Volume 56 Dalat International School Tanjung Bunga 11200 Penang, Malaysia Tel: 60-4 899-2105 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.dalat.org Population: 624 Students /147 Staff Reflector 2017
rom a spark, David Unruh (12) creates a small flame. The fire flickered and burned slowly; but he kept breathing life into it, despite the flames spouting thick smoke and dancing dangerously close to his face.
When the Days Fly By in a Second
Rahul Gill (11) Uncle Scott Poulter
Sophie Lee (K) Hae Song Min (K) Nadia Nadapdap (K)
Benjamin Mauger (12) Kevin Kim (12)
and more. Blink. A SPLIT SECOND may come and go, but you won’t forget to treasure each moment as the days fly by. —By Lilian Li
Aubrey Rude (P4) Kristina Boyd (P4)
In a SPLIT SECOND, the second day of school came and went, then the third, fourth, fifth to fifty-eighth, and so on. Lee Chong Wei nearly won gold in the Rio Olympics 2016. Riots broke out in Seoul, Korea. The Syrian civil war continued to expand. Donald Trump won the U.S. Presidential election. Mr. Doug and Mrs. Marsha Yost returned and met students “offline.” The Eagle Games replaced the traditional Track and Field Day. Freaky Friday spooked middle-schoolers. The varsity boys’ soccer team won the first ACSC title for the school. The Black Box drama stalked people’s Facebooks. Bubble teas disappeared from the Junior Class Store, replaced by monthly milkshakes. Blink. Another day goes by. Another moment flits away. You can hardly remember the first day of the school year, and you realized you’ve been too preoccupied keeping grades up, avoiding detention and the “no-fly list,” stressing about who to ask for the Christmas Banquet, spending Saturdays on junior class, drama, or Journalism layouts,
Mr. Larry Chinn Derek Kes (7) Ruthie Allen (8)
Excited, stressed, happy, anxious—you entered the first day of school. Your eyes glanced at familiar and foreign faces as you walked to your locker that once belonged to the upperclassmen. A crowd of black-and-purple shirts walked by you; and you stand in awe of the seniors of the school, anticipating when you would leave a legacy behind. You follow a stream of students to the chapel where you choose a spot that you would sit in for the rest of the year. You reassure the new student next to you that they didn’t actually have to dance like Mr. Brian Brewster always joked; but instead of a normal welcome-back announcement, Mr. Brewster surprised everyone and Mrs. Brandi Brewster with an anniversary celebration. Already, you knew that this year would turn out special and different as you headed out the doors, holding your class schedule, trying to find classrooms in the new CASTLE building and in the old library, telling yourself, I am going to make the most of my time here. You remember your first day as a preschooler, learning basic rules like be kind, always say “please” and “thank you,” and share. In elementary, you continued the same rules, practiced sitting on the carpet diligently, and had morning meetings to start the day with joy. Middle schoolers, especially the fifth graders, worried about Ns, health classes, and matrices.
Sam Hofer (12)
Head poking out of the alien, Jonathon Chinn (11) stares intently at the little human with the sponge-weapon. Juniors volunteered during the Open House event to sell drinks and snacks and to help kids have fun.
Emily Chew (9), Jack the dog
Mr. Larry Chinn, Jesse Benjamin Lohman (11), Adrian Nonis (11), Felix Tobias (11) Mauger (12)
Ms. Emily Grad, Emmett Balzer (12)
Mersades Zimmer (12)
Aunt Val Weidemann, Keito Watanabe (12)
Mrs. Michele Trescott, Kimberly Horton (12)
Christy Chow (12), Jarrod Chang (12)
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Fist in the air, Lauren Worten (6) splashes Noah Kaney (6) with water as Anjali Kaptain (6) watches. Middle schoolers relaxed in the pool and bonded closer to each other during retreats.
Fumbling with chopsticks, Megan Chang (12) eats as many M&Ms as she can pick up while Shoko Tezuka (12) tries to roll a 6 for her turn to eat candy. The Senior Transition Retreat consisted of life lessons, bonding, and silly games.
You wished you could finish your homework in a SPLIT SECOND, but the desire to procrastinate urged you to stop and check your phone. No! Think about all the activities you could do when you finish all your homework. You don’t want to spend your student life attempting to do homework and procrastinating and repeating the cycle. Even when the school moved to a relaxation center for British soldiers in the 1970s, students didn’t laze around. At the beginning of the each semester, middle schoolers retreated to Cinta Sayang Resort and to Turtle Beach to relax before homework flooded in. On the way back on the choppy boat ride, middle schoolers savored the festivities before they returned. Eighth graders especially relished in their freedom on their second-semester retreat before they headed to high school. Seniors, on the other hand, appreciated every moment they had left during the Senior Transition Retreat. Leaders had a retreat of play and work, then prepared to organize events such as the Christmas Banquet and junior class fund-raising as commitments apart from homework. Students also continued the long traditions of grandiose CB- and Junior-Senior-Banquet askings and sent Singing Valentines to loved ones in school. Students loved to socialize outside around George Town and Gurney, but they always returned to campus as if they all lived there. Dorm students formed a close family at school, enjoying home-baked cookies and playing with Jack the dog. Everyone transformed into one big family, especially during Missions and Spiritual Emphasis Weeks when they prayed and grew together. Together, students divided time for retreats, for commitments, for each other, and for God. You unclenched the grip on your phone. See, that wasn’t so hard. Now you can go outside and truly enjoy the student life, but only when you finished all your homework. —By Lilian Li Student Life Division Page
When you finish all your homework
Hasung Cho (12), Jonathan Lafferty (12), Mathias Maurin (12), Alan Luchtenburg (12), David Unruh (12)
You’ll never be bored...
In The Dorms
-By Jerome Ramirez
AREEYA KUNAWARADISAI RAINBOW CHAN
LOOKING intently at her Surface, Lydia Kim (10) wraps up homework. Personal devices served as tools of leisure as well as platforms for school work.
When evening came, dorm students had the chance to re-energize both physically and emotionally with an all-dorm activity that usually took place around the premises of the campus. Some nights, students took part in dodge ball at the gym. “Get Joe!” Lyric Hawk (5) shouted towards the general direction of the others. Soon enough, Bena Mauger (12) swooped in from behind the bleachers and got Josiah Brake (12) hard on the back. “Yes! Finally!” yelled multiple excited dorm students in unison. A spark took over the room as students flew this way and that. Many quickly fell at the impact of the ball, but some dorm students kept weaving through the crowd. Minutes passed easily before the zeal came to an end. Serving as a time of reflection and devotion, each dorm hosted unique meet
murmured David Unruh (12), hungry after attending a church service at PIC. “It’s probably lamb chops,” replied Yigal Ang (11) casually. At most meals, the “Seaside Café,” provided students in the dorm program a wide variety of meal options. The cafeteria staff cooked dishes ranging from both Western and Eastern cultures. Acknowledging the significance of the Sabbath, each dorm participated in a two-hour-long period of rest and silence on Sunday afternoons. This gave students an opportunity to catch up on homework, get some needed “Zs,” or rest quietly in preparation for the week. “Quiet time lets me finish homework
ings at the end of the day, setting aside time for bonding and reflection. “Sunday nights are usually the most relaxing and stressful times of the week. On one hand, it is late in the weekend; and everyone is relaxing. On the other hand, school is starting the next day; and people are scrambling to do their homework,” said Rahul Gill (11) as he observed Jaffray Dorm’s lounge. Students learned to set aside time and prioritize their homework first, despite all the fun to be had. As the climate eased up, last-minute conversations sprouted all over campus about the next day’s cafeteria menu and the appeal of a new movie that had just debuted; many stole a few more seconds to get their message across before bed. Mersades Zimmer (12) once stated, “I love how we come together and just chat about everyday stuff—simple things. It’s really family-like.”
“I wonder what’s for lunch today,” and relax,” said Dael Kim (9).
ALL smiles, Aunt Mary Hawk, Aunt Jan Hogan, and Uncle Jonas Hawk gaze at the stage. All-dorm meetings allowed for dorm staff to share their testimonies.
CRACK!! Susan Oh (12) grins at the sound of Levi Hawk’s (8) spine popping as Wansuk Kunawaradisai (9) stretches his back. The dorm retreat kept students fit with stretching sessions.
“MAN, the trees are really cool here,” mused Rahul Gill (11), “just like the weather.” Students enjoyed cooler temperatures in the Cameron Highlands at the dorm retreat.
IN Ziemer Dorm, Gavin (9) and Teddy Zimmer (11) talk with Uncle Craig Rybarczyk about Jack, the dorm dog. After completing homework, students used up their free time.
FOCUSED, Joseph Sue (12), Tommy Han (11), and Emmett Balzer (12) prudently prod a hook into a bottle. The Pokélympics involved working swiftly while under pressure.
next round, while some gazed chair-less in defeat. “With many of the regularly participating students away for sports, we were worried to throw our first event. We were very relieved with how people jumped in and participated,” said president Andrew Kim (12) in contemplation after the day came to an end. At school on Monday, the student leaders of the StuCo team continued to cater to everyday desires by staffing the store at lunch, already thinking ahead to their next big event.
-By Jerome Ramirez
LINING up the sights, Philip Yeoh (9) aims the gun at the target, as Jian Yi Lai (9), Zhi Yong Lee (9), and Sophie Bubrik (9) await the point of impact. The Pokelympics tested precision.
best to bring the high school together in a fun way,” said Grace Chang (10). “Awwww,” chorused multiple participants as their friend, Jong Min Park (9), missed an underhand shot from the free throw line. Adjacent to the court, Daniel Kang (10) summoned all his might to squeeze a sponge full of water into an impossibly narrow bottleneck. Once the last drop fell, he turned quickly and focused his remaining energy into a mad sprint. The bucket at the opposite side refilled the sponge just in time for another round. At another region of the campus, music rang continuously then stopping unexpectedly. Students paced around a circular arrangement of chairs in suspense. As soon as the sound ceased, they pounced at the seats, eager to win a spot for themselves. Most moved on into the
A warm afternoon gust swept through the outdoor court as students ran eagerly towards the bleachers. After all, the Pokélympics was just around the corner. “Welcome to the first ever Pokélympics!” Ms. Emily Grad bellowed while striking a power pose atop the highest row of the bleachers. After pouring her heart out into the speech, those who wanted in began roaring with great anticipation. “The event took a while to prepare, but everyone who participated had fun,” said Grace Moon (9). “We tried including trendy stuff.” Ahead of the aspiring trainers lay an array of challenging obstacles. “Because it was our first event as this year’s StuCo, it was challenging. We learned how to work together and improve from our mistakes. We did our
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“LISTEN up!” hollers Ms. Emily Grad through the megaphone. Participants gathered to heed the Gym Leader’s directions before she ran off to wait for the “best of the best.”
HEARTILY laughing, Susan Oh (12) and Woo Young Chung (12) put on their “nerdiest” impersonations. Fund-raising events allowed students to dress up while supporting the community.
Student Council Events
A TIME FOR WORSHIP AND...
ELATED, Mathias Maurin (12), Alan Luchtenburg (12), Aster Hng (12), and Chloe Castro (12) talk about the new speaker. Anticipation welled up in students for the speaker’s message. Having new speakers each year provided variety.
Fearlessness AREEYA KUNAWARADISAI
also had some really good lessons incorporated into them,” remarked Christy Chow (12) grinning. “Listening to the worship band this year deepened my appreciation for Christ,” said Ruben Nyul (10). Elementary students experienced a different theme: “Be the Me I was Made to Be,” based on Psalm 139. “The best part for me was seeing the ‘light bulbs’ go on, the expressions of pure amazement and awe when they understood the truths presented about how awesome God is and how amazing [elementary students] are created,” said Mrs. Alisa Lawrence, their speaker. In the main sessions, Mr. Grout’s added humour, along with valuable lessons to teach, lightened the school body’s disposition for the days ahead.
