“What is the driving force of teenagers passion? What quality helps them to overcome their obstacles?”
Andy Lee, a Grade 10 student at Strathcona High School, always wondered about these questions. While his passion consisted of utilizing his public speaking skills, he constantly found himself back at square one. During this conflict, he encountered teenagers, who continued to walk down their path — regardless of whatever obstacles they stumbled across. He discovered a common quality that successful teenagers possessed — a quality he likes to call “Teenage Optimism.”
With this newly-identified quality, he changed from a boy, who did not know a difference between “b” and “d”, into a Student Union Executive, an advocate for underprivileged children, and a student who expressed his opinions.