Education. At first glance, Lydia Janney, Isaac Lafortune, and Ethan Vachon have relatively different educational backgrounds. However, these three students from Collège Rivier share the same feeling, one of perseverance.
At the dawn of the School Days of Perseverance, which will take place from February 12 to 16, Lydia, Isaac and Ethan want to tell their story, despite the few risks that await them. Quietly, they choose their seat in the room where technology is not allowed. Therefore, we are not surprised to see puzzles or even chess on the various tables that furnish the room.
So how are their studies going? “That's true,” Isaac Lafortune admits frankly. Fourth grade is a big year, I know that. I have a lot of effort to put into my classes to be well prepared for my final year of high school. Usually it doesn't get that bad. »
This 15-year-old student continues his momentum of candor. “Am I one of the first to finish my work? Never. I do it at my own pace. It may take me a little longer than others to finish it, but when I do my work, I do my best and I do it well. Plus, I do it in a good mood.” He says, smiling.
As for Lydia Gagné, she made a big leap from primary school to high school during the past school year. According to him, adaptation still occurs naturally. “I work at my own pace and don't hesitate to go into recovery if I need to. I'm a methodical and organized student. It helps me a lot in some of the subjects I have more difficulty with.”
Halfway through high school, Ethan Vachon says he's having some trouble learning English and history. “I'm not giving up,” he says with an air of determination, but also somewhat embarrassed. I love physical education. It bothers me a little. I like basketball, dodgeball. It's a way for me to get over myself, to vent my power. »
Don't give up…even outside of class
The three teenagers also adopted this attitude of not giving up despite the difficulties in their daily lives.
Starting with Ethan, who works outside school hours on a rice farm, in addition to tending his own crops. “My parents would say I really like money,” he says with a laugh.
“This means I have a little busier seasons than others. It's a big motivation for me. I grow pumpkins, pumpkins and a few carrots in the spring, then sell them later in the season.”
However, it was not easy for the young businessman last year. “There was heavy rain and almost all my vegetables rotted. When I saw that things were not improving, I felt sad. I learned a lesson from it. I don’t allow myself to get discouraged. I try to be like that in school too.”
Therefore, it is neither a bad harvest nor a low grade that will make anyone who wants to continue their studies at CRIFA, once they finish high school, give up.
Isaac would like to become an actor when he grows up. »
The person who can also occasionally be heard on the co-op radio microphone during certain columns is looking to start the theater option in a few days.
Unlike her classmates, Lydia may have more time to figure out what she wants to do when she grows up. With her parents involved in the agricultural sector, it wouldn't be impossible for her to take this path. One thing is for sure, she has kind words for the teachers around her. “They are there to help us and support us. It could be in our classes or even our morale. It is something I enjoy,” she concluded.