-By Jerome Ramirez
SINGING passionately, Aster Hng (12), Joel Frohlich (12), Kimberly Horton (12), Lydia Kim (10), and Matthew Strong (10) kick off SEW with Chris Tomlin’s “Whom Shall I Fear.” “I felt heavenly peace come down upon me,” reflected Frohlich.
music wafted over the rows of students, teachers, and even some parents. Several musical numbers elapsed before Mr. James Grout walked onto the stage while gripping the mic. In response, the audience applauded. “Hey,” he said, effortless and casual. “Today I want to tell you a story.” Keeping his promise, students listened closely to his anecdotal accounts of nearly steering off of an elevated highway or riding into a cold, rainy night with his school’s golf cart. “Mr. Grout was very effective in teaching us to become fearless with stories of fearful circumstances,” said Yigal Ang (11), grinning at the irony. Adding on to this, Daniel Munson (12) earnestly stated, “I learned to be fearless, to share faith with others, and that we shouldn’t be afraid of death.” SEW, acknowledged as a time to meditate on God’s Word, also empowered students and staff alike to release the stress of school. “I really liked the stories he told because not only were they funny, they
Lights ablaze, the stage bore an uncanny resemblance to a warm bonfire. Fearless, the Spiritual Emphasis Week theme, inspired students to pursue new experiences without fear holding them back. Decorating the walls of the stage, large banners hung around each corner to commemorate the beginning of a new SEW. Once every year, students hunkered down with eager ears to hear the collection of testimony and lessons a special speaker offered during morning and evening services. “Can you save a seat for me?” said Noah Graves (12) to Joseph Hsu (12), motioning frantically at the seat between his fellow seniors. He then ran towards his corner of the stage, hopping over the bundles of cables that littered the stage floor. In quick succession, members of the worship team took their designated places. Soon enough, gentle notes of the keyboard reverberated around the packed room. Accompanied with the harmonious voices of the singers, the
TO establish a point, Mr. James Grout tells a story to share about fearlessness and faith in spite of the odds. “He made the audience laugh while making a point,” said Josiah Brake (12). Humor added to students’ enjoyment of the week.
ATTENTIVELY peering at the screen, Anna Phuah (6), Saidah Ly (6), and Karis White (6) keep track of the song lyrics. At SEW, students of all ages sang along with the worship team, enjoying the experience of worshipping together each day.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Giving a Helping Hand...
POSITIONED on stage, Lydia Brooks (9) and Celestine Teoh (9) preform a play about how people should go out into the world and share their knowledge of Christianity. These short skits set the stage for what the MEW speaker was going to share.
“I loved listening to his stories about his time and life in Papua,” said Hasung Cho (12). With the chapel packed during the night session, both young and old gathered to hear the MEW speaker. One evening, Mr. Wisely showed a video of Nick Vujicic (a man with no arms and legs) which illustrated a community of discipleship. “I thought that the video was really touching,” said Nicole Khor (6). Other than talking about discipleship, Mr. Wisely also shared about his difficult life in Papua. As he shared, laughter and sad sighs were heard from the attentive crowd.
“I really enjoyed how he showed the realness and the rough edges of Christianity,” said Andrew Kim (12). On the last night, Mr. Wisely challenged everyone to not just be disciples for people in the future but also for the people they knew around them. “MEW was really inspiring this year,” said Eleanor Emis (6). As the Wiselys finished the last MEW session of the year, some people stayed back to pray or pray for others. Many people were touched during the sessions. As the last people trickled out of the chapel, the lights turned off and gentle silence returned. - By Julia Munson
EYES fixed on the stage during a night service, Trevor Ronning (10) and Hannah Trescott (10) smile as MEW speaker, Scotty Wisely, tells about his time at Dalat. At the night services, both the young and old had the chance to come to the MEW sessions.
EXPRESSION earnest, Mr. Wisely speaks to students about how and why they should be disciples of Christ. Mr. Wisely also talked about his life in Papua, Indonesia which shocked many of the students due to his stories of harsh living.
LOOKING at the words on the screen, Rhys Hofer (5) sings during the middle school MEW service. The students enjoyed singing as the praise and worship team lead them closer to God through many different songs.
AREEYA KUNAWARADISAI MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Silence filled the room as the band went on stage. With a click, the lights shut off. Almost immediately, people started to rise in their chairs, knowing what was coming. After a brief pause, the band started, and singing erupted in the chapel. Missions Emphasis Week had begun. “I like MEW because it’s fun to have missionaries from all over the world to tell their stories,” said Sophia Ong (11). Clapping filled the air as the praise and worship team stepped off the stage. Mr. Kirk Ronzheimer got up and introduced the new speakers, Scotty Wisely and his wife, Heidi Wisely. A Dalat alumnus, Mr. Wisely now lived in Papua, Indonesia with his family. As the crowd sat down, Mr. Wisely started his talk. Throughout the week, he and his wife shared about their life in Papua and about how all believers should be disciples of Jesus.
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Missions Emphasis Week
EATING chicken rice for lunch, Daniela Rana (11) and Victoria Galang (11) chat with their fellow classmates while on a break from Saturday junior class work. On weekends the junior class worked on After-Sneak Dinner plans and the junior class store.
Outside The Classroom
LAZING on a couch in the library, Seong-Min Kim (10), Jeremiah Worten (10), and Jerald Ooi (11) play on their phones after school. After school hours, many students spent time sitting with their friends and playing silly games. EYES fixed on the iPad screen, Shion Fraser (11) and Chia Hoong Ewe (11) share funny memes with each other during their study hall. During breaks at school, high schoolers found ways to spend time with friends without having to leave the classroom.
ed by Mr. Bob Pagee. They played all kinds of games such as Warhammer and Cats in a Blender. “I really like going to game night with my friends,” said Lyric Hawk (5). “We always have a blast!” No matter what they did during Friday nights, students had an enjoyable time making memories on this favorite day of the week. -By Julia Munson
WHILE sitting by the junior class store, Timothy Hollon (4), Luke Pierce (K), and Peter Hollon eat cold freezies on a hot school day. Throughout the year, many students bonded by hanging out and buying snacks from the store.
tos,” said Sara Septon (9). “Their burgers are really tasty, and it’s nearby school which is great!” Students also ate at places such as SAB and Grumpies. On Friday nights it was normal to see groups of students walking around Tanjung Bungah. “My friends and I go out whenever we feel hungry,” said Jeremy Kim (8). “We really love going to Gustos.” After coming back from dinner, students commonly sat down on the soccer field or at the white tables to chat or play entertaining games with each other. Others played basketball or four square on the court. “I usually just hang out with my friends on campus during Friday nights,” said David Chinn (11). “I also go to indoor soccer later in the night which is tons of fun!” During Friday nights, some students had fun at Game Night which was host-
As the last bell of the week rang, students rushed out of their classes, excited to be free from school. At the end of the day, all homework lay forgotten, and friends rose to the top priority. On Fridays, some students stayed until 10:00 P.M. to hang out with friends. Some chose to venture off campus to get their favorite dinner or watch a movie. “I usually go to the mall with my friends on Friday nights,” said Kayla Ronning (11).“I really enjoy having that time to spend time with friends.” But most students stayed on campus, only leaving to go grab dinner at nearby restaurants only minutes away. “My favorite place to eat at is Gus-
MIDDLE school students Derek Kes (7), Tyler Ronning (8), Coco Mohri (7), and Micaella Baker (7) sit on the outdoor bleachers during the PTO Family Fun Day. Young children, older children, and parents alike enjoyed their time on campus during these events.
OVER an open fire, Aaron Tan (11) and Eugene Tee (7) roast hot dogs for dinner during Freaky Friday. The junior class hosted events for both middle and high school students which helped the juniors bond with other classes and raise money.
PUTTING on their work gloves, Ms. Jesica Restrepo, Mrs. Debbie Chinn, Daniel Kim (11), and Mika Yeap (11) get ready to clean and paint their assigned playground. During the Serve-athon, students had fun making their community a better place.
“WHAT would you like?” asks Tommy Han (11) as he and Rosie Shin (11) help out a customer during the high school backyard party. The junior class raised money by regularly selling candy and drinks at big school-wide events.
The Junior Class Experience...
Is One You Won't Forget
As students leave their classrooms at the end of the day, they stop by their favorite store on campus, the Junior Class Store, in order to refresh themselves. It had what any kid wanted on a blazing hot day: ice cold freezies, tasty milkshakes, and candy from around the world. However, the store only existed because of the juniors. They not only ran the store in order to gain money for their Sneak and JSB but to also gain experience in how a store works and make memories with their classmates. “I like working in the junior class store because I get to meet new people,”
COINCIDENTALLY wearing the same clothes, Hyun Ji Kim (11) and Rosie Shin (11) laugh together as they wait to go in vans for the Serve-athon project. The junior class got to skip school for the day in order to go help their community.
said Victoria Galang (11). “It also gives me a chance to get to know my classmates better. I feel like it makes us grow closer together as a class.” Other than working in the store, juniors also raised money by doing a project called the Serve-athon. The students took a day off of school to help improve their community by cleaning and repainting all the parks and playgrounds in Tanjong Bungah. And although they did hard work, everyone had a blast. “My friends basically used me as a human tissue to wipe off their paint-stained hands, so now I’ve got a lovely, painted t-shirt to always remember that day by!” said Areeya Kunawaradisai (11). The junior class also put on events for other classes. One of the most memorable, Freaky Friday, included the middle school students.
“My favorite part of Freaky Friday was scaring the middle schoolers,” said Zachary Kok (11). “Bonding with the kids was fun as well!” At the end of the day, the last customers stopped by the junior class store to get their favorite drink. The store workers got ready to close up shop to end their day of selling. With all their hard work and determination, earning enough money through the store and events for JSB proved worth it. “Working in the store is hard work, but it’s a lot of fun too,” said Peter Kim (11). “We also get a lot of experience.” Junior year consisted of much more than just doing homework, studying for tests, and stressing about school. It was also about having and sharing new experiences with friends.
-By Julia Munson
Junior Class Fundraising
IN an attempt to win Philip Yeoh’s (9) favor, Emily Chew (9) holds up a sign, hoping for the best as classmates looked on excitedly. Creativity played a huge role in making each asking unique, bringing out individuality.
asking for it confusion. Just as things had started to settle, the next block brought along with it another surprise. Once again, caught off-guard, she observed as Miss Emily Grad set a sizable jug full of tea on her desk in a disguised act of kindness. “Step 2,” Miss Grad said in a casual yet mysterious manner. Moments passed before Mathias Maurin (12) and his fellow beat-boxers, Jonathan and Emmett Balzer (12) burst into the room with a beat. Accompanying the rhythm, Matthias rapped out loud, “You’ve had my coffee, you’ve had my tea, now I have a question—JSB?” Surely enough, Khor agreed. “Honestly, it can be difficult to put everything together for an asking. In the end though, the effort is worth it and pretty satisfying,” said Daniel Kim (11) after his own asking. -By Jerome Ramirez
GIGGLING, Mersades Zimmer (12), Alex Chan (11), and Areeya Kunawaradisai (11) stand by to assist Alan Luchtenburg in his asking. For fun, many students recruited their friends to carry out intricate plans.
