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2013 LORAN SCHOLAR PROGRAM

IMPORTANT: Read instructions on pages i & ii before completing this application.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
LAST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE PREFERRED NAME
Zhang Terry INITIAL T Terry
❍ FEMALE DATE OF BIRTH (D/M/Y) PLACE OF BIRTH CANADIAN CITIZEN/ ● YES

GENDER ● MALE
❍ 05/02/96 Nanjing, China PERMANENT RESIDENT? ❍ NO

MAILING ADDRESS/STREET
78 Broadlands Boulevard P R O G R A M M E D ’ É T É | M E N T O R AT | R
CITY PROVINCE POSTAL CODE HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE IN YOUR CITY/TOWN?

Détermination
Toronto ON M3A 1J5 2800000
PRIMARY TELEPHONE EMAIL ADDRESS
416 289-3547 terry1zhang@gmail.com
LANGUAGES SPOKEN AT HOME
English, Chinese (Mandarin) Service
PREFERRED LANGUAGE
OF COMMUNICATION
● ENGLISH

❍ FRENCH

HOW MANY SISTERS DO


YOU HAVE?

MOTHER/GUARDIAN LAST NAME


OLDER
0 0
YOUNGER HOW MANY BROTHERS DO
YOU HAVE?

FIRST NAME
0
OLDER
1
YOUNGER MOTHER OR
GUARDIAN

OCCUPATION
● LIVING

❍ DECEASED
Leadership
FATHER OR
GUARDIAN

PHONE
● LIVING

❍ DECEASED

Xie Xiaohong Engineer 416 272-3176


Candidats recommandés 16 oct
CHECK HERE IF ADDRESS IS FULL ADDRESS DATES LIMITES POUR L’AUTOMNE 2013 Candidats directs 23 octobre, 2
THE SAME AS ABOVE ❍ ●
FATHER/GUARDIAN LAST NAME FIRST NAME OCCUPATION PHONE
Zhang Suixin Senior New Product Introduction
861 5050126694
Manager
CHECK HERE IF ADDRESS IS FULL ADDRESS
THE SAME AS ABOVE ❍ 121 Su Tong Road
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
Education record: List all secondary schools or CEGEPS you have attended, starting with the most recent:
# OF STUDENTS IN YEARS ATTENDED GRADUATION
SCHOOL NAME CITY, COUNTRY
YOUR SCHOOL (START/END) DATE(S)

1. Victoria Park Collegiate Institute North York, ON, Canada 1200 2010–2014 2014

2.

3.

NAME OF CURRENT SCHOOL/CEGEP SCHOOL CONTACT SCHOOL CONTACT EMAIL


Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Elizabeth Pengelly elizabeth.pengelly@tdsb.on.ca
CITY PROVINCE POSTAL CODE SCHOOL PHONE
North York ON M3A 2V1 416 395-3310
Post secondary institutions you are considering, in order of preference:

INSTITUTION PROGRAM NAME PROGRAM LENGTH

1. University of Waterloo Biotechnology Accounting 4

2. Queen's University Commerce 4

3. The University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey: Honors Business Administration 4

Academic/career interests:

1. Accounting and Financial Management 2. Actuarial Sciences 3. Systems Design Engineering


I certify that the information provided on this application form and in the accompanying documentation is true, accurate and complete. I have read the regulations in the Loran Scholar program application
and in the other documents accompanying this application. I agree to be bound by all of them. Moreover, I authorize the provision of any information held or to be held by secondary schools, post-secondary
institutions, community organizations and others, relating to my application, including but not limited to personal evaluations and transcripts, to the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation (“CMSF”). I understand
and accept that: [1] such information, as well as the personal information contained in this application, will be used by CMSF’s selection committee for the purpose of selection and to facilitate ongoing
administrative correspondence with applicants, necessary to further the objectives of CMSF and to improve the selection process; [2] CMSF will not release application evaluations or the results of the evaluation
process, except to inform me whether or not my application has been accepted; and [3] for all questions regarding my personal information held on file by CMSF, including updates thereof, I may contact CMSF
at the address contained in the application. Finally, if my application if I am selected for an award, I authorize the publication of my name, photo, school, city and province of residence on the CMSF publications.

