TALONS: Final Words

June 21, 2017

I am writing this blog post one day before the last TALONS school day, and I have to say that I am feeling a wide variety of emotions right now. In some ways, I feel relieved, for the years in TALONS have been very stressful at times, but in other ways, I feel melancholy about facing the end of the program.

I’m not going to lie, TALONS was a rough journey for me. However, now that it is coming to an end, I am starting to realise how much I have learned from the TALONS program and how much I will truly miss the times I had in the TALONS program.

Thank You, and Goodbye 

I would like to take this time to thank all of the teachers that taught me so many important lessons throughout my time in the program.

I would like to thank Ms Mulder for teaching me the importance of the autonomous learner model, and for teaching me about time management and the importance of keeping organised.

I would like to thank Mr. Jackson, for teaching me about the bigger ideas in life, and for helping me to develop a love for the study of history.

I would like to thank Mr. Salisbury, for teaching me that sometimes sleep is more important than studying, and for making math actually fun.

I would like to thank Ms. Dingle for teaching me the importance of presenting my learning in various ways, both creatively and analytically. 

Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Albright, for teaching me the importance of learning to laugh, and for providing me with guidance on how I can improve my writing.

I would also like to thank my classmates, and the grade nine TALONS students, for all of their support and love, and for motivating me to keep on going!

Overall, I am heartbroken to say bye to TALONS, but hopefully, the future has good things in store for me!

With lots of love,


One thought on “TALONS: Final Words”

  1. Thank you for this note, Sydney – I have no doubt that big things are in store for you, and that you will continue to learn the valuable lessons that TALONS has had to teach for years to come.

    Enjoy your summer!

    Mr. J

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