RAINBOW CHAN LILIAN LI
AFTER much preparation beforehand, Teddy Zimmer (11) hugs Mikaela Steinkamp (10) as soon as she accepted his invitation. When the news went around, students followed each other to catch a glimpse of a friend’s asking.
but it’s obvious, no need for a caption. I promised I will make this lit. Therefore, I do hope you enjoy it. So will you accept this asking to JSB with this plate of mom’s spaghetti?” Not having much to say to a man brandishing a plate of the familiar pasta, Sophia Ong (11) finally agreed to accompany him to the night of much anticipated night. Some students, however, resorted to arranging more physically demanding and covert tasks. On a separate and seemingly random day, Jonathan Lafferty (12) rose out of his seat and walked across the Anatomy room. Without warning, he handed Khai Yi Khor (12) a cup of brewed coffee. “Step 1,” Jonathan muttered nonchalantly to his classmate. In a daze, Khor trudged on through the rest of the period in a slight haze of
As the morning bell loomed closer, Zachary Kok (11) meandered mindlessly around the junior lockers, practicing his lines for the big moment. The day marked the beginning of the JSB asking season. High school students took the opportunity to plan ahead and creatively ask out a date. With all cleverly composed lyrics memorized, Kok paced slowly in the packed classroom. Wearing a wide grin on his face, Kok took a deep breath, ready to dispense heated bars, “Yo Sophia, how nice to see ya. I wanna ask you a question,
CRINGING at the sight of “poop” in a diaper displayed by Mr. Paul Dobson, Hasung Cho (12) braced himself before taking a bite. Seniors had the opportunity to experience exhilarating events aimed at bringing the class together. LILIAN LI
A break from...
The high school bell rang first thing in the morning, just like any ordinary day. Students wrapped up small-talk and hoisted their backpacks on for another Thursday morning. While most high schoolers meandered to nearby classrooms, Seniors—clad in peculiarly average clothing—began their journey to the Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort next door. Upon entering the conference room, the class began speaking about a matter that breaks the boundaries of simple college life. In watching personal testi-
monies of third culture kids around the world, students gained insight on the challenges that they will face. Following this up, the group tackled the issue of grief in the transition process. From denial to hope, seniors learned of the stages in the grief cycle. “Grief was a topic that I had not had a lot of exposure to. The session was full of new information and sound advice,” said Chloe Castro (12). In a more applicable level, the students then explored the idea of finances—simulating real-world spending.
TO inspire others, Dominic Fitzgerald (12) gather up all of his bravery, before choosing a “truth” or a “dare.” Light-hearted banter mingled closely with talks about more serious matters awaiting seniors in the future.
AFTER an hour, Keito Watanabe (12), Daniel Munson (12), Mersades Zimmer (12), Darby Kendrick (12), and David Unruh (12) take heed of Mrs. Jacki Steinkamp’s directions. Interactive events accompanied longer talks.
Kimberly Horton (12) said, “The reality of just how much an education costs sunk in, and college suddenly felt a lot more serious.” Relationships came into play as the leaders spoke about the commitment and dangers involved in interpersonal acquaintances. “Mr. [Kirk] Ronzheimer encouraged us to be really intentional with who we allow to be our friends and leaders because those are the people that shape us,” said Mathias Maurin (12). Emmett Balzer (12) added, “The relationship talks really helped me understand healthy relationships and the warnings of dangerous ones.” As the retreat loomed closer to an end, the seniors reflected on the time left to bond with each other.
-By Jerome Ramirez
PATIENTLY awaiting instructions, Mersades Zimmer (12) prepares to engage her opponent in a bout of “elephant wars.” Involving rapid twisting movements and quick wits, the game made students’ hearts race accordingly.
COMFORTABLE, Sam Hofer (12), Shoko Tezuka (12), and Keito Watanabe (12) gather mental tenacity before swallowing mints from their classmates’ feet. Despite the grossness, most grew fond of free Mentos after lunch.
Senior Transition Retreat
AS Ms. Emily Grad ponders over who her next victim will be, enjoying her moment of power, Chan Woo Wong (11) observes. During the leadership retreat, both students and staff bonded by playing silly games and learning how to lead.
Building servant leaders on the ...
LISTENING intently, Peter Kim (11) watches as Ms. Shawna Wood speaks to the students about leadership. A number of teachers spoke to the student leaders about their new-found responsibilities which helped them prepare for the future.
At 8:15 A.M., high school leaders piled into a bus that would take them across Penang. With great ambitions in mind, the students started their trip. Although the bus ride was not too long, much bonding happened between the Excoms, Student Council, and Dorm Council members. “My favorite thing was that we were able to bond and grow with everyone during the trip,” said Amanda Low (10). Once they arrived at the destination, everyone divided into three groups. They went to different stations which
WAITING for their turn, Yusoof Monawvil (10), Grace Moon (9), and Jordan Chang (9) learn how to ride an ATV from an instructor. During the retreat, students did a variety of activities which helped them become closer to their peers and sponsors.
consisted of archery, ATV-ing, and horseback riding. “I loved riding on the ATVs,” said Tian Ooi (11). “As we rode, people kept laughing and screaming. My ATV even broke down a few times! ” After a long morning of driving and activities, the students and teachers had lunch at Bukit Genting where Ms. Shawna Wood spoke. During the retreat, many of the teachers mentored the high schoolers on how to be a good leaders. “I really liked Mr. [Brian] Brewster’s session on humility and leadership,” said Areeya Kunawaradisai (11). “He created this whole packet for us, and we also had time to reflect on it.” After a satisfying lunch, everyone headed out to the hotel, the Lost Para-
dise Resort. At the hotel, the students had lots of free time to bond but also lots of time to plan out what they would do at school for the year to come. “My favorite aspect of the leadership retreat was getting together and discussing our future plans,” said Keito Watanabe (12). “This really helped us solidify our foundation as StuCo, and also made us get to know each other well.” At the end of the two-day-and-onenight trip, everyone piled back into the bus, ready to put their new ideas to the test. Re-entering back into real life would be hard after all the adventures they had shared together.
-By Julia Munson
EYES following their instructor, Ruthie Allen (8), Jarrett Lohman (8), John Kim (8), and the rest of their classmates prepare to go white water rafting. This activity was one of the most anticipated during the eighth grade retreat.
READY to take off on the zip line, Gabby Gardner (8) waits in anticipation as she holds onto her harness. During the eighth grade retreat, the students had the chance to do multiple ropes courses that tested many of the students’ courage.
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
RACING in a relay race, David Kilgo (6) pours water into a tube in order to win the fast paced game. During the middle school retreat, students had the chance to play all kinds of fun games to bond with their friends.
A World of Adventure
“The middle school retreat was a great time to meet new students,” said Mikaya Ronzheimer (7) as she talked about the middle school retreat. The first retreat for the middle schoolers happened in the first semester at Cinta Sayang. The place had it all. A water park, horseback riding, archery, and more. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, no student got the chance to try any of these activities, especially the water park because it was under construction and had no water. Although this was sad, the kids found other ways to entertain themselves like playing team building games. “I created lots of memories with my friends during that time,” said Karis White (6). 24
Other than just going to Cinta Sayang, the middle schoolers also hiked to Turtle Beach for a second retreat during the second semester. “I loved the hike to Turtle Beach,” said Noah Brooks (5). “It was nice because at the end of it we could swim and rest.” The kids also had the chance to see turtles and have an exciting boat ride back. “My favorite part was when we got to see baby turtles,” said Kimberly Kinsey (5). For the eighth graders, however, they had one more retreat which everyone becomes hyped for during their eighth grade year. It took place at the Nomad Earth Camp in Ipoh. The students enjoyed doing a variety of activities during the span of three days that they were there such as white water rafting, caving, and doing
Middle School Retreats
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many ropes courses. “The best part of the eighth grade trip was the caving,” said Culles Mah (8). “It was especially cool when we turned off all our lights.” Other than the activities, the eighth the graders also came closer together. “My favorite part of the eighth grade trip was the bonding we did as a group,” said Kate Buhr (8). At the end of these trips, all middle schoolers had become closer together and had made amazing new memories. - By Julia Munson WITH his arms raised in the air, Isaac Beaman (5) holds up a piece of paper, as he, Gabe Frohlich (8), and Seung Hwan Kim (8) come up with a team name. In order to get to know each other, the kids played icebreaker games during the retreat.
Jarrod Chang (12), Tommy Han (11)
Ellie Rude (1), Ms. Caroline Knowles, Hannah Blacklock (2)
Jayden Chand (1), Aaron Chand (12), Jaden Tang (1)
Jing Low (12),
Denise Chai (12)
Lana Brewster (7), Kaitlyn Kinsey (8), Esther Tse (8), Gabe Frohlich (8), Mikaya Ronzheimer (7)
“Don’t fall asleep!” Mr. Doug Yost exclaims to Mr. Christopher Ramos while Mr. Mark Sasse sits on a cube. The directors of RLT played the one minute challenge to act out all the skits and mocked students.
Suyoung Lim (3), Mr. Paul Hoffmeyer, Matthias Seevaratnam (3)
Still sleepy, the scent of coffee from the Junior Class Store helped you stay awake to get to your first class. Waving to Mr. Larry Chinn and buying a cup of coffee, you began your day, hoping the caffeine will last until after school. You have a pile of homework and a TV show you want to watch, but you remind yourself that the groups you participate in make a difference when you see the impact. You can already see the impact of past generations from the 1980s. Drama groups, Forensics, and class excoms all hold long traditions. The impact you make will affect future generations. After months and Saturdays passed, you left Penang PAC pondering over important questions about life and society with one of Mr. Mark Sasse’s last shows. After many speeches, Forensics gave you the power to inspire, humor, or grieve the audience with Mrs. Carin Roylance. After many meetings, the Dorm Council arranged small groups to connect with the younger dorm siblings while the Senior Class Excom left a legacy and planned events to bond the class and reach out to underclassmen. The Student Council had the bigger job to unite the school through banquets and events like Spirit Week. Perhaps you attended Sewing X-block with Mrs. Debbie Chinn, learning valuable skills while making a drawstring bag. Perhaps you signed up to help with the KICs swimming club, getting swarmed by little kids who know your name and making sure they could swim in the deep end. You remembered middle school X-blocks with Mr. David Nguyen like Big Questions and Coding. Yes, after school gets busy. Yes, you probably need to buy the new drink the Junior Class Excom concocted for the month. Yes, you wish you could flop onto your couch and binge-watch television shows. But yes, everything you do after school, all the groups you participate in, is worth all the busyness when you see the impact you made. —By Lilian Li
When you see the impact
Richard Baek (11) Mr. Joshua Allen Emmett Balzer (12)
Egyptian posed, Woo Young Chung (12) struts moves while Keito Watanabe (12), Amanda Low (10), and Jordan Chang (9) dance behind for the DAB announcement.
Arms folded into a heart, Areeya Kunawaradisai (11), Laura Phillips (12), and Rainbow Chan (11) warm-up in a game before the Black Box drama opened.
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HILE sketching, Brandon Koi (2) grins widely as he listens to a story about a dragon. Students had a chance to unleash their creativity in Read Aloud & Drawing.
What is Your Favorite KICS?
ITH a pair of scissors by his side, Sean White (3) carefully tears the t-shirt in Recycling Crafts. “I’m making a shirt for my cat at home,” said White.
“I like Gardening Club most because I can learn to take better care of it.” -Yewon Lee (3) “Run 4 Fun!!!” -Riku Fujimaki (1) “Adventures in Odyssey because of Mrs. [Rebekah] Ronning!” -Derion Dwumfour (1)
“I like Read Aloud & Drawing.” -Hanbi Park (2)
TABLY standing, Ha-Eun Jeon (5) readies herself to bat the ball. In Teeball, students learned the rules to the game and practiced playing on the upper field.
