – Fluids (Brake fluid, washer fluid, radiator coolant)

T – Tire Pressures (Make sure you have a sufficient amount)

O – Oil (Check your engine oil to make sure it is within the vehicle’s minimum requirements)

W – Wipers (Make sure they are in good condition)

J – Jumper Cables (Make sure you have them in your car)

The ELFFTOWJ Poster, drawn by my classmate Jaya Sharma. (Photo Credits – The Author)

That Friday morning, I arrived in school early to get set up along with Ms. Fleming. The cars were all parked in the parking lot near the gym. I would be teaching 4 different groups. I was slightly nervous about how my teaching skills would be, or whether or not I would have been taken seriously as I was a student in the same grade as the pupils. Thankfully, I can confidently say my peers were very corporative and supportive of the lesson I was given as I was already known to be extremely passionate about cars throughout my time at OSC.

The author demonstrating to peers Aman, Lenny and Toby on what different warning lights on the vehicle gauge cluster signify. (Photo Credits – Ms. Andrea Fleming)


Starting off with the first group, I definitely felt somewhat anxious about how I would be speaking, whether or not I would be easy to understand, and so on. As I finished up with the first group, I felt less anxious and keen to move on to the next group as my confidence in explaining certain things had risen and I was feeling more comfortable and settled.

The author demonstrating how to check the engine oil of a car to peers Doga, Jaya, Sheruni, Devanga, Sanya and Ms. Haseena. (Photo Credits – Ms. Andrea Fleming)

During the second session of teaching, I borrowed a cloth from the maintenance department to show how to check the oil more effectively as well as show where on the engine dip-stick the minimum and maximum levels of oil are located.

The author recapping the ELFFTOWJ Acronym and quizzing peers Zoe, Chloe, and Oliver on the different aspects to keep in mind when performing basic car maintenance. (Photo Credits – Mr. Ian Lockwood)

Towards the end of each group session, I demonstrated how to safely perform a jump start (When your car battery goes dead). I felt most confident explaining this aspect as I have a large amount of experience jump starting vehicles and was able to apply this knowledge effectively during the lesson. Along with explaining the equipment that would be needed to perform a jump start, I prioritized the safety precautions that should be taken when performing a jump start in order to minimize the chance of being electrocuted or causing a fire.

The other group (peers Sheruni, Jaya, Doga and Sanya) being shown how to safely change a tire by the school mechanic, Mr. Priyal. (Photo Credits – Mr. Ian Lockwood)

As I taught the final group, I reflected back on my brief time as a “teacher” and was satisfied. I was grateful to my peers for being corporative and attentive during the lesson and for having faith in my teaching prowess. I feel my confidence in speaking publicly was definitely improved and enhanced. I got to know my peers on a new level and speak to them on a more relatable level.

The author briefing peers Zoe, Oliver, Lithira, and Chloe on what is to come during the workshop. (Photo Credits – Ms. Andrea Fleming)

To conclude, I loved the process of sharing my interest in cars with my whole class and being able to provide them with a service in helping them learn how to perform basic car maintenance. I am very grateful to Ms. Fleming (The High School Counselor), Mr Lockwood (CAS Coordinator) and Mr. Duncan (DP Coordinator) for giving me this opportunity to showcase my knowledge and interest in the form of the car maintenance work shop and also giving me the idea to make this my CAS Project.








LO1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others.

LO3 – Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.

LO5 – Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.

Room To Read Book Drive!

Room To Read Book Drive!

My service group, OSC’s Room To Read, is hosting a book drive this year from the 7th to the 21st of February in order to host a book sale to raise funds for our partner school(s) whom we are planning to help facilitate and uplift them with library spaces. We ended up creating posters, both to put in the weekly newsletter, The Gecko Times, and on the daily bulletin in order to spread the word and increase the chances of people donating their old books. Boy were we in for a surprise.

Last Thursday, I was a few minutes late for service due to me having to attend the oil lamp lighting ceremony for the upcoming SAISA Music Festival on Feb 26th. I walked into the library which was an absolute mess (In a good way!!). Books piled upon books. In my absence, my co-leader Zoe and the members of the group had begun sorting the books into different categories. Ranging from kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, to adults.

OSC’s Room To Read Members sorting out books by category. Credits – Ms. Lockwood

Sorting out the books had made me realize how many people donated. We had books upon books upon books. All donated either by teachers, parents, or other members of the OSC community. For our upcoming book sale, we hope to raise funds for our partner school(s) and make an impact on them by helping them build functional and enjoyable reading spaces for their children.


The author and RTR’s co-leader (Zoe) sorting out books. Credits – Ms. Lockwood

LO1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others.

LO4 – Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences. Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.

LO6 – Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally or internationally.