SIGNATURE DATE
2013-11-15

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STUDENT NAME ___________________________________
Terry T Zhang

ACTIVITY RECORD
1. Please list all activities in which you have participated since September 2011, including those in your current academic year.
Please indicate your role in each year you participated.

School & Community Service: Artistic/Musical:


For example: Yearbook - Video Editor, Multicultural Club-Participant, etc. Put “S” for school activities; “P” for private lessons; “C” for community activities, and
“I” for independent pursuits. NOTE: If you were a section leader or concert/choir
master, please add “SL” (for section leader) or “CM” (for concert/choir master).
SEP. 2011- 2012- 2013- SEP. 2011- 2012- 2013-
AUG. 2012 2013 2014 AUG. 2012 2013 2014

✔ ✔ Coordinator
Chess in the Library: Volunteer (2011-2012), Volunteer ✔ Piano (2012-14), Chess Tournament Director P
(2012-14)
I I
✔Camp Volunteer
City of Toronto Parks and Recreation: Summer Clarinet (SL) C S I
Peer Tutoring: Provided assistance on all academic✔subjects
✔ Tenor Saxophone (SL) S S
✔ Phone
Hearing Every Youth through Youth: Youth Help ✔ Counselor
✔ Jazz (all three
Band: years)
Co-Founder and Leader since 2012 (SL)
S S
✔ in 2013-2014:
Math Club: Member in 2011-2013, Club Leader ✔ ✔ prepare
Music students for math contests, provide homework
Theory P P help
✔ ✔Leader in Talent
Camp Tamakwa Trip: Camper in 2011-2012, Team 2012-2013:
Showled ten campers
Performer: Piano (2012-2014) S S S
Victoria Park Athletic Council: Council Volunteer ✔
✔ (2011-2012), Council Member (2012-2013): organize and volunteer at Intramural
✔ Co-Leader
✔years,
Victoria Park Chess Team: Member in all three ✔ in 2013-2014

✔in 2013-2014
DECA: Member in 2011-2012, Finance Trainer
Junior Achievement: Student Company Program @✔Victoria Park C.I.: Vice President of FInance

Competitions / Conferences / Athletics:


Special Programs: Put “S” for sports in which you represented your school in interscholastic
competition; put “HL” for house-leagues or intramurals; put “T” for club sports
within your community. NOTE: If you were a Captain of a team, please put “C.”
SEP. 2011- 2012- 2013- SEP. 2011- 2012- 2013-
AUG. 2012 2013 2014 AUG. 2012 2013 2014

Shad Valley: University of British Columbia ✔ Cross Country S S


Markham Music Festival: Piano Competitions ✔ ✔ Track and Field S
Guelph Science Olympics: Team Leader, won✔second and third in two events
Swimming S T
Global Youth Conference: Member (2011-2013), Hopeful Organizer (2013-2014)
Badminton T T T
Toastmasters ✔ Volleyball HL HL
Ultimate Frisbee T T
Baseball T T T

2. EMPLOYMENT / ENTREPRENEURIAL - Please list your current and previous employment:

EMPLOYER POSITION FROM (MM-YYYY) TO (MM-YYYY) AVG HRS/WK

City of Toronto Rec Snowboard Instructor 12-2012 03-2013 15.0


Jaye Xiong Snowboard Instructor 01-2013 03-2013 2.0
Junior Achievement VP of Finance 10-2012 05-2013 3.0

3. HOBBIES - List up to five: 4. AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS - List up to three:


Snowboarding across North America Shad Valley UBC: Best Business Pitch to investors
Learning difficult piano pieces to perform Markham Music Festival: Second Place Classic Sonata
Camping across Canada Section
Watching professional sports Academic and Extracurricular Involvement Recognition
Cycling as a mode of transportation within High School

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STUDENT NAME ___________________________________
Terry T Zhang
ACTIVITY RECORD
5. Please list, in order of importance to you, up to four school or community activities in which you have invested significant energy in the last three
years, and state how you contributed. Be sure to include approximate hours per week and the start and end dates (MM-YYYY) for each activity.

