Elite Canada Students Entered into Top US Schools in 2018

Name Secondary University
Kaylin Xu Sir Winston Churchill Secondary Princeton University
Andrew SeungWoo Yun Port Moody Secondary Harvard University
Jack Li St. George’s School Harvard University
Matthew ZhengYuan Liu Burnaby North Secondary Yale University, Columbia University
Steven Yong Dong Yi Elgin Park Secondary U of Chicago, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor), U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign), Purdue University (West Lafayette)
Brandon Zang St. George’s School U of Chicago
Kate Lu J.N. Burnett Secondary U of Chicago
Yani Lee Squalicum High School Columbia University
Lillian Wang Collingwood School UPenn, Georgetown University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Sophia Liu J.N. Burnett Secondary UPenn, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon University, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Rose Ru Pan Prince of Wales Secondary UPenn, UC Berkeley
John YuNong Wu Eric Hanmer Secondary School UPenn
John Eunsuk Kim St. George’s School Duke University
Kevin Zhu Semiahmoo Secondary Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC
Nicholas Jiachen Wang Pacific Academy Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, Georgia Institute of Technology, UC San Diego, U of Washington
Katie Chen Hugh McRoberts Secondary Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley
Annie Deng North Surrey Secondary Cornell University, UCLA
Anita Shi Point Grey Secondary Cornell University
Avivi Wang Shekou International School Cornell University
Annabelle Chen Point Grey Secondary Cornell University
Matthew HanYi  Wang Pacific Academy Cornell University
Selena SeoYoung Kang Port Moody Secondary Cornell University
Teaya YuTing Yang Semiahmoo Secondary Cornell University
Harry Heng Xie Semiahmoo Secondary Brown University, Williams College, U of Michigan (Ann-Arbor)
Timothy Minyeong Song Gleneagle Secondary Amherst College
Justin Qu Burnaby North Secondary Vanderbilt University, Rice Univerisity, Washington University in St. Louis, UC Berkeley (Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship), UCLA, Northwestern University
Bruce Qin Collingwood School Washington University in St. Louis, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Georgia Institute of Technology,
UC San Diego
Lindsay Nayeon Park Walnut Grove Secondary UC Berkeley, UCLA, Emory University, U of Michigan (Ann-Arbor)
Jacki Zhang St. Michaels University School UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego
Kathleen Kong Steveston-London Secondary UC Berkeley, UCLA
Liza Chong Crofton House School UC Berkeley, UCLA
Meghan He Lord Byng Secondary UC Berkeley, UCLA
Rachael Deng Mulgrave School UC Berkeley, UCLA
Jerry Ding St. George’s School UC Berkeley, USC
Jinwei Zhang Burnaby North Secondary UC Berkeley, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Huang St. George’s School UC Berkeley, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor), UC San Diego
Robin Kairui Yu Torrey Pines High School UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, U of Washington
Carol Yu Zhi Gao Semiahmoo Secondary UC Berkeley
Colin Zhou Burnaby North Secondary UC Berkeley
Xudi Lin Pacific Academy UC Berkeley
Lucy QiYue Zhang Southridge School UCLA, USC, Emory University, Carnegie Mellon University, Babson College
Michael YiMing Tan Kitsilano Secondary UCLA, USC
Vivian Fang Brentwood College UCLA, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor), U of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign)
Jennifer Lo Collingwood School UCLA, U of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Yale-NUS (Singapore)
Smonica Lin Bishop Strachan School UCLA, Parsons School of Design
Arshia Shirbani Burnaby North Secondary UCLA
Helen Zhang Havergal College UCLA
Aki Ho Sentinel Secondary School Emory University, U of Rochester, Boston University, U of Wisconsin (Madison), Syracuse University,
U of Edinburgh (UK), King’s College London (UK)
Helen Jo Mulgrave School USC, U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign)
George Yang St. George’s School U of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Betsy Liu Rockridge Secondary NYU (Stern), U of Texas (Austin), King’s College London (UK), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
April YiChao Xu Elgin Park Secondary NYU (Stern)
Eric Zhang St.George’s School NYU (Stern)
Tony Ye Burnaby North Secondary School NYU (Stern)
Jiwon Woo Sutherland Secondary NYU, Case Western Reserve University, UC San Diego
Monica XinYue Hou Elgin Park Secondary NYU, UC Irvine