Volleyball and Dog Walks In Port City!

With the recent opening of The Beach Park at Colombo Port City, I was invited by one of my mom’s good friends to come along for a visit. This wasn’t going to be any ordinary outing to the beach. I was told that there would be volleyball and more interesting to me, an allowance of dogs. My overweight beagle, Jackson, is in dire need of some exercise as my family has been told time and time again that he is overweight. Probably doesn’t help that my mom feeds him way too much. Nonetheless, I put him in my car and drove up to Port City. To get into Port City, you have to make a reservation at beach park with your vehicle number so that the security guards will let you in at the entrance.

We arrived to The Beach Park around 5:30 PM. I’d recommend people visit at this time due to the fact that it is almost dusk and the heat is surprisingly manageable. The park was not too crowded with a fair number of foreigners along with children running around playing on the beach or in the ocean.

Jackson enjoying the sandy environment and exploring The Beach Park at Port City. Credits – The Author

I was also intrigued by those playing volleyball. A sport I wish I could play more in school, but I have concert band on the same day. My mom’s friend held onto Jackson for a few minutes while I put my basic volleyball skills to good use. It had been a while since I had played with a full net as usually in school, I usually play with my peers during lunch near out lockers when the volleyball nets are usually put away. This, along with the strong winds against me, made it difficult to serve properly as it was difficult to judge how much power would be needed in order to get the ball over the net. Depending on the winds and the power of my serves, the ball would either not clear the net, or go too far out of bounds from the team on the other side.

The author playing volleyball with other beach goers. Photo Credits – Yami

I can see this spot being a more frequent destination for Jackson and I. I used to take him for walks before school started F2F usually to Thalangama lake. With school being in session, it doesn’t make much sense to come all the way back home and then go back towards that area as with traffic and other factors, it would be too late to do anything. With The Beach Park being a mere 15 minutes from my house, it makes more sense to go there instead. I ended up leaving around 6:45 as Jackson and I were both quite tired and darkness was ensuing.  The exercise was definitely much needed for Jackson. Despite him being tired, it was easy to tell that he enjoyed running on the beach and exploring the unknown very much and I’m sure he is looking forward to his next outing there. I know I am.

The author trying to maintain a grip of a curious Jackson wanting to explore more. Photo Credits – Yami

Officially Starting Service!

After School Activities (ASAs) at OSC are finally back up officially! I say officially because my service group; OSC’s Room To Read was already up and running last semester. Albeit it was just Ms. Lockwood, my classmate and co-leader Zoe. However, we can now function as a whole with new members and more importantly, new ideas!


During our first meeting, Zoe and I had prepared some ice breakers in order to get to know our new members. I was excited to finally be interacting with my service group in person for the first time in a long time. Prior to this, the only way I was able to interact with them was through a computer screen where it was much more difficult to get to know people without actually meeting with them face to face.

Zoe and I giving the new members of our service a presentation on what we do and how we do things.

With this being my final semester at OSC, I feel like this service has helped me greatly over the 3 years i’ve at this school. Now being service leader, I feel more confident when speaking to members of the group as well as interacting with peers outside the group. Our second meeting where Ms. Lockwood was absent due to quarantine, Zoe and I led and I had never felt so confident in addressing the group and instructing them in what we had to do. This semester, we also started advising our next generation of leaders for Room To Read; Thevuni and Eleez from DP1 and enlightening them with the work they will have to input to ensure the group functions efficiently and effectively as a whole

Looking back on the time i’ve had with this service group, I feel satisfied with my inputs and contributions. The guidance both from Ms. Lockwood and Zoe have been extremely helpful in helping me reach this point. All that’s left to do in the final few months of is help our partner schools the best we (Zoe and I) can before we leave for good (A day i’m low key dreading) and hopefully our contributions will be a useful guidance for the next generation of leaders.

LO 1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others.

LO 4 – Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences

LO 6 -Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance

Jam Session!

After School Activities (ASAs) at OSC have been absent for nearly 2 whole years. One of my favorites was Concert Band. Just the chance to play the drums, presumably in preparation for a concert, Gala, performance, etc… , eases my anxiety and makes me feel accomplished. Recently, the really cool Aunt of my family invited me to come play at one of her jam sessions as they needed a drummer. She and a few of her friends would book a studio for a coupe of hours and just play. Not for any upcoming performance, not for any concert, just for pure fun. I instantly agreed and was eager to finally play live after so many years. The last time I played live with other musicians was in March 0f 2020, just days before we went into the first lockdown. My last live performance with other musicians was in December of 2019 for our school production of Oliver! After lockdown, I would listen to music in my room and play along to the tracks on my playlist.


