Resilient Ravens

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain,
all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn’t matter which path you take.
The only one wasting time is the one
who runs around and around the mountain,
telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.

– Hindu teaching

Grade 7 and 8 can be some of the best days of your life. Or some of your hardest moments. But, two things are certain.

Life gets better.

And, once a Raven, always a Raven.

Here are some stories from past Ravens sharing some of the things they’ve learned.

Don’t keep your feelings inside. - So some advice I think that will help the kids coming next year is to not keep your feelings all bundled up inside. It will help a lot if you just go talk to someone. At this school, we have really good guidance counselors that can help you a lot. When you are feeling stressed … Continue reading Don’t keep your feelings inside.
You can do it too! - On one of the first days of school, the audition music was released. I took one look at it and thought there was no way I was going to make it, but with a little practice, I realized it really wasn't so hard.
I needed some help… - At the start of grade seven, I was having a pretty tough time with my friends and my grades and even things at home were stressful. I felt like I had no one to talk to. Grade seven was already scary enough at the start because LDH is such a big school but luckily there … Continue reading I needed some help…
I wanted so badly to play - I didn't make the band and I was devastated. Later on, I went through some tough times and I was struggling. Music helped a lot, but even then sometimes music was the problem because I'd compare myself to others and think "I'm so bad at this, why am I even trying?
Doing what you love because you love it - Being a raven is about doing things because you are passionate about them, not because they entail a reward. In other words it is not about the medal but the race. I entered a Write for a Better World Contest.
When the list was posted and my name wasn’t on it… - Lots of the guys were pretty good and knew it was gonna be tough. At the end of tryouts I had one of the toughest days I can remember.

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