by Jonathan Alderson '87, President of RLC Alumni Association
As we head into the new year, many of our grade 12 students have their sights set on choosing a university or college. It’s a big and important decision that the school staff and academic guidance team take seriously. Informed decisions are best, so to help the grade 11 & 12 class, Ms Morton engaged the RLC Alumni Association to invite a group of 15 former students to share their experience of post-secondary education and, specifically talk about the universities they attend.
On December 16th senior RLC students were introduced via Zoom conference to panels of former RLC students who now attend Queen’s University, Western University, Laurier University, University of Guelph, Trent University, and the University of Toronto. Students were given 30 minutes per university to ask questions and to understand what makes each university unique. The discussion was facilitated by Alumni Association President Jonathan Alderson ‘87, himself a graduate of Western University and Harvard University, who was impressed by the caliber of academic and professional achievement of our graduates, “I am so proud of how far many of our RLC Alumni go. We had alumni speak to students who are participating in campus community leadership, varsity sports, masters degrees, and who have successful careers in kinesiology, business, law, education, a rare book specialist working in London, England and a doctoral student at the University of Toronto's School of Nursing! Our graduates are making a difference in the world!”
A recurring question from RLC students to the alumni panels was about the workload at University. The Alumni, some of whom have just recently graduated from RLC, reassured the Grade 12’s that the good study habits, and the good organization and studentship skills they are learning at RLC will stand them in good stead for success in post-secondary. THANK YOU to the alumni who donated their time to make this a successful event!