Finn Wolfhard SPEAKS As ALUMNUS In His Old Secondary School: 'I Loved It'
"I think any kid [...] should really consider St. Pats because I loved it and I will always love it." Finn Wolfhard says.
25 January 2021 by Fachana Techamaneewat
On January 25, Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard gave a speech as an alumnus for his old school St. Patrick Regional Secondary School in Vancouver, citing that he "loved" it there.
In St Patrick's Instagram post, Finn talks about being a graduate from the "Class of 2020 in June" and describes the school as "amazing".
I “Hey, it’s Finn Wolfhard. I’m here making a video for St. Pat’s Regional Secondary School. I graduated Class of 2020 in June and I’m really excited to be here to talk to all you guys watching about this amazing school."
Finn explains that he was homeschooled for Grade 7 and that he was "scared" to go back to regular school because he didn't have a "great time" in his previous schools.
However, when he attended St. Patrick's Open House, he immediately "felt at home" with the teachers who took him "seriously as a person".
I "For grade 7, I homeschooled. And I was pretty scared about going back to regular school because I didn’t have a great time when I went to school."
I "But when I went to the Open House, I immediately felt really at home with all the teachers. The teachers really felt like my friends and took me seriously as a person. And so from then on, I really wanted to go to St. Pats."
Finn then adds that it was "the best school experience anyone can ask for", and that it's an "incredible place" for inspiring artists and athletes.
I "And then I got in and it was the best school experience anyone can ask for. The teachers were really inviting. You could really talk to them about anything. Over time, you’ll meet a lot of amazing people."
I "And also if you want to be an artist, it’s a pretty incredible place. And if you want to be an athlete, it’s also a pretty incredible place because we have one of the best school teams in all of Vancouver and the best choir and some of the best visual artists."
Finn also reveals how St. Patrick Regional Secondary School allowed him to work on Netflix's Stranger Things as well as making his schooling flexible to accommodate for his shooting schedule.
I "And for me especially, I was in a show that was pretty popular and St. Pats let me go and do that and gave me work to do when I was there. And they let me come back."
I "And that’s pretty incredible that they let me do all those things and they made it easy for me. So they’re very pro following whatever you want to do in your dreams."
Finally, Finn ends the video by telling other students to "consider" St. Patrick Regional Secondary School.
I "I think any kid watching this now, should really consider St. Pats because I loved it and I will always love it. [...] I really loved this school and I hope you will too."
In the same Instagram post, St. Patrick Regional Secondary School explains that their "High Performance" program is for students who have singing or film careers.
For Finn Wolfhard and his role as Mike Wheeler in Netflix's Stranger Things, St. Patrick explains that they scheduled his schooling around his needs and ensured that he achieved enough credits to graduate.
I "Alum Finn Wolfhard attended St. Patrick from Grade 8-12. When Netflix cast him as Mike in Stranger Things, his family and our Administration knew things were about to change in his life personally and academically."
I "Our High Performance program is intended for learners who are competing at the provincial, national and/or international level or involved in other programs such as singing and film careers."
I "Students like Finn and his family sit down with Administration and a schedule is created that works around their needs as well as making sure all course credit requirements are achieved for graduation."
I "Watch this video Finn created speaking to future Celtics! Once a Celtic… Always a Celtic!"
Fun Fact: When Finn graduated from the school back in June 2020, the Stranger Things cast, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) congratulated him.
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Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.