De La Salle feels like home and a second family for me. As a shy, quiet boy, the caring school community has given me the priceless opportunity to be comfortable in my shoes and feel part of something special. Additionally, the various teams and clubs at the school provide an even greater sense of belonging, allowing students to come closer together and make friendships that can last a lifetime. Furthermore, since each grade size is relatively small (around 100 students in each senior school grade), students are able to form close and meaningful relationships with nearly all of their peers, strengthening the sense of community and care throughout the school. As well, the school ensures that each of its members are appreciated and given the best opportunity to thrive. In fact, through my years here, I have never seen a student eat lunch alone or be left out of an activity or event; truly, the school community is one of inclusion, compassion, and kindness, which has allowed me to feel right at home.