Carter F. has practically grown up on campus! He is a member of the first boys rugby team and you may have seen his gigantic dog around campus – appropriately named Hank!
1. Why did you choose to attend Ridley College?
I personally chose Ridley College because of the environment on the campus, also, I was living here so I knew the ins and outs of what it was like and I enjoyed it.
2. What are your plans for after Ridley (ex: university/ college/ gap year/ etc., what degree of study, living where, etc.)?
I would like to attend an Ontario/Quebec university that has a rugby team, I would like to study either business or sports studies. This would help me pursue a possible career as an athletic director.
3. What are your aspirations for the long-term future (Job, living where, etc.)?
I want to possibly live on the west coast, or in Europe and become either a professional rugby player, an athletic director, and/or gym owner.
4. In your opinion, what has been your greatest challenge thus far at Ridley?
Personally, my greatest challenge has been trying to overcome my academic/personal struggles in grade 11 and be who I am today with the support of teachers and friends.
5. What has been your greatest accomplishment thus far at Ridley?
My greatest accomplishment at Ridley College has definitely been attaining the role of Prefect for the 2014/15 school year.
6. Do you feel prepared going forward after Ridley?
I really do, and this is because teachers have prepared me for what is going to happen at university from learning how to take notes to participating in hands on activities in the classroom.
The guidance team especially has been helpful to me in the hunt for universities that would be ideal for me.
7. What is your favourite experience at Ridley (thus far) and your favourite part of Ridley (chapel, rowing, etc.)?
My favourite experience of ridley is definitely the sporting events, this is where the school is able to come together and cheer for their mates and we are truly able to show we are a family.
8. What have you learned from your time at Ridley?
I have learned that not everything is going to come to you and that you need to pounce on every opportunity.
9. Who is a role model for yourself (someone you know, celebrity, etc.)?
A personal role model of mine would be my father. He is my rugby coach, cadet leader and is a great teacher to others. He is very kind and he is also able to win the arguments that are needed to be won. He has helped me through my struggles and has brought me to where I am today as a prefect, and as an Ontario rugby prospect.
10. Why should prospective students choose Ridley?
One would choose Ridley because of the environment that is here, there are world-class facilities at your hands and you are able to use them to the fullest. The teachers and people at the school are very kind and they make you feel very welcome. The students are very nice and when you come here you are able to fit into your social group right away.
11. Do you have any advice for prospective students?
If you have the choice to come here, please do, it is a great opportunity worth jumping on. If you’re athletic (or wanting to be athletic), smart, and social this is a great opportunity because everything is at your disposal on the campus.