Upon starting, I had some issues in keeping with the time of the song. I found this difficult as I normally play along to a song and match the speed. However, when playing live, the other musicians have to match the tempo of the drummer and when said tempo is constantly varying in speed, it can prove difficult.

IMG_2302 – Video of the author playing with the rest of the musicians. (video credits – Author’s Aunt)

The drum kit played by the author


Playing live after so long brought me back memories of playing in concert band as well as in Oliver! I value this experience as it made me realize the difference in playing to a song in my room, and actually playing live with other musicians. More so, I feel as this experience with playing live with other musicians helped me with further develop my skills not only as a drummer, a player and a musician overall. I look forward to my next jam session, not only to bash the drums with other players, but also hang out with my cool aunt.


LO1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

I realized that I am skilled in drumming genres of rock when playing along to an existing track. However, I need to practice more playing in a live band as I have trouble staying time, either speeding up or slowing down.

LO3 – Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

I usually practice playing drums around 3 – 4 times per week, and in doing so, my coordination skill is kept to the best of my abilities.

LO5 – Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

Working with my aunt and her band has allowed me to really understand the chemistry needed for the band to play music effectively and in an enjoyable way.

Performing After Nearly 2 Years!

Performing After Nearly 2 Years!

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted a lot of events. Either postponing them, or canceling them all together. Upon returning to school F2F in Mid-November, Ms. Duncan approached us with an opportunity to perform for the first time in nearly 2 years. The last time I performed at OSC was Gecko-Factor in February of 2020, with the last big event being our play of Oliver! in December of 2019. Being given the opportunity to perform again was such an exciting feeling. Finally after many concerts being postponed or cancelled all together, we finally get to belt out some notes. It wasn’t going to be a Gala Concert by any means, but it was definitely better than nothing at all.

The performance was going to be in celebration of the opening of the OSC’s new coffee shop, Skinny Suddha. I decided to sing a Christmas song due to the show or “show” taking place on December 3rd. Christmas is my favorite time of the year so I could not pass up the opportunity to perform a Christmas song. I decided on the Michael Buble version of Mariah Carey’s well known Christmas song; All I Want For Christmas Is You. 

“Showday” came and I was excited to belt out the words. I was also tasked with playing the Cajon for Maya (Grade 10 Student) and bongos for my classmate Sheruni. I was the last act of the show so it gave me plenty of time to mentally prepare myself to go on stage for the first time in almost 2 years.

Chirath (Left), the author(Center) and Anya (Right) posing for a picture 5 minutes before the start of the show. Credits – Mr. Lockwood

My performance went well and I was inundated with applause and cheer as the song came to close. It was extremely heartwarming to see my peers, teachers and parents cheering me on and giving me support. Singing again after so long made me realize that I had gained a little stage freight and did seem a bit apprehensive about going on stage again. Worried that I would either sing off key or mess up the lyrics. Thankfully, the final performance was probably my best iteration of the song and I was extremely satisfied with the final result.


The author performing with peer Sheruni playing tambourine in the background. (Credits – Keith Modder).

LO1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed than others.

LO4 – Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences

Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.

LO5 – Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.


Yala Getaway!

Traveling has always been one of my favorite things to do during my spare time. Exploring the country I live in and seeing how different life is away from the big city.  few weeks ago, my family and I took a road trip down to Yala. I’ve been to Yala 2 times before and loved it so I was excited to head down there again.


We left early on a thursday morning. Total time took us around 4 hours to get down there. Far cry from the early days of traveling to Yala where it would take 6 sometimes even 7 hours to get there. Being an ESS student, I wanted to see if I could apply some of my knowledge that I had gained in that class. We were staying at Wild Coast Tented Lodge. Basically fancy camping or “glamping”. The rooms were well constructed tents, kitted out with, AC and so on. The Interesting aspect of it was how hot water was provided for showers. The AC had to run at a temperature below 21 Degrees Celsius. Any excess water produced by the AC was disposed into a small bowl just outside the room where you could use that water to wash your sandy feet after walking to the room

The AC water flowing through a pipe to a bowl outside the tent to wash your feet.


In the afternoon, we headed into the park. To do this in your own car, you need to have a tracker with you. The tracker I got knew a lot about birds and showed me the many different types of birds that were visible throughout the park. I was eager to see how much of my ESS knowledge I could apply on this trip as the last time I visited Yala, it was during the summer break between MYP 5 and DP 1 So I hadn’t had any ESS knowledge at the time. As we entered the park, out first siting was Spotted Deer (Axis Axis). Unfortunately they were so far away so I couldn’t get a proper picture of them. I remember my ESS teacher, Mr. Lockwood, speaking about them in our lessons in the past. For day 1, majority of our sightings consisted of birds. Peacocks predominantly, along with a fair share of monkeys running along the tracks.