A) ACTIVITY / ROLE Chess in the LIbrary HRS/WK 3.0

START DATE (MM/YYYY) 06-2011 WHO OR WHAT Yuanling Yuan, founder of the program, inspired me to take on a leadership
PROMPTED
YOUR role in the program, to recruit volunteers from other cities, to provide a
END DATE (MM/YYYY) 06-2014 INVOLVEMENT?learning opportunity to others.
In 2011, I volunteered at three Toronto locations, teaching many children chess strategies for free. In
DESCRIBE YOUR
2012, I facilitated the distribution of chess inventory to other locations, managed and directed two
CONTRIBUTION large chess tournaments of over 70 participants, and helped expand the program to Brampton. In
2013, I am organizing and recruiting new volunteers and working to expand the program to other
Canadian cities.
B) ACTIVITY / ROLE Junior Achievement Student Company HRS/WK 6.0

START DATE (MM/YYYY) 10-2012 A desire to grasp a real-life experience of managing the finances of a
WHO OR WHAT
PROMPTED
YOUR company and motivation to make a difference in the global community as a
END DATE (MM/YYYY) 05-2013 INVOLVEMENT?
social entrepreneur inspired me.
I was the Vice President of Finances in the company, recording all financial transactions, planning and
DESCRIBE YOUR
adhering to a budget, producing monthly financial statements. I developed my presentation skills as a
CONTRIBUTION salesperson and generated over $100 in sales over three hours at RBC locations, ultimately
contributing to our student company donating $500 to Free the Children in their project to build a well
in Africa.
C) ACTIVITY / ROLE Hearing Every Youth through Youth (HEYY): Youth Help Phone Counselor HRS/WK 3.0

START DATE (MM/YYYY) 03-2011 WHO OR WHATMy desire to anonymously help others suffering from difficult problems within
PROMPTED
YOUR the community and improve my problem solving and communication skills
END DATE (MM/YYYY) 06-2013 INVOLVEMENT?
inspired me to volunteer in the organization.
I was trained in, and responded to over 20 different cases, ranging from relationship issues to
DESCRIBE YOUR
personality and eating disorders, as well as depression and bullying, over the telephone during my
CONTRIBUTION volunteer experience. I actively listened to those who voiced their issues and helped them arrive at
their own solution that they believe is the most effective manner to resolve their issues.

D) ACTIVITY / ROLE Jazz Band HRS/WK 2.0


START DATE (MM/YYYY) 09-2012 Lack of musical opportunities in school, desires to learn a new instrument, to
WHO OR WHAT
PROMPTED
YOUR help orchestrate students, and to lead sectionals to improve the musical
END DATE (MM/YYYY) 05-2014 INVOLVEMENT?
abilities of others inspired me.
I co-founded Jazz Band with my friends and advertised to many musically talented friends within the
DESCRIBE YOUR
school. I worked with the staff advisor to lead sectional practice sessions with different instruments,
CONTRIBUTION helping students develop better grasp of rhythm and expression in jazz. I conducted and orchestrated
Jazz Band during Bill 115 and successfully coordinated the Band's first performance in a Christmas
Concert.
6. ABOUT YOU - Tell us five things you’ve done that, taken together, tell people who you are.