Hyunjun Ko Terry Fox Secondary NYU, U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign), Purdue University (West Lafayette), U of Wahsington
Jaon GiHyeok Son Brookes Shawnigan Lake NYU, U of the Pacific
Alisa Blanc Jules-Verne Secondary NYU, Keio University (Japan)
David Sanghoon Shim Heritagewoods Secondary NYU
David DeWei Zhu Elgin Park Secondary NYU
Janny Kim Burnaby Central Secondary NYU
Johnny Dong Burnaby North Secondary NYU
Joshua Lin Hugh McRoberts Secondary NYU
Prosper Liu Mulgrave School NYU
Wendy JiaYu Wang Kent Secondary School NYU
Kevin Pan Hugh McRoberts Secondary Georgia Institute of Technology, UC San Diego
Alex HyunNam Shim West Vancouver Secondary Georgia Institute of Technology
Sophia Gyeore Lee R.E Mountain Secondary Georgia Institute of Technology
Erin Kim Tommy Douglas Secondary Boston University, UC San Diego, U of Wisconsin (Madison)
Gavin Wei Crestwood Preparatory College Boston University, UC San Diego, Pepperdine University
Tony DongHun Ko Semiahmoo Secondary Boston University, UC Davis, U of Washington
Jung Hyun Boo Medway High School Boston University, U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign)
Richard RuiDe Feng Lord Byng Secondary Boston University
Peter DiHan Wu Elgin Park Secondary UC Santa Barbara
Cobb Hu West Vancouver Secondary Northeastern University ($100,000 Scholarship)
Richard TianWen Lei Semiahmoo Secondary UC San Diego, UC Irvine, U of Washington, Purdue University (West Lafayette)
Jay Huh Sentinel Secondary UC San Diego, UC Davis, U of Wisconsin (Madison), Purdue University (West Lafayette)
Jason JiLong Li Sir Winston Churchill Secondary UC San Diego, UC Davis
Yang Han West Vancouver Secondary UC San Diego, UC Davis
Bryan Yanli zhang North Surrey Secondary UC Irvine, Pennsylvania State University (Abington)
Chris Xu Shanghai Kongjiang High School UC Irvine
Stefan Shi Burnaby North Secondary UC San Diego
Jessman Jhutty Semiahmoo Secondary US San Diego, U of Wisconsin (Madison)
Michael Hong Jie Yuan Southpointe Academy UC Davis, U of Washington
Susan Zhou Hugh McRoberts Secondary UC Davis, U of Washington
Kenneth SuhHyun Chung University Hill Secondary UC Davis
Terry Tianxi Zheng Pacific Academy UC Davis
Brian MinSeok Shin Brookswood Secondary U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign), Purdue University (West Lafayette), Ohio University
Aaron Yi Xu Earl Marriott Secondary School U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign)
Junhyung Kim Burnaby Mountain Secondary U of Illinois (Urbana Champaign)
Bryan Zhou Pinetree Secondary U of Washington
Near Han Fraser Heights Secondary Purdue University (West Lafayette)
Jeffrey Guo Semiahmoo Secondary Denison University
Justin Ma Sentinel Secondary Syracuse University, Arizona State University (Tempe), University of Arizona
Alan Zhong Walnut Grove Secondary Brigham Young University (Provo)
Mike Yingtu Huang Port Moody Secondary North Carolina State University
Samuel Rangzhu Xu Pacific Academy UC Santa Cruz
Jonasson Chen Handsworth Secondary School Pace University, U at Albany – SUNY ($5,000 Scholarship)
Andrew Song Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts The Cooper Union
Rebecca Jiang Walnut Grove Secondary Trinity University
Elaine YanNanTao Semiahmoo Secondary Pratt Institute, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Sam Li West Vancouver Secondary King’s College London (UK), HKU (HK)
Winston Zhou North Surrey Secondary U of Manchester (UK)
Jennifer Liu Fraser Heights Secondary School of the Art Institute of Chicago, California College of the Arts, School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design
Jenny Xinyu Ye Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute
Adrea ChuQiao Chen Kwantland Park Secondary School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Landy Chen Bayview Secondary School Rhode Island School of Design
Selly Jeongmin Choi Semiahmoo Secondary Maryland Institute College of Art, Otis College of Art and Design ($14,000 Scholarship), Ohio University

2018 Summer Boot Camp Surrey Campus-Elite Advanced Literacy Program (EALP)

The Elite Advanced Literacy Program is for those students who want to develop their critical thinking and writing skills. A more intensive version of Elite’s regular R&W program, the EALP is comprised of novel study, vocabulary study, and writing practice. Students will complete daily writing assignments, as well as one major writing assignment each. In addition, at the end of the week, students will write an in-class essay exam on the novel, as well as a weekly cumulative vocabulary test.