A peacock resting on the roof of the Yala Entrance Gate
A monkey sitting along the track


Peacocks (2 females on the left and a male on the right) sitting in a tree


The following day, I got a different tracker to accompany me. On this day we saw a larger variety of animals functioning in their eco system.  We came across a fair number of bulls and they made me somewhat uneasy cause my car is the most red thing in the entire park. When we came across elephants, my tracker taught me something really interesting that I did not know prior to this trip. Apparently, after living together for roughly 10-12 years, the female and male elephants separate into their own packs and begin living on their own. We came across more Spotted Deer (Axis axis) again and this time I got a much better video of them as they were crossing the road. Unfortunately the file is too large for me to upload. The highlight of this day in the park was the leopard we spotted. My tracker told me that it was likely that his name was Atlas and was 1 of 2 leopard brothers known be roam the specific area which we witnessed him in.

Atlas walking away from our cars.


Looking back on this trip, I enjoyed applying my knowledge gained from being an ESS student as it allowed me to view Yala from a fairly different perspective and one of which I would never had done if I wasn’t an ESS student. I also enjoyed gaining knowledge about the wildlife in the area from my 2 different trackers and how their ecosystems functions, etc… I hope to go back to Yala again sometime soon and not only apply the knowledge I currently have, but also gained even more knowledge that I could perhaps apply in my ESS class.

The Yala sunset sky as we head back to the hotel from the park.



LO1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

LO2 – Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process



Dog Walks and Mind Clearance

There’s nothing like the bond between a boy and his dog. After being in lockdown for what felt like 700 years, I felt as if both myself and my dog had not made the best use of our time being stuck inside and were not being as active as we should have been. So last week I decided that it was time for my dog and I for going on walks again. I used to do this back in DP1 before lockdown began so I wanted to continue.

Thursday after school, my dog and I set off for Thalangama Lake. Quite a trek from where I live but I enjoy going there. Partly because I know that I won’t have any trouble walking my dog there, but mostly because of how peaceful that area is. It is pretty much like you’re isolating yourself from the outside world because you don’t come across anyone. You’re on your own and I enjoy this because not only did I feel good about being active, but I also cleared my mind. The beautiful scenery that surrounded the area really helps you breathe and relax your mind. Something I needed quite badly.

Jackson drinking some water after his tiring walk (Credits – Liam)

I feel quite relaxed doing this because it’s almost therapeutic. It really helps me clear my head while also being active which I desperately needed to be more of. Majority of lockdown I slept during my free time. I would finish school, do some homework and go straight to bed for around 3-4 hours. Probably wasn’t the healthiest way to spend the rest of the day. Walking my dog allows me to bond with him even more than I already do and helps him be more fit as the vet has told my family that he is overweight.


Jackson walking along the Thalangama Track (Credits – Liam)
We ended up walking just over a Kilometer in 20 Minutes.


LO 1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

LO 3 – Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience



DP2 Goals and Excitements

It’s officially here. My last year of high school. I remember when I was in like 7th grade, I’d see seniors and think “Wow they are old It’ll take so long for me to get to that point” and well, here we are. It’s not off to the greater of starts if  i’m being honest. We are still in DLP so we couldn’t meet each other in person. I did meet a few of my friends over summer break however which was fun. But this year I really want to make it worthwhile. DLP or F2F. It’s my senior year. It’s supposed to be the more exciting, the most eventful, and of course the most emotional. One thing i’m really not looking forward to is being separated from my friends. I’ve grown to love all of my friends at OSC and to be honest, I don’t want to drift apart from them, considering i’ve only known most of them for just under 2 years. It seems surreal that I’ll be graduating in just 9 months. Hopefully in person.


This year, I hope to be more engaged in school activities. Service, ASAs, Productions, etc. I also hope to improve myself as a person overall. Improving my grades, thinking skills and my participation. Should school reopen sometime soon, I really hope there will be  either Basketball or Volleyball try outs. 1 thing I always regretted was never doing sports at BSC. Corona hit shortly after I joined OSC so there was no proper chance to participate in sports.

Another activity I want to be more involved in is service. As this is my last year, I really want to bring good ideas to the table as service leader along side my classmate Zoe. Being service leader helped me further understand the service group as a whole and who we were helping, especially through the hardships with the coronavirus. Should we open up in person, I want to ensure that we do as much as we can to help the surrounding schools in our area, as well as set an example for the next generation of service leaders after Zoe and I leave OSC for good.

And finally, I want to enjoy my final year in school. DP2 is going to be challenging for sure. But I want to embrace the fact that this is our last year of high school. After this, most of us are going our separate ways and may grow apart. That’s why I want to make the most of in person time (if we have any) with my peers to really make it a school year that I will never forget for the rest of my life.

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