I) Surgery Recovery and Physiotherapy


II) ARCT Piano Performance Diploma
III) Chess in the Library Program Expansion
IV) Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors Level 1 Course Completion
V) Shad Valley-University of British Columbia 2013

7. COMMUNITY SERVICE-please check box(es) if you were required to complete community service or extracurricular activities as part of your:
40.0
o Secondary School Diploma o Post-Secondary Acceptance Course o Course o Other______________________ Total Hours Required______

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STUDENT NAME ___________________________________
Terry T Zhang
SHORT ESSAYS
1. Describe what you consider to be your most significant volunteer contribution to date in terms of its value to your school or larger community.
Why was it important to you and to others?
My involvement in the Chess in the Library Program is my most significant volunteer contribution to date.
In 2011, I began my experience by volunteering at three library branches in Toronto. For six months, I dedicated my
Saturdays to teaching the participants (mostly children) at each branch chess strategies for free and as a result, I met many
parents and became friends with many of the participants I taught. I was able to develop important and effective
communication skills, as well as great patience as a teacher and an approachable personality through my interactions with
the participants. I achieved immense satisfaction through helping many participants reach a milestone of learning new things
in life (fundamentals of chess). More importantly, I was able to cultivate a growing sense of excitement for chess in both the
participants and the parents and see my impact on the amateur chess community in Toronto, as the young participants
would return to the branch each week with an eagerness to learn something new with the parents watching on with
enthusiasm.
In 2012, I organized two free chess tournaments for program participants in Toronto. Both tournaments attracted over 70
young participants along with over 150 parents and siblings to cheer their friends on. While handing out free medals and
trophies, I realized the importance of the free opportunities and events that Chess in the Library offers to its participants;
children, parents, and seniors alike are able to enjoy their passions and learn new things for free, with annual tournaments
serving to bring together the chess community. I also worked to expand the program to other locations in Canada (Brampton,
Caledon) by establishing a regional director as a liaison, coordinating volunteers, and distributing chess sets to the
appropriate locations. Volunteering at Chess in the Library provides free, chess-learning opportunities for chess enthusiasts,
volunteer and leadership experience for adolescents, and a means of bringing people from within a community together to
interact through chess.

2. Describe a time you challenged yourself by taking on a task/project you felt was beyond your scope and capability at the time.
Why did you do it? What happened?
One of the most challenging projects in my life began in the summer of 2013; I had a major surgery on both my legs in
August to correct bone deformity and faced a tough task of navigating through daily life for six months in a wheelchair. My
goal was to endure the struggles of post-surgery life while simultaneously striving for excellence within my school.
Daily routines, such as bathing, sleeping, and travelling became tiresome tasks that would take three times as long as it
would have before the surgery. My doctor said that it was unlikely for me to go to school in September; I worked hard to
prove him wrong and extend my capabilities by enduring physical pain and mental fatigue during physiotherapy to build
enough muscle and stamina to go to school.
In school, being enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program, I was bombarded with evaluations while coping with a
strict bedtime set to 9:30pm. I felt mentally drained and physically fatigued every day because I was challenging myself to
excel in school while getting necessary rest, yet I persevered towards my goal. I was able to develop time management skills
that allowed me to efficiently complete my tasks, while also sleeping for eight hours each night. I learned to prioritize my
health over my school life, realising that my health is much more important than academic success. I gained a new sense of
self-confidence by ignoring how other people perceived me. Most importantly, I learned to appreciate the small details in life
that are often taken for granted (caring parents, clean water, warm shelter) in Western society. I increased my physical and
mental capabilities, and gained a better sense of life through my humbling experience; I now perceive world through a
different set of lenses. The surgery ignited new passion to help underprivileged in global community who are far worse off
than I was in my first two months of post-surgery life.

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STUDENT NAME ___________________________________
Terry T Zhang

3A) Please list up to three significant leadership roles where you managed others.

LEADERSHIP ROLES # OF PEOPLE DIRECTLY MANAGED HRS/WK START/END DATES

I) Chess in the Library Tournament Director 25 2.0 10-2013–06-2014


II) Jazz Band Leader 30 1.0 10-2012–05-2014
III) Snowboard Instructor 12 15.0 12-2012–03-2013