Elite Surrey Campus displays EALP of all levels for your reviewing. Welcome everyone!!

2018 Elite Annual Admission Seminar & Award Ceremony

2018 Elite Annual Admission Seminar & Award Ceremony

2018 Elite Admission Seminar & Award Ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre – Due to the popularity of our informative seminars, the attendance gets bigger and bigger every year. This year we are proud to present our keynote speaker, Edward Kim. Mr.Kim’s valuable advice to Elite students heading to big U.S. universities is an event not to be missed! The Awards ceremony portion of our program offers scholarships to the top Elite graduates of 2018, and honors our top writers from the EWW competition.

Date:  Saturday, May 26th 2017

Time: 9:50 – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Edward Kim

Venue:  Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver BC

Agenda includes:

  • Elite Award Ceremony – We will celebrate our top grads who won scholarships and acceptance into the best U.S. universities and announce the winners from EWW Spring Boot Camp. Elite students will be receiving a total of $20,000 at this ceremony, including scholarships given out to our grads, and 12 prizes for EWW winning writers.
  • Speeches by Elite Alumni – We will hear inspirational words from a few of our alumni who currently attend universities in the U.S. and another who is working for a world-renowned company after his or her successful undergraduate years.
  • University Admissions Seminar – Latest updates on US School Admission

Reservation: Registration is open, so reserve your seat now! Ask how at your nearest Elite campus.

 

 

Elite Summer Boot Camp (July 3 – August 24)

SAT Reasoning Prep with Internship (Gr.9~11)

Students will master the definitions of SAT words and sharpen their critical thinking skills through the reading analysis of various texts. This course is also comprised of weekly practice test sessions of 4 hours every week.

Senior Internship Program

For students who take SAT class, Elite offers a great Internship placement at local companies and organizations. Raise your SAT score and strengthen your college application profile at the same time. Limited seats available.

SAT All-Day Special

The Program is specially designed for students who are not able to attend SAT Reasoning Prep class. This 8 hour long class focuses on reading & writing and language skills. (6 practice tests provided)

Elite Advanced Literacy Program (EALP)

The Elite Advanced Literacy Program is for those students who want to develop their critical thinking and writing skills. A more intensive version of Elite’s regular R&W program, the EALP is comprised of novel study, vocabulary study, and writing practice. Students will complete daily writing assignments, as well as one major writing assignment each. In addition, at the end of the week, students will write an in-class essay exam on the novel, as well as a weekly cumulative vocabulary test.

SSAT Book Club (Gr.5~10)

This is an intensive verbal workout designed to enhance students’ critical reading, vocabulary and writing skills. Every week, students will be required to read a novel, complete a critical reading lesson and a synonyms analogies lesson. In addition, students will complete 2 practice essays on typical SSAT topics, and study a total of 2400 vocabulary words.

SSAT Math Workshop (Gr.5~10)

Students prepare for the quantitative (math) sections of the test and hone their ability to solve problems involving arithmetic, basic algebra and geometry.

Common Application Boot Camp

This workshop will help grade 11 students to start preparing for entrance to US colleges in August. Students will learn key aspects of the application process and will receive strategic reviews of their essays. Contact the campus for details.

Intensive Course (Gr.9~12)

This course is especially designed to facilitate students’ move into upper levels and SAT classes, as well as to help students improve in their regular secondary school classes.

Prime English -ELL Program (Gr.4~11)

Prime English is a tailored and exclusive program, targeting students in ESL. This program is for students who want to get into regular courses as soon as possible.

Campus Specific Courses

 

  • ACT Prep
  • TOEFL/ IELTS Prep
  • School Prep (Summer School, Online Course, Provincial Exam)
  • IB Prep
  • PSAT Book Club
  • Comprehension through Drama (CTD)
  • Be a Journalist (Creative Writing)
  • Shakespeare Class

 

* Each Campus has a different schedule. Please contact your nearest campus for more detail.

