March 17, 2014

A chess fanatic, a compassionate student, and a born comedian, Sudhir Pokhrel is one of the unique individuals who is able to put a smile on my face after a rough day. If you’ve met him before, it’s certain that you’ll agree. Read this article to learn more about this amazing individual!

Jayson Subaskaran: “Give me a short biography of yourself. Where have you travelled and lived in the past?”

Sudhir Pokhrel: “My name is Sudhir Pokhrel and I am currently in Grade 11. I used to live in Thunder Bay in Ontario, Ohio in the United States, as well as Nepal, my country of origin. It was when I was in Grade 10 that I moved to Toronto. I have been living in Toronto ever since. When I arrived in Canada, I went to Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute in Thunder Bay.  After arriving in Toronto, I attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute for my freshman year, and then started going to Victoria Park Collegiate Institute from my sophomore year.”

JS: “What are some of your interests?”

SP: “One of my favourite books is John Wyndham’s 1955 novel, The Chrysalids. Apart from reading, I enjoy watching movies, my favourite film being the Brad Pitt starrer Fight Club. My favourite band is Coldplay. Some of my favourite subjects are math, physics and English.”

JS: “Do you participate in any extracurricular activities inside or outside of school?”

SP: “I am a peer tutor within VP and I am also a member of the chess club. When I am free, I volunteer at random events in our community. I also enjoy swimming and playing soccer when I have the time to do so.”

There you have it VP! Keep an eye out for Sudhir and don’t hesitate to greet your fellow VP student if you see him in the hallways or in class!