OCUSING on Mrs. Eileen Buhr, Sarah Wood (1) listens in on a story in Read Aloud & Drawing. Students also enjoyed KICs by hearing new stories with friends.
KIC(s)IN’ bACK Peering intently during the Lego Club meeting, Chase Bernhardt (1) concentrated on what to make of an ocean of Lego pieces in the makeshift cardboard box in front of him. With a flash of a grin on his face, he swiftly scoured the pile, picking up pieces, ready to assemble them into a masterpiece. Kids’ Interest Clubs, commonly known as KICs, served as an opportunity for elementary kids to branch out and explore their passions and fascinations, which may differ from those areas provided in class. “KICs is a wonderful opportunity for elementary-age children to explore their areas of interest in a fun, relaxed environment. For many students, it is the highlight of their day,” commented coordinator Mrs. Robin Frohlich. Aimed to help students delve into a wide variety of activities, KICs range from clubs created to unlock the children’s creativity like Reader’s Theatre and Recycled Crafts to clubs that helped keep them fit and healthy such as Gymnastics and Teeball. “I do the Puppet Team on Tuesdays with Ms. [Mary] Geiman. I like that we get to tell stories and play with our hand puppets,” remarked Ellie Park (4). Whether focused on sports or creativity, however, KICs served, above all else, as a time for the littler ones to have fun doing whatever they love and enjoying each other’s company. Nathan Tucker (2), with a little chortle, exclaimed, “I do soccer be-
EGO pieces in hands, Haram Jeon (2), Aiden Ko (2), and Nathan Tucker (2) discuss their creations. Kids bonded through working together in the Lego Club.
cause it’s fun — especially when we score! I’m so competitive!” Additionally, KICs also offered high school students a chance to serve by helping the teachers and to befriend the younger students by spending time with them focused on different activities. “I love having high school helpers during KICs. They provide willing spirits and helping hands, which are probably more helpful than they realize! The high schoolers provide a great role model for the younger ones at school to look up to—it helps them to see they [high school students] are real people that like to help and have fun, too,” said Miss Caroline Knowles. Susan Oh (12) said, “We get to interact with the little kids—they’re so cute and crazy! They always have so much to say and share. It’s absolutely adorable.” “I feel like serving in KICs help me gain more leadership skills, and it also makes me want to serve others even more,” added Jong Min Park (9). Though it lasted only for half an hour each day of the week, KICs undoubtedly helped in bringing students from different divisions—elementary and high school—together and benefited both in numerous ways whether it be expanding their horizons and relationships or giving them a chance to serve. Slowly and carefully putting his masterpiece on the table, Bernhardt declared his work finished before beckoning Mr. Jonathan Steffen to come over and take a look at it. At the hearing of an approval, he shifted right back to the pile of Legos, a giant beam plastered on his face, ready to tackle on yet another building project before the final bell rang.
—By Areeya Kunawaradisai
But no matter the kind of activities students participated in, X-Blocks most of all provided students the chance to bond and grow with their peers. Lyric Hawk (5) said, “You really get to hang out with friends that you might not see as much in school.” “It’s fun to be able to socialize and get to know people during X-Block time,” added David Kilgo (6). All in all, X-Blocks gave students a chance to immerse themselves in things they enjoyed whether it be playing a sport, exploring a hobby, finishing up work, or—of course— beating a teacher in a game of chess.
URING a NJHS meeting, Jirawan Tritham (8) and Jia Yi Sim (8) listen as their peers brainstorm ideas for the induction ceremony. Members met religiously to plan the event.
LAYFULLY, Jonathan Marc (DLRC) and Trevor Nichols (6) banter and joke with friends. In Munson’s Games, students got a chance to go outside and play under the sun.
What new X-Block would you want to create?
OCUSED, Kalista White (5) gingerly cuts a line through her shirt. In T-shirt DIY, students learned how to make use of their old clothes instead of throwing them away.
—By Areeya Kunawaradisai
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since you can choose to do just the X-blocks that you like,” said Derek Kes (7). Many students, however, still chose to participate in a variety of X-Blocks, ranging from the sporty ones to the more academic-oriented ones or even to the just-for-fun ones. “I do study hall X-Blocks— mostly, I just do my homework with friends and get help from Mr. [Mark] Trescott with the things I don’t know,” chatted Sieon Park (8). “Then I get to have a free evening to do whatever I want!” “I did the basketball X-Blocks for a while. It really gave me extra practice time, so that was good,” said Tawan Teekaariyapak (7).
TARING intently at the board, Elliot Steffen (6) carefully strategizes his next move. Chess Club, led by Mr. Scott Poole, offered students a chance to sharpen their minds.
“A drawing X-Block—I don’t think they have one.” -Niko Bernhardt (7) “Maybe an 8th grade socializing time? I like spending time with my class.” -Jeremy Kim (8) “A dance X-Block because, well, it’s my hobby!” -Alexa Chandra (7) “A scavenger and treasure hunt X-Block!” -Alexia Nyul (5) “A football X-Block—like, American football, not soccer.” -Jay Lohman (6) “A MasterChef X-Block! I really love cooking.” -Kathryn Boyd (5) “A puns and burns X-Block where they teach you to make puns and burns! [giggles]” -Jasmine Hassan (6)
With great concentration, Chor Ee Ng (7) quickly scanned the board, determined to beat Mr. Scott Poole in their game during the Chess Club X-Block. After a pregnant pause and a flash of a triumphant grin, she swiftly made her move and sat back, smiling serenely as she waited for her opponent to take his turn. Throughout the school weeks, teachers hosted X-Block clubs for middle school students to help them explore their interests. “The goals of X-Blocks are for students to try new things and to have fun together. Each session, students are also allowed to choose new activities or repeat ones they’ve done before,” explained Ms. Shawna Wood. No longer a requirement, students also had more flexibility with what to do right after school. “It gives you a lot more options
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YES on Ms. Shawna Wood, Isaac Beaman (5) listens in as she leads a discussion. The FromKids4Kids Club helped in raising money for orphans that they sponsored.
Middle School X-Blocks
uning his guitar, Yigal Ang (11) plays different chords searching for the right sound. Ang prepared for his guitar X-Block when he enjoyed playing various songs and learning skills with his friends.
Last Block to Solve X For those who wanted to be free in their evenings, the library held a workplace to get homework done. “Since I take AP Macroeconomics, an online class, and AP calculus,” said Wei Sing Goh (12), “the X-Blocks force me to use my time to get work done, reducing my workload.” Attending an X-Block was required for students who took AP classes. “I attend an AP Biology class in my X-Block, which is just like a regular class,” said Ke-Erh Huang (11). “I also volunteer as Librarian when I am not busy.” Students who volunteered in the Kids’ Interests Club assisted the younger students in activities. “Helping in the KICs club makes me happy seeing the younger kids look up to me as a leader. It makes me smile,” said Linus Lim (10). Whether it was picking up a new skill, attending an AP, or volunteering, the bell rang at 3:50, finishing the day.
After the 3:10 bell rang, freshmen in Foundation Arts sprinted up the stairs of the Castle to reach the art room. Sophomores fought over the bean bags in SSR, the junior class store opened its screeching roller shutter windows, and X-Block began. The period provided an array of activities before the end of a school day. It integrated opportunities to learn a skill, work on homework, get help from a teacher, or lend a hand as a volunteer. “I take a guitar X-block,” said Yigal Ang (11). “I’ve learned the basic chords. It’s fun and free.” Guitar lessons, one of the student-created X-Blocks, was opened to those interested in a jam out session. “I get to know lots of people in drama practice, and I can take tips and learn about presentation skills,” said Lydia Brooks (9). Mrs. Lori Horton and Ms. Mary Geiman guided the drama students into portraying the characters they played.
rying not to away flinch from his tablet, Ruben Nyul (11) watches a clown scare prank in the library. The new library attracted students at all hours of the day with comfy chairs for either work or relaxation.
en in hand, Letitia Ong (9) traces her pencil sketch. Students from Foundation of Art used their X-Blocks to work on their art pieces with the guidance of Mrs. Liza Nichols.
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yes on the calculator, Hasung Cho (12) jots data to evaluate for chi square. Focused on understanding the concepts taught in AP. Biology, students attended a X-Block once a week.
What’s The best part of x-block? “My favorite part is making milkshakes in the Junior Class Store. It honors me to serve others along with my friends.” -Jerald Ooi (11)
oped my skills,” remarked Lydia Brooks (9) about the play. After months of memorizing lines and keeping up their energy, the actors had survived. The first drama season had finally come to an end. So with bright smiles on their faces, the actors stood on stage and linked hands, raising them high up in the air as the room roared with applause and praise. Though season of drama ended, the memories from the experience—the bad, the good, and the magical—would stay with them for all the years to come.
URING the party in How to Build a Dictator, actors serve Chia Hoong Ewe (11) and Peter Kim (11) Kool-Aid. The play included many interactions with the audience.
OUTHS oval round, Mrs. Sarah Murrell, Aunt Jan Hogan, and Mrs. Carin Roylance sing before the fall drama begins. The pre-show set the scene for the Wild West play.
“I thought the final showdown with the revealing of information was pretty expected since the theme was established in the beginning, but I still enjoyed it because of how unorthodox and comical it was,” said Mika Yeap (11). No Opera at the Op’ry House Tonight, directed by Mrs. Lori Horton and Ms. Mary Geiman, on the other hand, went the traditional drama route. It, however, included plenty of oomph with the live piano, played by Mrs. Sharon Bernhardt, and the expressive actors. “I really loved the one-on-one coaching! I think it really devel-
RINNING, Kristi Phillips (10) and Gabe Frohlich (8) gaze into each other’s eyes. Occasionally, actors had to build their chemistry in order to play love interests.
—By Areeya Kunawaradisai
RAMATICALLY, Ambra Ceresa (9) strikes her hand up in the air. No Opera at the Op’ry House Tonight received lots of laughter from the audience because of its comicality.
Hearts pounding, palms sweating, tummies flipping, the actors slowly took a deep breath before stepping onstage as the audience waited in anticipation. Then, with wide grins, they quickly prepared for the start, hoping to perform their best show yet. Every week after school, the casts of How to Build a Dictator and No Opera at the Op’ry House Tonight each met to rehearse. As the performance dates neared, each group also met on Saturdays to nail down their shows. “Having those extra times to meet really helped us understand the script and perform it better,” commented Lilian Li (12). Newly written and directed by Mr. Mark Sasse, How to Build a Dictator deviated from the usual style of drama in its interactiveness with the audience.
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What is Your Most Memorable Line?
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“A cat is a cat, and a dog is a cat, but a cat is not a dog.” -Justus Goh (10), How to Build a Dictator
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“Where cows have mooed, we will do better.” -Elizabeth Horton (9) No Opera at the Op’ry House Tonight
ITH a mascara wand in hand, Jing Low (12) dolls up before going on stage. Actors took time to dress up and put on make-up to dazzle the audience in the show.
AUSED, Jing Low (12) waits to check the mics of each actor before the show begins. The tech crew played a big role in helping the productions come together well.
OWN on two knees, Kimberly Horton (12) sings out at the Christmas show as the rest of the cast accompanies her. RLT shows included a variety of musical numbers as well.