** Early bird discount

  • Register by April 30th and get 10% off,
  • Register by June 4th and get 5% off.
  • Only apply to students who register for more than 7 weeks

 

 

ELITE SPRING BOOT CAMP (March 19 – 29 )

Elite Writing Workshop Writing Contest (Gr.4 –11)

This intensive course is a great chance for students in R&W classes to receive extra-personalized attention in their individual writing skills. Junior students in the program will examine sample short stories and write an original short story based on the theme provided. Senior students will read a variety of essays and generate their own according to the genre and themes specified. Teachers will meticulously guide each and every student throughout the process.

  • Once a year: This special program is offered only once a year during Spring Boot Camp.
  • Writing Contest: Coinciding with Writing Contest, 3 top stories in each of each levels will be awarded at the an-nual Elite Award Ceremony & Seminar which will be held in May.
    1st Place: $200, 2nd Place: $100, 3rd Place: $50
  • Printed Book: All participants’ works will be printed in a book and given to them.
  • Cover Design: Cover Design Contest opens to all EWW students! Original artwork by Elite students will be judged, and the winner will see his or her art-work on the cover of our book.

 

Intensive Course (Gr.9-12)

This Course is especially designed to facilitate students’’ move into upper levels and SAT classes, as well as to help students improve their regular secondary school classes.

 

Prime English (Gr.6-12)

The program targets ELL students who want to get into regular courses at school as soon as possible.

 

SSAT Boot Camp (Gr.5-11)

This intensive workout is designed to enhance students’ critical reading, vocabulary and writing skills.

 

SAT Reasoning Boot Camp (Gr.10-11)

This is a special 2 week program designed for students of all levels who are prepared to commit most of their spring break to improving their SAT Reasoning Test scores. Stu-dents will use this time to focus primarily on areas they need to improve on in order to achieve better results in SAT with 5 SAT practice tests. Elite SAT Boot Camp is an opportunity for students to dramatically increase their knowledge in a short period of time.

 

ACT Boot Camp (Gr.10-12)

This is a special 2 week program designed for students of all levels who are prepared to commit most of their spring break to improving their ACT Test scores.

 

AP Boot Camp

Through Elite AP’s college-level courses, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers

– Calculus AB, BC
– Statistics
– Chemistry
– Biology
– Physics
– World History
– US History
– European History
– English Literature
– Psychology
– Human Geography
– Micro, Macro Economics

 

SAT Subject Prep
Elite’s SAT preparation program helps students navigate the test with ease and learn specific strategies for the test.

– Math
– Chemistry
– Biology
– Physics
– World History
– US History
– English

 

TOEFL / IELTS Prep
This course targets all language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.

 

 

* Each Campus has a different schedule.
Please contact your nearest campus for more detail.

2017 Winter Boot Camp (12/26~29, Jan 2~5)

SAT / ACT
Elite’s SAT/ACT Winter Boot Camp is an intense SAT/ACT prep-aration course held 8days during the two-week Winter Break. Students will take a full-length SAT/ACT practice test each day and then attend classes. The WBC offers an excellent opportunity for students preparing to take the SAT Reasoning/ACT

PSAT
PSAT CR/W club designed especially for 8th graders to 10th graders who want to get a head start on preparing SAT. This course utilizes students to develop critical reading, grammar, and writing skills. The class will run 4 hours each day include SAT vocabulary lesson. The students will take 2 full length ex-ams, including the math and essay sections.

SSAT
SSAT Winter Boot Camp is an intense course held over nine days during the two-week Winter Break. The classes meet for 4 hours a day, ten times during the break. The students will take 2 full-length exams. The students will memorize 800 vo-cabulary words, and work out hundreds of math problems. This SSAT Winter Boot Camp is an excellent program for stu-dents preparing the SSAT Test on January 2018.

Prime English
Prime English course during the winter break consists of Read-ing, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Prime English aims to build upon students’ knowledge of the world to develop the language skills they need for success in the school year.

