Quest Student Profiles: An Interview with Meghan

Meghan is a second year student from Vancouver. She is also a competitive big mountain free skier and a part of the Leaders in Elite Athletics and Performance (LEAP) Program at Quest.

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Meghan and one of her teammates after taking the podium at the Junior Freeski Challenge at Whistler two years ago.

Why did you pick Quest?

One of the main reasons I picked Quest was that it allowed me to continue my skiing career as I got my education. The LEAP program at Quest, along with the flexibility of the block system, allows me to take blocks off in the winter when I need to compete and take classes in the summer so I do not get too far behind on credits. I also loved the idea of the block system for learning one subject at a time.

What was the hardest part about transitioning to life at Quest?

The heavy workload at Quest. The amount of homework I get from each class is a big step up from high school, and it took me a couple of blocks to get used to it and develop ways to make sure I could get it all done.

Tell us about one of your favorite moments at Quest.Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset

Picking one moment is hard, but I love all of the Varsity sports events at Quest. The spirit and support at the soccer and basketball games is pretty amazing, and the student athletes love the support of the fans. These games are my favorite events on the Quest campus.

What are you studying/do you want to study here?

At this point I have no idea. I am still in my second year and have not taken Question yet, so I am still exploring my options through the foundation classes. I love Quest because it allows me the opportunity to explore a bunch of different subjects through the foundation program before I settle on a topic to study.

What was your favorite class at Quest?

My favorite class was the one I took last block called Paradoxes in Development. It was taught by a visiting tutor and was the first concentration class I took at Quest. For each project we did, each student was able to pick their own topics so that we could focus the class on what we were interested in individually. The material from the class was also relevant to the world today and that made the class really interesting.

What is your favorite thing about Quest?Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

Probably the block system. I love learning only one subject at a time. I feel like I learn much better that way then by doing multiple classes at once. 

I also appreciate how accommodating Quest is for my athletic career through the LEAP program. I did not think I would be able to complete my schooling while continuing to compete in big mountain skiing competitions before I found out about Quest, so this has been a great experience for me.

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