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“The RLT show will begin in two minutes,” resonated the speaker throughout the dimmed theatre. The chattering crowd quieted as the opening music started to play. Slowly, actors and actresses stepped out, capturing the audience into the storyline. In 2011, Mr. Mark Sasse and Mr. Doug Yost founded the RLT drama team—Road Less Travelled. Deviating from its norm, the team put on not one but three productions—RLT Tale of Wonders II, RLT: Our Best, and RLT Musical— this year. “I had been wanting to revive some of the pieces from RLT’s
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AND raised, Emmett Balzer (12) checks his pitch as Matthew Strong (10) waits. Musical players worked closely with the music teachers to achieve excellence.
early days, so I thought an ending RLT show would be appropriate. And when Aster Hng  agreed to be the featured vocalist on a show, I knew we could go out with a bang!” said Mr. Sasse. To accomplish their goal, all three casts each met every Monday and Wednesday and dedicated a few Saturdays of blood, sweat, and tears before the performance dates to perfect their acts completely. Sam Hofer (12) admitted, “We sometimes goof off during rehearsals, but we also have to meet a lot and work hard.” Each cast performed from two to four shows in total, each with a blend of both tear-jerking and humorous sketches. “RLT usually starts with light-hearted sketches before going into meaningful ones. I think it loosens up the audience before we
make them question things in life,” said Suji Lim (10), a cast member. David Chinn (11) added, “The shows often focus on important issues that I don’t think about much, so they offer me some perspectives on those. Plus, there’s always a bit of humor, which is great!” As the light dimmed and the music faded, the actors quietly exited the stage; and the people sat glued in their chairs, letting the whirlwind of emotions sink in. Slowly at first, and then faster and louder, the crowd broke into an applause as the cast came back for curtain call. Smiling and waving and bowing, the RLT players breathed out, knowing that they’d accomplished their common goal. And they’ll do it again many more times.
—By Areeya Kunawaradisai
WHAT’S YOUR favorite RLT moment? “The backstage jokes and banter made before a show. Making fun of each other in drama improv. games, Aaron [Chand (12)] telling stories for the mic checks, and just being together right before the doors open and the audience pours in—it’s all so much fun!” -Kimberly Horton (12)
“Honestly, getting to act as two different grandpas and a drunk guy were my favorite parts of RLT.” -Seth Kelley (10)
DJUSTING his cow hat, Mr. Mark Sasse entertains the cast as he shows off props for a sketch. RLT occasionally used fun props and costumes to liven up the show.
“I love when people are starting to come in, and our entire cast is crowding around the camera backstage to look at them.” -Lilian Li (12)
HEERFULLY posing for a photograph, Andrew Kim (12), Kimberly Horton (12), and Isaac Khor (11) get third place for their debate. At the International School of Kuala Lumpur, the principal congratulated the debate team.
a lesson learned from Justus Goh
“I had to drop my entire last point and conclusion because I ran out of time. Ironically, I had worried before the preparation time that I didn’t have enough information, so I tried to read everything. I got bored and went to look at Tiny Trump memes on Reddit instead. Apparently I should have done more of that, as I had too much information and ran out of time.” -Justus Goh (10)
act with on a daily basis, and it is just all about listening to each other’s specialty in forensics and giving feedback, learning from what each of us have. And from there, we enjoy the conversations and the individuality of everyone.” “The thing about being in forensics is that there is a family type of bond,” said Elizabeth Horton (9). “The entire crew is always cheering you on, rooting for you. They give me feedback on my performances to build me up.” Students had a chance to participate in different events with different peers, giving them a wider range of interaction and allowing them to grow and be stretched in different ways. “Forensics has been an experience I will not easily forget. Being with the coaches and everyone really being behind your back to do well has made me grown in ways I wouldn’t have imagined before,” said Grace Chang (11) . Whether being able to express through the art of making people laugh, cry, or become angry, the forensics team built one another up over the course of their months together. All the while, the coaches gave their thoughts and feedback to the team, bringing a different dimension to the conversation, helping students grow into confident performers joining a long line of speakers. This was, after all, what Plato and Aristotle did in history when their ideas became innovative. They simply talked.
With a thick stack of papers in her hand, Tian Ooi (11) carried excerpts from The Tale of Despereaux. “I’m working on memorizing these excerpts for my oral interpretation in the Forensics Tournament at ISKL,” said Ooi (11). “I took the excerpts from DiCamillo and tweaked them to my own understanding,” she added All in preparation for the Southeast Asian Forensics Tournament which was held on February 18-21 at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. The forensics team gathered together on Tuesdays and Thursdays with their coaches to work on their presentation skills. The four-day forensics tournament gathered with schools from Hong Kong to local schools. Students participated in a variety of events including solo acting, duets, duet acting, original oratory, impromptu, and extemporaneous acts—showcasing a wide range of abilities and talents. The debate team, which consisted of Andrew Kim (12), Kimberly Horton (12) and Isaac Khor (11), came back home with bronze medals after debating topics like colonizing outer space, multiculturalism, the multi-party system, and if it was justified to look at historical oppression as part of the college admissions process. Justus Goh (10) said of some of the other participants, “There was this fantastic duo performing as Batman and Joker. Just being there to witness the amazing acts of talent was pretty fulfilling.” Tournaments like the one at ISKL gave the forensics team a platform to put themselves out for people to listen to them, to pick up new tricks, and to learn from their peers from other schools. “Being on the forensics team,” said Peter Kim (11), “puts you with people you wouldn’t inter-
EEPING track of her forensics teammates, Elizabeth Horton (9) searches and highlights her schedule to prepare herself for her duet acting. Horton and Matthew Strong (10) worked together to compose and perform a skit.
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S he watches Justus Goh (10) perform an extemporaneous speech, Mr. Bob Pagee takes notes. In the forensics tournament at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Goh placed as a finalist in his speech about whether the Pax Americana was declining.
REE-STYLING their skit, Ryan Bernhardt (9) and Lydia Brooks (9) perform a spontaneous act for the forensics crew in the coaches’ rooms. During the forensics tournament, the whole team debriefed their days in their hotel rooms, sharing their new experiences.
INGING their hearts out, Aster Hng (12), Joel Frohlich (12), and Kimberly Horton (12) lead others in a song. The worship team sang a wide variety of songs at SEW.
OST in the music, Esther Ko (10) performs alongside the team during a high school chapel service. The teams featured a variety of vocal and instrumental talent.
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Glistening under the spotlights onstage, the worship team patiently waited as the chitchatting students began to pile into the chapel. “Let’s all stand up to worship now,” rang out Mr. Joshua Allen’s voice to the room, signaling for everyone to shuffle out of their seats and prepare to sing. Every SEW, MEW, and Friday before lunchtime, both students and staff members gathered together in the chapel to worship God through singing praises. Eyes closed and hands lifted up in front of the stage, Kimberly Horton (12) and Joel Frohlich (12) sang lead as Ashley Kim (10), Lydia Kim (10), and Shannon Frohlich (10) harmonized the song. Around them, Richard Baek (11) strummed the guitar, Isabel Smith (10) and Mr. Allen played the keyboard, and Esther Ko (10) played the violin as Andrew Kim (12) played the drums from the back. Every week, the worship team met under the guidance of Mr. Allen to rehearse for their performances. “It’s all about bringing glory to God through song, and I absolutely love being able to do that with the team,” said Mr. Allen. “I like that we goof around and
have fun while practicing. I like the sense of joy in worshipping God,” commented Smith. Ko also added, “It’s such a great way of getting to know people in different grades.” Apart from having a good time and playing around, the team also factored in the fact that they got to connect with others and with God through worship. “I enjoy worshipping not only because it glorifies God, but, depending on the circumstances, it can also touch people and help them encounter God,” Frohlich said. A member of the audience, Gavin Zimmer (9) also agreed with Frohlich’s remark on connection, saying, “I like it [worshipping]. I feel like I get to connect with the music and with God, and it’s just really peaceful.” As the song came to its last verse and the music started to fade, waves of emotions washed over the whole room while people closed their eyes and swayed along to the tune. Slowly, the worship team stepped off stage for Mr. Kirk Ronzheimer with satisfied smiles on their faces, ready to do it all over again the following Friday.
—By Areeya Kunawaradisai
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OLEMNLY, Noah Graves (12) leads the worship team in praying before playing during MEW. The students supported each other and the student body through prayer as well.
IC in hand, Shannon Frohlich (10) sings “Silent Night” during the Christmas service. The worship team led the student body in different chapel services throughout the year.
“It changes with whatever season I’m going through because I love to sing songs that reflect what I’m feeling; right now I love Lauren Daigle’s ‘Trust in You’!” -Kimberly Horton (12) Worship Team
ANDS wide open, Tommy Han (11) discusses the junior class’s theme as Peter Kim (11) and Jonathon Chinn (11) listen. The ExCom set up various goals for the class to accomplish.
WHAT’S THE KEY TO BEING A LEADER ON eXcOM?
T the leadership retreat, Mr. Karl Steinkamp leads a session on the importance of responsibility. Throughout the trip, students learned how to become better leaders.
“The key is not about demanding respect; it’s about earning it. You can’t expect someone to do something if you haven’t done it before. You have to be humble enough to do the work your-self, accept others’ input, and have some flexibility.” -Jarrod Chang (12) // Senior Class President “Being a leader isn’t about feeling ‘ready’ to lead—you will rarely feel that. Leading is about sacrificing time and making things happen.” -Emmett Balzer (12) // Senior Class Vice President
“The key to being a leader in ExCom is understanding what your classmates want and need. The most important attribute is being able to listen to everyone’s ideas and formulating the best plan for the entire class.” -Tommy Han (11) // Junior Class President “The key is to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone and do things that you might not necessarily want to do. A lot of it is also knowing that you’re not going to be able to make everyone absolutely happy when making a decision—and that’s okay.” -Areeya Kunawaradisai (11) // Junior Class Vice President JOSIAH BRAKE
RESSED in cat costumes, Gabby Gardner (8) and En Qi Saw (12) hang out during a senior buddy party. The Senior ExCom planned parties with middle school students as well.
REPPING the store under Mr. Jon Ronning’s watch, Elynn Tan (11) and Aaron Tan (11) decorate the poster. The ExCom also let others help in making decisions for the store.
“Alright, guys, what do you think about this idea? Should we proceed with it, or does anyone have another suggestion?” asked Tommy Han (11), junior class president, as he stood in front of the rest of his fellow junior class ExCom members and sponsors in Room 2. Meanwhile, Jarrod Chang (12), senior class president, led his ExCom members and sponsors in a discussion about graduation and leaving in Room 9B. Throughout the year, both the junior class and senior class ExComs faithfully met every Monday X-Block in their respective rooms to brainstorm and discuss events and matters about their classes. As they inched closer to graduation every day, the senior class ExCom focused mostly on preparing the class for the big day and making memories to last a lifetime along the way. From planning the senior sneak to hanging with middle school students during 8th grade-senior buddies parties to choosing the speaker for commencement, the senior class ExCom led way for its class to decide on important subjects. “It can be challenging when you have a group of over fifty students to make decisions for—you have to think about what they would prefer as a whole,” commented Kimberly Horton (12), senior class photojournalist. “Getting a chance to spend more time hanging out with my senior buddy during parties is really nice,” said Tate Oppenheim (8). On the other hand, the junior class ExCom focused more on strategizing ways to earn money for the JSB and for the senior sneak
EENLY, Sheldon Ang (12), Christy Chow (12), and Emmett Balzer (12) listen as Mr. Jon Horton discusses graduation. The senior class ExCom met every Monday.
and to bond as a class. From working daily in the store to organizing a myriad of fund-raisers to preparing ahead for senior year, the junior class ExCom put in extra work to plow the way for their class. “You have to try to find joy in washing dishes for two hours straight even though you have an essay due in two days and laugh when someone spills milkshake all over the floor—but in the end, it’s all worth it,” gushed Tian Ooi (11), class treasurer. Peter Kim (11), class photojournalist, added, “I feel like our class has bonded through this experience for sure. Even when it can be stressful, we really feel like we’re all in this together. Like, it’s so real.” Through everything, the ExCom members, both juniors and seniors, also gained experiences and lessons on how to lead and set examples. “You need to be willing to step out of your comfort zone and perform tasks you wouldn’t normally do,” stated Christy Chow (12), class secretary. “We definitely learn to have more confidence and cool-headedness to make good decisions,” said Jonathon Chinn (11), class special events coordinator. All in all, throughout all the blood, sweat, and tears of working and planning and serving, a leadership position on the ExCom proved to be rewarding and maturing. As the last bell rang through the high school, the ExCom members got up from their seats, smiled, said “thank yous,” and filed out of the room. Starting the week off well, they readied themselves to take on yet another week of working hard—all for the successes of their classes in growing together and in having fun.
