Blake Turner

Thornhill Secondary School
Mini Bio: 
Blake, who participated in the 2002 biology competition while in his second to last year at Thornhill Secondary School (Thornhill, Ont.), received a National Biology Competition scholarship and is now attending U of T's Innis College. Blake, 19, is taking first-year courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and Italian, and plans to continue pursuing his interests in biology, possibly specializing in immunology. Blake's advice for high school students as to how best to maximize their success in school: "All things in moderation. Study, go to class, but don't overdo it or become a hermit. If you're solid on the material, take a break, hang out with friends. But don't go slacking off if you're not confident on the material. Life is a balancing act, a mix of business and pleasure."