Stu Cowan: Former Canadien Steve Bégin gets his high school degree
|Montreal Gazette 08 Nov 2018 at 14:15|
“He did it very well,” St-Pierre said. “ChallengeU, it’s a new platform. It’s not an easier way to get the diploma, it’s just a different way for people that didn’t have a chance to finish (high school). I will always be there to promote education. … I think it’s very important and it can help many different people in our society.” St-Pierre got into mixed martial arts because he was bullied at school while growing up in St-Isidore. He’s the most interesting athlete I have ever interviewed, having enjoyed 25 minutes with him one-on-one last year. He is thoughtful, humble and intelligent with a passion for paleontology — the study of fossils as a way of getting information about the history of life on Earth and the structure of rocks. “He’s an all-around good person,” Bégin said about St-Pierre. “I’m like him. … I’m on a different level, but I like challenges. When he asked me, I said yes for sure. “I didn’t want him to slap me around,” Bégin added with a laugh.