— By Areeya Kunawaradisai
Junior and Senior Class ExComs
AITING for his lead, Zhong Xi Tan carries the Malaysian flag. Chase Bernhardt (1), Tan, and Isaac Beaman (5) carried flags of nations who fought in wars as they paraded through the gym on Remembrance Day.
another through the Scout Oath and Law,” said Matthias Seevaratnam (3). Cub Scouts, ranging from ages of 7 through 10, met every Tuesday night. Taught early that a Scout is one who abides by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, Cub Scouts prepared a cub to become a Boy Scout. When a scout met the required number of merit badges and certain requirements, a rank advancement ceremony was held in the chapel, commemorating the achievement. Ranks motivated the scouts to keep growing physically strong, mentally sharp, and morally straight; therefore abiding by the scout law.
-By Daniela Rana
HREE fingers up, Nicholas Khor (10) and Jaxon Kendrick help lead the Boy Scouts into reciting the Scout Law. Rank Advancement Ceremonies were held in the chapel to commemorate those who achieved a higher rank.
What is the mission of a boy scout?
were at camp preparing fajitas.” “Since each camp out has a theme for survival, the theme in Mount Jerai was cooking,” added Jaxon Kendrick (8). The theme of leadership played a major role in within the troops. “I’ve seen the boys grow in dignity, leadership, and intelligence regarding the Scout Oath and Law,” said Mr. Paul Hoffmeyer. Apart from camp outs and hikes, troops attended weekly meetings. Mark Ho (6) said, “We meet every Tuesday at the library and discuss matters of ranks, achievements, and badges.” Kyle Choi (6) added, “The scouts memorise the Scout Oath and Law.” “We learn about respecting one
Into the thick vegetation of Malaysia’s tropical climate, sweaty troops of boys scoured for the top of Mount Jerai in Ipoh. “One of the highlights was the Mount Jerai camp out,” said Nicholas Khor (10) of the year in Boy Scouts. “Even though it rained a lot, the boys enjoyed themselves camping.” Troops 222, including scouts ranging from 11-18 years old, bonded over the camp out on Mount Jerai, which was one of the outdoor activities held in Boy Scouts. “Being in scouts has taught me practical skills like securely tying ropes and lighting a fire,” said David Kilgo (6). Full of opportunities to gain merit badges, camp outs provided the Boy Scouts with tasks to complete such as setting up the camp and cooking. “While the younger troops were out hiking to get a merit badges in Mount Jerai,”said Tate Oppenheim (8), “the older ones
TANDING upright, Tyler Ronning (8) assists David Kilgo (6) as they put on their neckerchiefs. The Boy Scouts wore khaki shirts and shorts to accentuate their individual badges and ranking pins.
Our mission in Scouts is to prepare young men to become a leader in any situation.” -Nathan Chand (10)
Jing Low (12), Denise Chai (12)
iPad mini at the ready, Zachary Montgomery (6) films Caitlyn Buckland (6) shouting at Erica Shin (6) in Bible class. Every morning, the 6th graders attended Bible classes with different stations to make tabernacles, watch videos, discuss questions, and make movies.
Plastic bag rustling, Wansuk Kunawaradisai (9) lunges for an egg as Dael Kim (9) and Sophie Bubrik (9) chat behind him during Physics class with Mrs. Corinne Rogers. Students had the opportunity to step outside of wooden desks to make learning messy with yolk.
Ashlynn Arnold (2), Hanbi Park (2), Adaiah de Visser (2)
Joshua Nadapdap (2)
Monday came quickly and cruelly. You just wanted to head back home, crash into bed, and skip the whole day, the whole week, the whole year. You entered the first block of a very long day, and a Legacy video awaited you. Lifting your tired eyes, you watched how, despite the Vietnam War raging outside their windows, the flooded hallways as classrooms, and the forced evacuations on U.S. military planes with school supplies such as 100 books, students continued to learn fervently and passionately. You had simply wanted school to end in a SPLIT SECOND. But from the 1930s, the school has transformed students into passionate learners: So what legacy will follow you? You may think that school filled just a small slot of your life, but think about the moments you made here. In preschool, you learned with Mrs. Brandi Brewster to make shapes out of gumdrops and made bear hunting maps with Mrs. Renae Roberts. In elementary school, you sprinted faster than Mrs. Nicole Corman to make her do burpees, observed Mrs. Heather Ramos’ class guppies give birth, played the bells with Ms. Joyce Goh, and danced with Mrs. Karen Sasse before a test. In middle school, you finished 10,000 words for NaNoWriMo with Ms. Bethany Weidemann, translated cloud shapes to instrument sounds with Mr. Christopher Ramos, and compared the Spartan and Athenian societies with Mr. Scott Poole. In high school, you played swimming pool noodle fencing with Mrs. Lisa Munson, tried to decipher the murder on the Orient Express with Mr. Jens Hieber, faced your fear of public speaking with Mrs. Debbie Chinn, and conducted a school-wide mock U.S. election with Mr. Mark Sasse. Sadly, you never experienced watching movies and eating you zha kueh dipped in condensed milk with Mr. John “Tommy” Tompkins as he retired after 49 years spent as a student and a teacher. Teachers, students, and the curriculum may have changed over the years; but the school still helped students lay the building blocks of their academics to transform into passionate learners with an education for life. In a SPLIT SECOND, Tuesday came. You entered the first block with more confidence, determined to join the ranks of passionate learners that began in the 1930s and to leave behind a legacy worth remembering when the last school bell rings. —By Lilian Li
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When the Last Bell Rings
Noah Tan (P3)
Jay Lohman (6), Mrs. Michele Trescott, Jeta Anderson (6)
What is your Great Things Come From... favorite time of the “Criss cross, apple sauce, pepperoni pizza,” said graders from different classes swapped with each Mrs. Brandi Brewster to her Preschool 4 students. other, allowing a wider range of interaction with The preschoolers immediately sat down with their others students and teachers. day? legs crossed. Eyes towards their teacher, they eager“During Writer’s Workshop, I get to write my
“Music, because I’m the princess of music. I liked music since I was born. I just love it, and I have a beautiful voice.” - Yejii Lee (K) “I like math because we learn subtraction and addition, and I really like learning those things.” - Abigail Mazalu (1)
ly awaited the lesson that had been prepared for them. Around the elementary area, other classes also readies themselves for the day. “I like reading time because I get to learn new words,” said Joanna Broecker (K). “I like using them at home.” Throughout the day, preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders followed schedules that allowed them variety in classes and activities they got to enjoy. Mrs. Dale Gibson-Pham got her kindergartners to dance and sing along to videos projected onto the Smartboard. In some periods of the day, first
fter acting in a “Good Samaritan” skit, Ella Beasley (P4) runs her fingers through a box of crayons before starting on her coloring sheet. Student did activities to learn concepts.
own story,” said Elyn Choi (1). “That class lets me do a lot of activities that allow me to be creative.” Teachers encouraged students to be creative from a young age. Writer’s Workshop allowed first graders to draw a picture and construct a story based off of it. “My favourite time is snack and recess,” replied Derion Dwumfour (1). “I like it because I get to play with my friends.” Preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders enjoyed the company of their friends and had many opportunities to do so. Their teachers faithfully dedicated their time to teaching them both academically and spiritually. The students got to learn in an environment surrounded by friends and caring teachers, preparing them for years to come.
hile waiting to act in a class video, Sophie Ko (K) dropped a silver ball down the funnel and watched it roll down. A mix of learning and play helped students focus.
erion Dwumfour (1) silently finishes his spelling quiz. When he completed his quiz, he handed it to Mrs. Rebekah Ronning. Students quickly learned daily routines.
-By Aaron Tan
“Free play, because I get to dress up and play with my friends.” - Lukas Steffen (P3) “My favorite time of the day is Free play when the teachers give me toys to play with.” - Jason Li (P3)
Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1
OVING her sift side to side, Elena Lim (2) sifts and sorts beans and seeds according to their size during a science class taught by Mrs. Eileen Buhr. The second graders had fun learning about how particles (beans) could be separated by using different tools.
Why did the teacher have to wear sunglasses?
“My favorite class in school is P.E. class,” said Kaden Corman (4). “I just love to move around and do athletics.” In addition to learning in the classroom and playing outside, students had the chance to do interesting hands-on activities. “In second grade, we do very cool things during science class,” said Mrs. Eileen Buhr. “We do things like make bricks and watch the changes of a caterpillar to a moth.” At the end of the day, the elementary students piled out of the classrooms and waited to be picked up by their parents, eager for the next day. “I wish we could have more English class,” said Adriaan Hueting (3). “I really like writing.” Grades 2, 3, and 4 always had a blast during the school day.
OOKING through magazines in the library, Ellie Park (4), Jiwoo Seo (4), and Jing Xuan Leow (4) enjoy their library class which was taught by Mrs. Lori Horton. In this class, the students had the chance to pick out some of their favorite reading materials.
-By Julia Munson
YES focused on the small white board, David Lee (2) and Haram Joen (2) practice their spelling during class. Students recorded their favorite activities to do in their free time. Lee and Joen put down playing Minecraft and Hover Craft.
“My favorite subject in school is science” said Sean White (3). “I like it because it’s fun, and I am good at it. It’s also really fun when we get to do experiments.” Throughout the year, elementary students focused on mastering language arts, math, history, science, and Bible, all classes taught by their homeroom or grade level teachers. “The Bible lessons in class seem to be the students’ favorite,” said Mrs. Karen Sasse as she talked about her class. “We are learning about how the Old Testament prophecies connect with the New Testament. The kids think it’s awesome because the prophecies are introduced as clues.” Other than their core classes, elementary students also had the chance to have music, art, and P.E. classes. This enabled the kids to get out of their seats and move around for a bit.
The Kids Were 2 Bright
S they raise their hands above their heads, Christopher Min (4) and Ryan Khaw (4) stretch during their “brain break” in math class. During these breaks, students practiced math facts as they incorporated stretching and exercise moves.
What do you want to be when you grow up? “A scientist. I want to be famous for creating time travel and flying cars.” - Zach Lee (4)
“I want to be an artist when I grow up because I like to draw.” - Letyzia Tang (2)
“I want to become a teacher.” - Catie Montgomery (4)
“Two things -- I want to be a scientist or a volleyball player. It’d just be so cool!” - Daniel Park (3) Grades 2, 3, 4
What was it Middle School Is No Joke... like moving from elemen“Language Arts is a really fun class because Ms. “We get to learn more about God and creation,” Lim makes the class interesting,” said Lyric Hawk said Aidan Leong (5). “We learned about His tary to mid- many names, like Elohim.” (5). “She interacts with us a lot, and we do fun Fifth and sixth graders studied the stories, char- projects.” dle school? acters, Fifth graders in Ms. Christine Lim’s language and ideas presented in the Bible. The fifth
It’s Not Punny At All
It was a really exciting experience because it’s like I got into a higher level. - Anric Chin (5)
TTENTIVELY listening to the class discussion, Kyla Faircloth (5) thinks about the best answer to Ms. Christine Lim’s question to the class. Fifth graders had class discussions for every topic they learned to analyse the lesson behind the stories of the Bible so that they could understand them more fully.
