Leaving Home

Leaving home always seems like a scary idea, you’re away from comfort and security, everything you’ve grown up around and you’re starting a life on your own. There are fears and anxieties, but also excitement and expectations, personally for me I’m more excited than afraid or scared. It’s a wonderful opportunity, a way to start my own life and make my own decisions, but it also means I’ll be away from all my friends, family, and people who have supported me. Although all this is true, for me the push overcomes the pull, the excitement for new opportunities defeats the fear of leaving my home, maybe it’s my want for independence, or my need for freedom. For me there is no fear about leaving home only anticipation and want.

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

The “Rutherford” is scholarship for Albertan students from the grades 10, 11 , and 12 worth the maximum of $2, 500. At the grade 10 level you ned to take two courses within the options of, Mathematics 10C, Science 10, Social Studies 10-1 or 10-2, or a second language. If you achieve a 75%-79.9% average between 5 five courses you will be eligible for $300, 80% or higher will leave you eligible for $400. At the grade 11 level you need 2 courses within the options of, Mathematics 20-1 or 20-2, Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Science 20, Biology 20, or a second language. If you achieve a 75%-79.9% average between 5 five courses you will be eligible for $500, 80% or higher will leave you eligible for $ 800. At the grade 12 level you need 2 courses within the options of, Mathematics 30-1, 30-2 or 31, Science 30, Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or a second language.If you achieve a 75%-79.9% average between 5 five courses you will be eligible for $700, 80% or higher will leave you eligible for $1, 300.

Gimp – Multiply Yourself

Original Photos:

In this project made both photos into separate layers and then used the select path tool to select the me sitting in the chair. I inverted the image of me sitting in the chair to remove the excess background.

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After that I used the clone tool to replace the border of the chair and my legs to make it look natural and then  ended up with my final results

Gimp – Colour Change


Original Photograph.

For this picture I used the airbrush tool with a hardness of 25 and size of 293 and recoloured the moon to a light blue.

When I had finished colouring the moon I used the bucket tool to reimplement the boy into the picture by colouring the blue on him back to black.

Final Photograph.

Gimp – Spot The Differences

Original Photograph.

The first change I made was the beach ball in the top left corner I changed the colour from red to yellow.


I got the yellow colour I used for it from the yellow steamboat using the colour picker.

The second change I made was removing the man on on the boat which was very easy. I took the clone tool simply put the background on the man.

The third change I had made was the old woman’s shoe from blue to green which is a very small change considering the size and the colours chosen.

The fourth change I made was the sailboat located in the middle at the very top of the horizon And all I did was erase it by cloning the sky onto it.

The Fifth change I made was the old man’s hair colour from grey to blue.

The final change I made was was removing the the “explosion” from the large beach ball

These are all the changes I made in the photo graph.

Final Photograph.

On The Sidewalk Bleeding Assessment Activity: Who Am I?

Hello my name Bodyn Riley, I am a grade 9 student that currently attends the school St.Jerome’s. St.Jerome’s is a Catholic school located in Vermillion Alberta, this school extends from Kindergarten to grade 12. This essay is about my hopes and dreams, my strengths and talents for the future, and what I like most about myself.


To start off the essay I thought I would talk about my hopes and dreams. My hopes and dreams are pretty simple and also realistic, so I’m not going to be talking about getting a pet dragon. One thing that I really want to do is get good at chess. Chess is a very hard game to play and to master, and I don’t want to master I just want to be a good player. I’d also like a big house in my future, somewhere I can go to. Now I know what you might be thinking, but why does it have to be a big house, and I’ll tell you, because no house is too big but there can be a house too small. And the final thing is to get rich. Now there are multiple ways to be rich but I was thinking money-wise so I could go on vacation after retirement. I want to be rich so I can explore, go places, learn new things, and to get a lambo. These are all my hopes and dreams about the future, and like I said, realistic and simple.


My strengths and weaknesses are of course up next on the list with the first one being chess. I like to think that I am a well advanced chess player so I put chess as one of my strengths. Like I had said before chess is a very difficult game so to be good at it is very hard, and the fact that I have gotten good is enough for me to put it into my strengths. Another thing that I am very good at is hockey. Now I’m not very good at offense in hockey and I’ll admit that, but I am good at defense in hockey. Since I can push people to the ground without a huge struggle and poke a puck with my stick so I’d say I’m pretty good at defense.


To finish off all of this I’ll say all what I like most about myself. The thing I like most about myself is my positivity, my ability to be up even in the low times. I like to think that by me staying positive I help others stay positive.  Another thing I like about myself is how funny I am, now some people will say that I’m not funny but they’re lying.

Happy Camper

Happy Camper


What are the typical problems facing teens these days?

  • Boyfriends, girlfriends, and social media are probably the biggest problems of teens today.


What’s wrong with saying “what’s wrong with teens today?”

  • I really don’t think anything is wrong with it.


How are you better and brighter than your parents’ generation?

  • If you look at your parents’ yearbook you could see one way.


How are the troubled students in more trouble than those of your parents’ generation?

  • I’m not too sure how they are they just kind of are.


When did women get to vote in Canada and the U.S.A.?

  • America: August 20, 1920.
  • Canada: 1921 but all racial groups of women in Canada didn’t get to vote until 1960.


Have you ever “Left your campsite better than you found it?”

  • Yeah, I have because I always try to, so through seeing people better when I leave I would say I have.


“Connect the dots.” What does that mean in your school?

  • Put things together, figure out what needs to be done.


How many times could you listen to “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone?

  • I could listen to it at least 6 times.


Do you know an adult that believes in you more than you believe in yourself?

  • No, I don’t.


Do you know someone you believe in more than they believe in themselves?

  • Yes, I know lots of people who I believe in more than they believe in themselves because it seems people just fill themselves with self-doubt.


What is a “Happy Camper?” How can you spot them?

  • A happy camper is someone who tries to put everyone in a good mood, a happy camper is someone who’s always supportive, and will always leave with it being better than they left it. Happy Campers are fairly easy to spot, they’re the people who are always trying to set others in a good mood.


What is the pledge of the “Happy Camper?”

  • The pledge of a Happy Camper is to make sure that everyone else around you is as happy as you are.


How will you know you are a “Happy Camper?”

  • You will know when you’re a Happy Camper if have taken and live up to pledge of a Happy Camper.

Commandments of the Church

1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation.

2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.

3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season.

4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.

5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.

From what I understand, the commandments of the Church were put in place to make sure you can maintain a healthy relationship with God while still helping the Church. It is there to make sure you have safe passage into heaven and are allowed to go to heaven in general. As for the medieval way of the Church, the commandments were there to make sure they could make money by having people pay tithes and buy indulgences they also tried to maintain control by having everyone not talk to the excommunicated. There was also a belief put into play that if you do not follow these commandments you go to hell.

Bonus: The Holy Days of obligation Christmas Day and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God.


 Independence is being able to make your own rules, not being set down on what you have to do each and every day, being able to have your ideas put into action, and not having someone always telling you what to do.