3B) Using one of the leadership roles listed above, describe how you led a group of people towards a common goal.
Using concrete examples, how did you engage others? What difficulties did you encounter? What were the outcomes?
Working as a snowboard instructor for the City of Toronto in 2013, I was able to lead several groups on several occasions
towards a common goal: learning how to snowboard. I kept my leadership role very flexible, changing my approach to
tailor it to the needs of my students. My general formula involved establishing an emotional connection with my students,
providing clear examples of what they were to learn, and providing enough practice for them to achieve their goal.
For group lessons with older children (12-14 year olds), I kept my students engaged by encouraging friendly competition
amongst them and transform their learning experience into a fun and interactive one; I promised my students a snowball
fight only if they were to behave and work hard to master what they were learning. For group lessons with younger
children (5-9 year olds), I kept my students engaged through storytelling and childish interactions (analogies to cowboys
and ballerinas during my lesson). As a result, I maintained clear communication with my younger students despite our
differences in age. Sometimes, the younger students would become unfocused and distracted. As a leader, I learned to
recognize when my group became disengaged and how to get them back onto track, be it through giving them a small
period of rest, or an activity that allows them to refocus. With the children, I would play a few games with them, then
incorporate the games into the lesson plan to keep them focused.
For all my classes, I assumed an approachable personality so my students would not hesitate to ask questions. I provided
positive feedback, remained positive, optimistic, and never criticized or complained. I remained patient as a leader and
never gave up on my students even when they were struggling, as I eventually helped push them all to becoming
successful snowboarders. I believe through my teaching experience, I gained invaluable traits that I believe define a
leader in a community.

4. Describe a time when you took the initiative to address an unmet need at school or in the community.
What was the need and what steps did you take? What were the results of your actions?
I was always interested in performing music in front of others and was disappointed that in my third year of high school,
there was not a dedicated music group that would perform at school events. I knew several friends, as well as some
younger students, that were musically talented, but we all lacked an opportunity to play advanced pieces for performance
and enjoyment. As a result, I co-founded my high school's first Jazz Band, addressing the unmet need for a means to
learn, play, and perform catchy jazz pieces.
The new music teacher at the school was at first skeptical; however we convinced her to become the staff advisor for the
band by assembling many musicians interested in playing jazz music. The demand for the band and my promise to work
hard to ensure the success of the band, ultimately led to the inception of Jazz Band. I helped the advisor conduct, correct
areas of weaknesses, and even taught jazz harmony and improvisation. I took it a step further by leading sectional
practices, where I was the conductor for an entire group of instruments (saxophones, trombones, trumpets). Relying on
my music background, I was able to provide advice to the Band members on expressing melodic tunes and gaining a
better sense of jazz rhythm. The Band's progress was abruptly halted by Bill 115, which prevented the Band's staff advisor
from supervising Jazz Band. I took the initiative to be the conductor of the Band myself, organizing lunch practices and
continuing to point out harmonic and rhythmic weaknesses. At the Christmas concert, the Jazz Band performed
successfully for the first time and I was in charge, conducting the Band even in the absence of the music advisor; I
effectively stepped in and addressed the need for a music leader. The success of Jazz Band prompted the staff advisor to
form other music groups to provide a better musical experience for students at my high school.

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VERIFICATION AND ENDORSEMENT
1. Activity Verification: I have examined the applicant’s activity pages (2 and 3 on this application), and I attest that they accurately
describe the applicant’s activities to the best of my knowledge.
NAME OF SCHOOL OFFICIAL OR COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE TITLE AND ORGANIZATION
Elizabeth Pengelly Guidance Counselor, Victoria Park Collegiate Institute
EMAIL SIGNATURE
elizabeth.pengelly@tdsb.on.ca
2. Reference: Please provide the name and email of a reference who may be contacted during the selection process.
Choose someone who is not a relative or friend but who knows you and your activities well.
NAME OF REFERENCE TITLE AND ORGANIZATION EMAIL
Jess Tang (778)-990-6012 Program Manager, Shad Valley UBC jesstang7@gmail.com
3. Certification of Sponsorship and Endorsement: For Sponsored Applicants only - not Direct Pool
NAME OF STUDENT NUMBER OF STUDENTS
IS ONE OF

NAME OF SCHOOL
SPONSORED APPLICANTS FROM

(High schools may sponsor up to 3 candidates, CEGEPS up to 5.)

