Category Archives: Student Showcase

Junior Achievement – Thursday Night Group

Every Thursday night, a group of 30 students mostly from Lester B Pearson and Crescent Heights, get together with Business leaders of the community to create and Entrepreneurial business. This year they created a product called Visus, and the company name is Perspective.

Visus is a Virtual reality head set that can be used with your cell phone, the company designed the product in a few well known designs such as Ninja Turtles, Batman, and Iron man.

This year our team has been very lucky on top of getting retweeted by 2 of the Dragon Den Dragons, we also got a chance to show our product off directly to the Mayor of Calgary.

Below you will see a picture of our President and a vice president of the company, meeting and showing off our product (Ironman) with Mayor Nenshi.

As This year’s Junior Achievement company program is winding down we all look forward to seeing how well our team does against the other Junior Achievement teams at the Celebration Of Achievement in March.

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Perspective – a Junior Achievement Student Venture Company

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Perspective is a Junior Achievement student venture company, with students from Both Lester B Pearson High School and Crescent Heights High school. This year they created a Virtual reality headset, where by adding your cell phone to the headset allows you to immerse yourself in the world of VR.

Perspective has been working very hard and would like to invite you to come check out their company and all the other Junior achievement companies February 11 at Cross Iron Mills Mall from 10 am to 9 pm ( by the food court).

Please also check out our Twitter account, @JAPerspective and check out our retweets from Dragon Den Dragons, Brett Wilson and Arlene Dickinson as well as our Mayor N. Nenshi.

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Diversity Project

Mentorship program project: #EMBRACE DIVERSITY

“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man&emdash;The maximum amount of hatred, for the minimal amount of reason”

-Abraham Lincoln

Racism and stereotypes, in every form, spring from ignorance. Even though we may not see a lot of it here in Canada, trust me, it’s a big problem in other parts of the world, and it has been such since ages. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. WE are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that our generation needs. And bringing about this change is easy, as no one is born hating another because of his skin color, background or religion. People learn to hate. And if they can live they can learn to hate; and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally in human nature than its opposite. And education is perhaps the most powerful weapon one can use to fight racism at its source, and change the world for good. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and stereotypes that the bright daybreak of unity and oneness can never become a reality. However, for now, we need to understand that racism is still with us, in some devastating forms. Being enlightened, it is up to us to brace our next generations for what they have yet to meet, and hopefully soon we shall overcome it. In the end, I want to say that “You don’t fight racism with racism, but with solidarity and education”.

-Sirjan Sukhraj, Gr.10, Lester B.Pearson School