AP Intensive Prep
Students who join 8 days of Intensive AP Test Prep classes can join the regular AP course offered in January.
Calculus AB, BC / Statistics / Physics 1, 2 / Chemistry / Biology / World History / US History / English Language and Compo-sition / English Literature and Composition / Micro, Macro Economics / Human Geography / Psychology

Reading & Literary Composition
The Elite Reading & Literary Composition is for those students who want to develop their critical thinking and writing skills. During the winter break, students come to classes four times a week, for three-hours per class, and a more intense course than regular R&W program. The R&LC is comprised of novel study, vocabulary study, article, and writing practice. Based on their placement test results, they are placed in one of 4 levels. Throughout the “LITERARY COMPOSITION”, students will be exploring different genres of writing. Students will be given extensive feedback from teachers to help them target specific weaknesses.

TOEFL & IELTS Prep
An intensive 8 week program designed to prepare students for their exams. Lesson plans incorporate vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking and writing.
Intensive Course (Grammar, Writing, Reading)
This Course is especially designed to facilitate students move into upper levels and SAT classes, as well as to help students improve in their regular secondary school classes.

 

**Each Campus has a different schedule. Please contact your nearest campus for more detail

Ivy League Exploration & Admissions Workshops (3/24-3/31 2018)

Ivy League Exploration: March 24 -31, 2018 (Spring Break Exclusive)

Elite offers an extensive exploration opportunity to ensure that this multi-faceted experience leaves a strong impression on the students and motivates them as they embark on their university preparation.

How is Elite Ivy League Exploration Different from Other Tours?

Elite Education Canada is offering students an opportunity to explore their dreams of becoming students at prestigious universities in the United States. Students will come out of this trip changed and inspired. They will travel to Ivy League Universities, and three current Ivy League students will be with the students 24/7 as mentors. Students will build a great network as they meet students, admission officers and professors from top universities. Aside from the official information sessions & campus tours that schools provide, Elite students will be able to attend orientations and classes offered by these schools, and experience college life as they write essays in a school library and dine with current students.

Elite will offer several workshops during the trip to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the application process and preparation needed, including the Common Application Workshop and Applying to US Universities and School Life as Canada Grads Workshop.

Every minute of the trip, students will be intellectually stimulated. In addition to the academic activities, there will be a mission theme throughout the trip in which students will be involved in a healthy competition. Some of the missions will include reading the New York Times’ bestseller, Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, prior to the trip so that students will have more knowledge of and interest in the Washington DC Tour, daily journal completions and public speaking/presentations. At the end of the trip, the winning team will receive a prize.

Students will visit 9 prestigious universities: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, U-Penn, Brown, MIT, NYU and Johns Hopkins.

There will be a balance between academic and meaningful entertainment to help students stay fully engaged during the trip. Students will go on excursions to historical sites and tourist attractions in Washington DC and New York.

2017 YCM Eagle Ridge Hospital Visit

Being hard of hearing should not lead to tough choices for parents, such as choosing between buying groceries or essential medical care. Unfortunately, many work hard yet struggle to provide the basic needs and are faced with incredible guilt when they cannot afford hearing aids for their child diagnosed as hard of hearing.

 

This year, a small yet a passionate and incredible group of students took part in Youth Charity Movement (YCM). Throughout the year, we participated in community events, such as Daisy Day, and organized small fundraisers outside local grocery stores. These events were a great success and it was, in no small measure, due to the community’s help in raising awareness for the cause. August 25th of 2017 marked the end of another year for YCM and thanks to the support of our local community, we made our annual visit to the Eagle Ridge Hospital to present our donation of $1320.

As the graduating class of 2018, it was our, Janny and Jun’s, last year as leaders of YCM. Throughout the many years of taking part, we were overwhelmed with joy to hear that our small gifts will change a young person’s life for the better. Knowing that our hard work made positive impacts in one’s life, we continue to be inspired by these aspiring stories. On behalf of Youth Charity Movement, we would like to thank the local community for the amazing support and our volunteers for their hard work and contribution.

 

 

 

 

2017 Fall Programs at Elite

 

Here we are at the start of another school year (where did that summer go?!) It’s time to hit the books again, write those college applications and make those grades. Elite’s staff and dedicated teachers are here to support you in all your academic endeavours. Enroll early to ensure your place in the classes you want!

Reading & Writing Clinics (Gr 3-12) are for students who want to develop their critical thinking and writing skills. R&W includes novel study, vocabulary study, articles, and essay writing practice.

Reading & Writing Plus (Gr 8-12) aims to develop critical reading and writing skills. This program is designed for the new BC Curriculum and includes various creative projects and oral presentations.

