Student Spotlight - Gillie Ross
Every month we will feature a current student, teacher or alumni from CLIP to showcase on our blog. If you are interested in being featured, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are you?
My name is Gillie Ross, I’m in the 4th Grade
How long have you been in the CLIP program?
I started in Kindergarten, so 5 years now. My brother and sister are also in the program with me.
What are some of your hobbies or special interests?
I like hockey and Karate. I'm the goalie on a girls travel hockey team, and I'm 5th kyu in Karate. And lately I've been singing a lot of Hamilton and Moana songs.
What is your favorite subject in school?
PE's my favorite, but I like writing and reading too. They're a bit more useful.
What's your favorite after-school activity?
Karate is my favorite. I like learning new things, and how to protect myself.
Tell us about a special activity from CLIP that you enjoy.
I've been in the Chinese New Year Parade for 3 years. Hopefully next year I can be a drummer. The competition is fun, and it's really exciting when we get on TV. We've won our division one of those years.
Why do you love CLIP?
There are two reasons I love CLIP - it has a lot of special activities and I can't believe that I'm actually learning another language! AND, when I talk to my brother and sister in Mandarin, Mom and Dad don't know what we're saying!