Post submitted by Lily Zhang and Angela Fu. The LEO Club at Byrne Creek Secondary School in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada is one of more than 40 clubs at the school.
Hello, my name is Lily Zhang. I am our LEO Club’s outgoing president, and my friend Angela Fu will start her term as president next year. We are going to tell you a little bit about what makes Byrne Creek, and in particular the LEO club at Byrne, special.
First of all, we love being students at Byrne Creek! Everyone in our school feels welcomed and included. Byrne Creek is a small school with approximately 1,250 students. Even though Byrne Creek is small, our programs are well-developed and encompassing. The many diverse programs include Dance Company (in which Angela takes part), Theatre Company, Choir (Lily is a member), Jazz Bands, Leadership, and many IDS (Independent Directed Studies) courses, where students can design their own courses to take. Our school also offers Electronics, Metalwork, Ceramics, Photography, and Sculpture. Our Work Experience program encourages students to experience working in different environments and decide which future career they might be interested in. We believe our school is well-rounded; not only do we have amazing academic courses taught to us by exceptional teachers who make it fun to learn advanced placement material, but we also have many clubs that capture every student's interests, such as the LEO Club.