ReadiPrep (Critical Reading & Writing,   Gr 8-10) The SAT Bridge program uses popular and educational literature to develop critical reading, grammar, and writing skills. Students will read novels by writers whose works have appeared on various standardized tests such as SSAT, PSAT, and the SAT Reasoning Test. It offers a monthly practice test and a set of four connected classes taught at a pace more suitable for younger students.

SAT Reasoning Prep (Gr 10-12) offers students a package of four cohesive classes: Critical Reading, Math, Writing, and Practice Test sessions. Students meet 8 hours per week and it includes 3.5 hours long practice exam.

SSAT Prep (Gr 4-11) The Elite SSAT Prep Course is designed to prepare students for the fall and winter test dates. This program includes a monthly practice test and a set of four classes (Critical Reading, SSAT Vocabulary Analysis, Essay Writing and Math).

iBT – TOEFL (Gr 5-12) aims to increase students’ proficiency in academic English rather than concentrate solely on test-taking strategies.

Intensive Courses (Grammar, Writing, Reading) Especially designed to facilitate movement into upper levels and SAT classes, as well as to help students improve in their regular school classes.

AP Prep (For 2018 May Test) Through Elite AP’s college-level courses, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers

  • Calculus AB, BC
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics 1,2
  • World History
  • English Literature
  • Psychology
  • Human Geography
  • Micro, Macro Economics

SAT Subject Prep (Gr 10-12) Elite provides comprehensive preparation for SAT Subject Tests consisting of weekly practice test and review classes.

  • Math Level 2
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • World History
  • English Literature

ACT Test Prep (Gr 10-12) This course is designed to prepare students for the ACT Test in December.

*** ACT / IETLS Prep classes are also available in some campuses.

*** Each Campus has different schedules & Programs. Please contact your nearest campus for more detail.

Burnaby campus – Interview with Alice Luan, 2017 EWW Book Cover Design Winner

This is Alice Luan, a Burnaby Elite Student and a cover design winner. Below is an interview with her. Congratulations, Alice, for producing such a creative and beautiful cover for our 2017 EWW book.

  1. What inspired you to draw this cover page for EWW program? Do you also want to make a short acceptance speech?

I was introduced to the EWW drawing contest, I was then very eager to express my ideas in drawing. I wanted to challenge myself and take a great opportunity to hand in my drawing. I love draw, paint, and sketch because there is no right or wrong answer. Just be myself. I did not expect that I was going to win this contest. I want to say to all. Please take advantage of opportunities and not be afraid of trying new things. You never know whether or not you may like it.  There are always lots of new things that people are afraid of trying. Do things that you like! You will gradually find your confidence and feel encouraged.

  1. In which way that the Elite Writing Workshop helped you with your writing?

Elite Writing Workshop had helped me to improve my grammar and writing. I used to make lots of grammatical errors. After I had the writing workshop, I started realizing the mistakes that I have written in my essays and paying attentions to tenses, wording, and also flow of the sentences as well. I also have helped me to develop coherent paragraphs and clearly explained my main ideas through supporting details.

  1. Can you explain the ideas you want to express in your works?

Initially I decided to draw a brain with different categories inside. However, the brain was too small, so I tried to draw branches around it and created a tree. I think a tree is a symbol for life, full of opportunities and possibilities. The branches are all the things that make life interesting. After, I decided to draw all the things people around me enjoy doing and created this picture.

  1. What makes you interested in painting and arts?

I started to like arts since I was very young. I believe that I can express my interests, ideas, and characteristics in drawing. When I also look at pretty dresses and clothes, I want to wear them and possibly make them. They are also art pieces that made by designers. I think drawing is one of the essential skills that designers and artists should have. One day, I would like to become a fashion designer. I have a strong passion and high interest in arts. I have been going to drawing classes and became much more interested in arts and painting.

  1. What is your plan for this summer academically and non-academically?

 I usually plan my summer with non-academic activities because during my regular semester, I am pretty busy with school work and activities. This summer, I am going to focus on activities that I could not do because of the busy schedule that I had. First of all, I am going to learn a new music instrument, guitar, then continue playing flute and drawing classes. Also, Vancouver has very nice summer. I will probably arrange an outdoor activity like badminton at community centre nearby my house.