4. Letter of Endorsement- Briefly state the applicant’s qualifications for the Loran Scholar program. Your personal observations of
and experiences with the candidate will be most helpful since the selection committee already has access to the student’s academic
record and activities. The endorsement should fit in the space below as extra pages are not read. Please ensure that you have read the
candidate’s application.

SIGNATURE OF ENDORSEMENT WRITER SIGNATURE OF PRINCIPAL/HEAD OF INSTITUTION

NAME AND TITLE OF ENDORSEMENT WRITER NAME OF PRINCIPAL/HEAD OF INSTITUTION

EMAIL EMAIL

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Ministry of Education ONTARIO STUDENT TRANSCRIPT Date of Issue/ Date de delivrance
Ministère de 2013/10/10
l'Éducation RELEVÉ DE NOTES DE L'ONTARIO 1 of /de 1

Surname / Nom Given Names /Prénoms MIN / OEN / NIM / NISO Student Number / Numéro matricule Gender/Sexe Birthdate / Date de naissance
Year / Année Month / Mois Day / Jour
Zhang Terry Tianrun 146-938-659 310-302-203 M 1996/02/05
Name of District School Board / Nom du conseil scolaire de district Number / Numéro School / École Number / Numéro Date of Entry / Date de l'admission
Year / Année Month / Mois Day / Jour
Toronto District School Board B66052 Victoria Park Collegiate Institute 949353
2010/09/07
Date Course Course Code / Percentage Credit / Compulsory / Note
Grade / Course Title / Titre du cours code du cours Grade crédit obligatoire
Year / Month / Précisions
année Note en
Année Mois du cours pourcentage

2011 02 9 Instrumental Music-Band AMI1O1 99 1.00 X


2011 02 9 English ENG1D7 95 1.00 X
2011 02 10 Introduction to Computer Studies ICS2O7 94 1.00 X
2011 02 9 Healthy Active Living Education PPL1OM 87 1.00 X
2011 06 9 Issues in Canadian Geography CGC1D7 97 1.00 X
2011 06 9 Core French FSF1D7 95 1.00 X F
2011 06 9 Principles of Mathematics MPM1D7 96 1.00 X
2011 06 9 Science SNC1D7 90 1.00 X
2011 11 10 Civics and Citizenship CHV2O1 91 0.50 X
2012 02 11 Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters CGF3M7 96 1.00 X
2012 02 10 Core French FSF2D7 90 1.00 F
2012 02 10 Career Studies GLC2O1 98 0.50 X
2012 02 10 Science SNC2D7 90 1.00 X
2012 06 10 Canadian History since World War I CHC2D7 93 1.00 X
2012 06 10 English ENG2D7 88 1.00 X
2012 06 11 Core French FSF3U7 90 1.00 F
2012 06 10 Principles of Mathematics MPM2D7 96 1.00 X
2012 07 11 Financial Accounting Fundamentals BAF3M1 97 1.00 X
2013 01 11 Functions MCR3U7 100 1.00 X
2013 06 12 World Issues: A Geographic Analysis CGW4U7 98 1.00
2013 06 11 English ENG3U7 93 1.00 X
2013 06 12 Core French FSF4U7 96 1.00 F
2013 06 12 Philosophy: Questions and Theories HZT4U7 93 1.00
2013 06 12 Mathematics of Data Management MDM4U7 96 1.00
2013 06 11 Chemistry SCH3U7 90 1.00
2013 06 11 Physics SPH3U7 86 1.00
*** Last Official Entry / Fin du relevé de notes ***

SUMMARY OF CREDITS / TOTAL DES CRÉDITS 25.00 17.00


Community Involvement / Service communautaire Provincial Secondary School Literacy Requirement/Exigence provinciale de compétences linguistiques Specialized Program / Programme spécialisé
Completed N/A Successfully Réussi en N/A
x Terminé S.O. x Completed in English Français S.O.

Diploma or Certificate / Diplôme ou certificat Issue Date Date de délivrance Authorization / Autorisé par
year / année month / mois