AREFULLY attaching the stalk on his paper fruit, Benjamin Yeoh (6) and his class make crafts and decorations for Sukkot, a Jewish holiday. Sixth graders made paper fruits and chains to decorate the hut covering the benches in front of Jaffray Dorm in honor of the celebration.
-By Aaron Tan
EEP in conversation, Benjamin Stoltzfus (6), Noah Lee (6), and Natalie Khor (6) conclude that King Solomon was a good king. Sixth grade students grouped the Biblical kings listed on their worksheet depending on whether they were morally good or bad based on what they had learned about them in Bible class.
I like middle school better because I get to see my grades—and what I work for is what I get. - Ashley Park (5)
C AARON TAN
It was fun to become a middle school student because I got to do a lot more activities. - Kyle Tang (5)
arts class did many projects to interact with each other while practising the skills they learned. Sixth graders read a book each quarter and took tests about the books. The class focused on literary analysis skills and new vocabulary. Fifth and sixth graders also took science and social studies as one class in an integrated program called Matrix. Sixth graders studied basic physics and topics like electricity and magnetism. For their social studies part of the program, the Sixth graders studied a different continent each quarter. They also made ignite presentations that were timed. They needed to memorise facts and present to their class. Fifth and sixth graders learned the basics of many essential skills and classes while learning to work together as a class. From learning about God to doing MLA citations, fifth and sixth graders prepared to take on their future with new skills and life lessons.
It was hard at first because of the complexity of middle school like handing in assignments on time. - Ashley Yeoh (6)
graders analysed stories such as the Prodigal Son and studied about God. They learned about the different Hebrew names of God and practiced them in table groups. Sixth graders learned about the people of the Old Testament Bible. The sixth graders also performed Ether’s story as a play for the kindergartners and elementary students. “My favourite class is art because I can relax, and the projects we do are fun and entertaining to do,” explained Jasmine Hassan (6). “Mr. Dustin Roberts is also a really passionate teacher, and it makes the class even more interesting.” Fifth and sixth graders took special classes like art, research skills, technology, and physical education. Research skills taught students how to do citations for research papers and do proper research. Mr. Chuck Arnold’s technology class taught students how to better use programs like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher. These classes helped middle school students for future projects and assignments.
It was stressful because there are so many responsibilities and consequences like Ns and tardies. - Karis White (6)
Grades 5 and 6
Why was six afraid of seven?
‘Cause 7, 8 (ate), 9!
“In 1920, Charlie Chaplin participated in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest and lost. True or false?” Mr. Craig Roylance asked the eighth graders in Bible class. Mr. Roylance often asked true or false questions to warm up the class before delving into their class material: Foundations of Faith. This class regularly challenged students’ minds. As they entered into a new school year, seventh graders enjoyed the upperclassmen status amongst middle schoolers. “It’s fun being considered an upperclassman, but sometimes I miss the good ol’ days of being a younger middle schooler,” said Derek Kes (7). Life Science always piqued the interest of seventh graders who came into class wondering what they would learn next. In class, students learned about how chromosomes and genotypes determine one’s physical appearance. “I enjoy science class because of the open discussion we get to have. Some days Mr. [David] Nguyen will scrap the teaching he prepared that day and open the class to a discussion about realworld issues,” said Wen Khaw (7). Outside the classroom, eighth graders began warming up their muscles before another day of MEGAN CHANG
HILE drinking a milkshake, Sharisse Leong (8) multi-tasks by checking her phone and hanging out with Zoe Grous (8). During X-blocks, eighth graders often spent their time clustered around the lockers playing games or conversing with others.
S Yong-Yu Huang (7) makes a funny remark, Mikaya Ronzheimer (7), Lana Brewster (7), and Esmarie De Jager (7) laugh hysterically. During the middle school barbecue, students filled the campus and enjoyed the Hawaiian themed dinner.
HILLING in the student center, Micah Faircloth (8) converses with senior buddies Dominic Fitzgerald (12) and Jonathan Lafferty (12). On 12 November, seniors hosted a Halloween costume party for their eighth grade buddies, allowing natural friendships to form.
working out. P.E. class offered a variety of units ranging from dance to soccer, which gave students opportunities to try out new and different skills. “I enjoy P.E. because we get to play sports such as soccer and basketball. We also have an amazing teacher: Mr. [Chance] Edman,” said Andrew Kaney (8). “I enjoy how he always lets us out early to eat lunch and makes good teams for the games. Our class really wouldn’t be as fun without him.” While seen by teachers and younger middle schoolers alike as role models, some eighth graders found it hard to believe that people considered them good influences to the younger kids. “It actually feels very weird to be considered an influence to the younger kids; it makes me feel old but also young at the same time. It’s also super stressful when we start thinking about our future, and high school is just around the corner!” said Davina Loh (8). “The answer is true. Charlie Chaplin did indeed lose in the look-alike contest,” said Mr. Roylance as he concluded the exercise. After the activity, the eighth graders started their study in the discussion of faith.
-By Rainbow Chan
What theme would you want to have at your JSB? “Something to do with the 1900s because most adults could relate to it, and we can look back and see the classy outfits.” -Esther Tse (8) “Star Wars! You can have the students dress up as storm troopers and have some alien decorations!” -Ethan Chan (7) “Definitely a Sword Art Online theme or Naruto. Just an anime theme of some sort. The decorations can just be a professional gamer setup.” -Abel Tan (8) “I’d like a Maze Runner theme because it is my favorite book. The decorations could have vines running down from the ceiling, and the skit can be about the characters solving the maze!” -Grace Park (7)
Grades 7, 8
How does Shakespeare choose pencils?
2B or not 2B?
HERE. Let’s change this part up a bit,” said Esther Kim (10) to her partner Suji Lim (10) about their play, Othello. After being split up into groups according to a Shakespearean play, the group would then have to perform a short scene from the story.
N the English 11 class, Zachary Kok (11), Richard Baek (11), and Asher Kim (11) get ready to explain their interpretation of realism. The class had split into three groups each given the task to interpret one of three choices: realism, transcendentalism, and romanticism.
Getting ideas from films, a Capstone student rushes to the library with others to choose a film for the class. Another student, palms sweaty, walks to the front of the class and begins his long-awaited speech attempting to persuade his classmates to cheer for Chelsea. Scrolling through an endless amount of pictures taken throughout the year, a Journalism student sighs heavily to herself. One of three advanced English classes, Capstone gave students the opportunity to pick a topic or question that fascinated them and research the matter. The student would then be asked to utilize their understanding through a project. The project could be of the student’s choice as well; choices ranged from a musical composition to a 75-page fantasy novel about a man searching for his father. Denise Chai (12) said, “The best thing about Capstone was the freedom I had to research whatever interested me. My project was on the intersection between mathematics and philosophy with a focus on formal ‘undecidability’.” The night before a popcorn speech, Risa Sasada (9) sat in Ziemer dorm stressing the benefits of learning a second language. Afterwards Sasada said, “I was pretty nervous before the actual speech, but during the speech, my nerves had calmed already.” Students recommended by former English teachers could move up to Honors English—a class especially for students who demonstrated
their capability and interest in a more arduous English class. “Honors [English] does get difficult at times because we write an essay almost every week, but Mr. Jens [Hieber] makes the class awesome and less technical,” said Trevor Ronning (10). Journalism continued to attract more and more students, acquiring twelve students in total. Journalism taught students to work independently on layouts and to correct their own and their partner’s mistakes. “When you don’t have a partner, you have more freedom to be creative in your layout and spend less time worrying about matching up with your partner. On the other hand, it does get difficult sometimes when you’re lost and seeking a second opinion with someone in the same section as you,” said Victoria Galang (11). After a run to the library, Daniel Munson (12), David Unruh (12) and Darby Kendrick (12) return to the class with National Treasure to watch with their classmates. Finally finding the right picture to put in her layout, Daniela Rana (11) lets out a sigh of relief. “The English Premier League has the best teams, and you should only pick from them. However, no matter what team we’re up against, Chelsea will win this year’s season!” said Jordan Chang (9) enthusiastically. His classmates had shifted from laughing to cheering and applauding Chang’s passionate speech.
LICK! Click! As Victoria Galang (11) snaps practice shots for the yearbook, Areeya Kunawaradisai (11) observes the gym’s lighting, while Julia Munson (11) analyzes her shots. Students practiced taking shots for the yearbook in the oddly lit gym.
-By Rainbow Chan
URNING to partners Jordan Chang (9), Elizabeth Horton (9), and Risa Sasada (9), Yuuki Horie (9) asks their opinion on the textbook questions. The Honors 9 students discussed Martin Luther King’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”
If you could be a character from a book you’ve read in class, who would it be? “Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451 because at first he’s blind for believing the utopian world around him, but in the end, he realises that it’s a lie.” -Rahul Gill (11) “Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit because he’s such a fun character; he’s quirky and helpful as well.” -Gabe Roberts (9)
“I’d like to be Finny from A Separate Peace because I’m drawn to his creativity and carefree attitude. He’s able to take risks that I’d never be able to take. It’d be cool to step into his shoes!” -Jonathan Lafferty (12) “The pigs from Animal Farm because they’re lazy and smart.” -Albert Jeong (10)
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ISCUSSING answers to the worksheet with Luke Lindsey (9) and looking at the textbook on his device, Inkyul Kim (9) explains his answer. In Algebra I, the students worked together on factoring worksheets that Mr. Tom Penland had assigned them.
Pre-Calculus as we need to pay a lot of attention, but luckily Mr. Maurin makes it easier by helping us a lot.” Taking notes about real life statisticians, AP Statistics students used the knowledge they learned in class to make inferences about real-life populations based on samples. The practicality of the class had drawn in students from tenth to twelfth grade. Felicia Teoh (12) said, “I find AP Statistics harder than AP Calculus because it is less mathbased and more concept-based which I sometimes struggle with. However, I’ve always liked math more than my other classes in high school, so hopefully, this’ll help as I take up a mathematics major in university.” After finding one of the solutions to the problem, Pre-Calculus students rushed to find the remaining solutions. As they concluded the lesson, students left the class with the labels of the unit circle still running through their minds. -By Rainbow Chan
“When I completely finished my unit circle quiz in Pre-Calculus.” -Aaron Tan (11) “When Dael [Kim (9)], my math buddy, explains to me what I don’t understand. Her patience helps me grasp the concept quicker.” -Riley Phillips (9) “When the questions involve the Pythagorean theorem or naming shapes.” -Nicholas Khor (10)
S she bites her lip, Suzanne Liew (10) glances at her device for the answers to her worksheet. In Pre-Calculus, students used the class time given to them to do work on the chapter. Students could practice worksheets or redo quizzes in class. RAINBOW CHAN
“When have I not felt confident in math?” -Tian Ooi (11)
“What is the cosine of pi over 4?” asked Mr. Guy Maurin to his students. As students discussed the answers while looking at the unit circle, Benjamin Mauger (12) responded with, “The cosine would be the square root of 2 over 2.” Memorizing the numbers on the unit circle continued to come into use to Pre-Calculus students who needed to identify them quickly. Meanwhile in Room 9A, students worked hard on the worksheets given to them by Mr. Tom Penland. Geometry students learned about how to use the Pythagorean theorem in triangles and proved a shape’s identity. Christina Beaman (9) said, “I like that in Geometry, the class is flexible, and we have a lot of freedom to work at our own pace. Sometimes the class can move a bit too fast, but Mr. Penland always leaves time at the end of class to catch up which is really helpful.” With the unit circle on the board, Pre-Calculus students took notes on where to put certain labels and which ones would give them points on the weekly quiz. Trigonometric functions initially proved a hard unit for most, but after a second run-through of the chapter, students eventually got the hang of it. “I’m quite good at the half-angle and difference formulas because I get it, so it’s pretty easy,” said Jesse Lohman (11). “It can be hard to understand
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When have you felt confident about math?
HILE concentrating on the worksheet in front of her, Amanda Low (10) continues to review for her test. As students studied for the test, they talked to table partners and others in the class for clarification; students studied simplification in equations.
“I feel confident of my skills 24/7, 8 days a week!” -Aaron Chand (12)
“I felt confident about math when I was able to teach it to someone else.” -Isabel Smith (10)
DID you get it?” asks Christy Chow (12) to Alex Chan (11). AP Statistics students sat next to their partner and worked through the class and questions with them. As interaction became constant, partners asked and gave help to each other.
“Isaac Kearney because he is freaking adorable.” -Andrew Kim (12) “Rahul [Gill (11)] because of how he represents everything. Rahul is love. Rahul is life.” -Jerald Ooi (11)
xamining the spray paint can in his hand, Jae Cho (9) makes sure the can will roll the clay to the right size. Cho then proceeded to use the can to roll the polymer clay on the table to achieve his desired shape; Cho chose to make a doughnut.
From graphite drawings to pastels to spray paint, students in Art tried different mediums and styles that suited the artwork. Pencil in hand, Zhi Yong Lee (9) sketched out a rough draft of his new project that he called Twisted which displayed a lighter being flicked but water had replaced the part of the fire. Lee said, “My favorite project to work on in art this class has been the Twisted drawing with color pencil because I learned many new coloring techniques that I’ve never known before and also drew something I hadn’t even thought of before.” In Advanced Art, students added onto certain techniques they had learned the year before, making them more skilled in them by the end of the project. “Advanced Art has been difficult and time-consuming at times, especially when deadlines are fast approaching,” said Alicia Chin (10). “I guess what I would say is that during the process, it may seem hard and impossible to complete, but in the end, it is so, so worth it.” In Master Studio and AP Art, students demonstrated the skills of previous years and the depth of their creative imagination in art with their own portfolio or display of work. “AP Art is a class that shows one’s personality and is a way of expressing yourself through art,” said the only student taking AP Art, Elynn Tan
(11). “You learn to naturally use the techniques you learned in previous classes and persevere through all the stress and difficulty that comes with hard work.” After drawing the outline for her artwork, Master Studio student Jessie Ross (12) glued cut-out photos from a magazine to add to a tribal woman’s scarf. “The art piece was to convey a message of how tribal people who have been relying on nature slowly drift towards the path of industrialization when they become more involved with outsiders. In Master Studio, we’ve become responsible with coming up with new ideas for our art pieces and sending messages to the viewer.” As some students filled cups of water to dilute the paint and add tints of blue and pink to their watercolor painting, others took out their box of colored pencils and began coloring a leaf on their drawing. After trying out different styles in Art, students could then choose their favorite and make their artwork stand out amongst the rest. -By Rainbow Chan
TROKE after stroke, Jessie Ross (12) adds more grey to the surface of her moon painting. “I like the moon, and I really wanted to make the biggest art piece in Dalat,” said Ross. The painting had been one of Ross’ very last art pieces in her senior year.
“Queen Elizabeth because she has such interesting features.” -Aiden Frusher (11)
“Victoria Beckham because it won’t be hard to draw her figure.” -Benjamin Finlay (12)
What shoes do artists wear?
HILE Vivien Lee (11) draws sunflowers on her portrait of Sophia Ong (11), Ong draws the outline of Lee’s glasses on her canvas. The two art students needed a partner to draw for their newest Master Studio art project and decided to design a portrait of each other.
Who would be the best person to draw?
“Darian Yeap (12) would be the best because of his friendly countenance that makes him easy to talk to.” -Chloe Castro (12)
“Ariana Grande or Emma Watson because they’re hot.” -Daniel Kang (10)
AINTBRUSH in hand, Sheryl Ang (9) adds a tint of green onto her dumpling for Foundation Art. The dumpling had been made from polymer clay and the students sculpted the clay until they got the shape of their food, in which, Ang had chosen a dumpling.
YPING about his mental disorder presentation, Aiden Frusher (11) researches about autism spectrum disorder. Students researched the disorder assigned to them, and with the information they found, they presented it to the class on a Friday X-block.
IGHT on cue, Jerald Ooi (11), Lydia Kim (10), and Dael Kim (9) whip the parachute up and down. The Fitness students waited for the children to walk through the center of the parachute and then proceeded to create a wave-like effect.
ITH a flick of her wrist, Jung En Seo (11) hits the birdie back to her opponent. On 27 October, the Fitness and P.E. class went on a trip to the LifeBridge Learning Center and played a variety of activities such as dancing, badminton, and tic-tac- toe.
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FTER being blocked by Melynn Kendrick (11), En Qi Saw (12), and Noah Graves (12) on the opposing team, Timothy Sasse (12) throws the ball back to his teammates. The balancing and competitiveness of both teams during handball resulted in a tie.
Eyes fixed on the Frisbee, Sam Hofer (12) watched as it glided into Jerald Lim’s (12) hands and without hesitation, rushed after Lim. As the game continued, Hofer’s team chased after Lim’s team, throwing the Frisbee back and forth to team members until they reached the end of the field. Susan Oh (12) said, “At first I didn’t like playing Frisbee because it’s hard to catch. But because we played it a lot, I eventually got the hang of it and enjoyed playing it.” Besides chasing the Frisbee back and forth across the field, students in P.E. also spent their time learning a variety of other sports such as swimming, handball, and tennis. “I enjoy the activities in P.E. because there is friendly competition as I play with and against people I know well. Through our competitiveness, we can do goofy things and try random tricks and strategies, some of which work incredibly well while others fail miserably,” said Josiah Brake (12). Clicking away at her keyboard, Vivien Lee (11) sat at her computer researching and preparing her presentation on eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. “I enjoyed learning more about this disorder, but what surprised me the most while doing this presentation was the large amount of people who suffer from this disorder,” said Lee. “I’m glad I now know how to treat bulimia just in case someone I know ends up having it.” On Fridays, students in Health had a mandatory X-block that required their attendance in Room
25. During the X- block, students reviewed the material they had learned earlier that week and introduced new material for the following week. “It’s a valuable time set aside to stay on top of our Health class and communicate with teachers and students. I enjoy the Health X-block because of its effectiveness in helping me stay on top of the online course,” said Matthew Strong (10). “... 8, 9, 10,” said Courtney Soon (10) as she counted to herself. Soon counted to 10 when stretching, and when she finished, she began getting ready for the class activity. “I enjoy Fitness because you learn more about yourself and focus on how you can improve on your skills,” said Soon. “I felt that the content we learned was very relate-able for us to apply to our lives, even as students. Mrs. [Robin] Frohlich really helped to push us through to reach our goals.” Fitness students did a mixture of textbook learning as well as physical activity which made the class more interactive. “I enjoyed playing a variety of recreational sports in Fitness, but we also had a textbook for references in case we were confused,” said Gavin Zimmer (9). With students running up and down the field until they could barely catch their breath, they heard the whistle from Mrs. Frohlich signaling the end of the game. Hofer’s team had won, but both teams shook hands and laughed all the way back to the gym. -By Rainbow Chan
If you could swap bodies with someone, who would it be and why? “Kate Middleton because it would be really awesome to experience what life as a royal would be like.” -Natasha Palanivel (10) “Steven Gerrard because he’s a beautiful man and a legend!” -Jonathon Chinn (11) “Definitely Shrek because he is body goals.” -Letitia Ong (9) “I would choose LeBron James because despite being older than thirty, which is old for an athlete, he plays as if he were still twenty.” -Seong-Min Kim (10) “Candice Swanepoel because she’s a supermodel and has a great body.” -Mersades Zimmer (12)
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If you could be fluent in a language what would it be? “Norwegian because my dad’s family is all Scandinavian so it’d be fun to talk with them in their native tongue” -Kayla Ronning (11)
“Spanish because I want to tell Spanish speaking people about Jesus!” -Hannah Trescott (10)
“In Bahasa Melayu II, we built on the foundations of Bahasa Melayu I,” said Kristiana Phillips (10). “We learned how to address royalty, how to converse colloquially, and how to write traditional poems.” Students in Mrs. Ai Lee Chan’s Bahasa 2 class learned about vocabulary, basic language structure, and common Malay phrases. Students did a project where they made a presentation about what type of animal they’d be and why. Projects like these helped students improve their grammatical proficiency needed to discuss different topics. “Spanish III taught me the cultures of Spanish countries and how to read, write and speak Spanish,” explained Alex Chan (11). “I like the class because Mr. [Josh] Allen is chill, friendly, and helpful in class. I also get to review using Kahoot.” Students taking Mr. Allen’s Spanish class always started their class with a warm-up. To refresh their minds on what they learned in class, they played Kahoot. Mr. Allen also sometimes brought in native Spanish speaking guests to give his class a chance to interact with fluent Spanish speakers. In Spanish II, students quickly reviewed how to conjugate “to be” verbs and eventually learned how to conjugate them in the past tense. As they developed their conjugation, students practiced Spanish through writing small paragraphs and speaking the language to each other frequently
in class. Students also learned about Hispanic culture in different countries around the world. “I believe that Mandarin is a very useful very useful and amazing language,” said Matthew Strong (10). “I have been able to use the Mandarin I have learned from ordering food at stalls, to even talking to people on airplanes.” Mandarin students learned a lot about the Chinese culture and lifestyle. Mrs. Eunice Teoh encouraged students to speak only Mandarin when in class, allowing students to apply what they learned like pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. No matter the language, students enriched their understanding of the world around them by acquiring another way to communicate.
Sé lo que vine a hacer,” sang Risa Sasada (9) to Wansuk Kunawaradisai (9). Spanish I students chose a song to parody in their groups; in which Sasada’s group had chose “Focus” by Ariana Grande. The group danced and sang all over campus for their video. RICHARD BAEK
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OUTH open in shock, Grace Moon (9) continues to listen to Lao Shi (Mrs. Eunice Teoh) along with Sheryl Ang (9), Jian Yi Lai (9), Joshua Koay (9), and Annabelle Teoh (9). The Mandarin III students debated the positive and negative sides to a teenage dating romance.
ARDS on the table, Kristi Phillips (10) and Jeremy Worten (10) listen to the instructions on how to play Dutch Blitz in Bahasa. During the Bahasa II class, students taught each other games and traditions from their own country. RAINBOW CHAN
“Pig Latin because nobody’s really fluent in it as far as I know.” -Seth Kelley (10)
You’re my Seoul mate
“Cantonese because I love the way it sounds, and also I love Hong Kong and plan to work there someday.” -Darian Yeap (12)
Are you Korean? Because...
“Korean so I can eavesdrop on my friends’ conversations!” -Celestine Teoh (9) “Japanese so I can understand animé without subs.” -Tim Baek (10)
What is your favorite online game?
Why was the spider online?
To visit a web site
How do you do this?” asked Joseph Hsu (12) to Hasung Cho (12). Hsu and Cho discussed their answers on their AP Physics assignment about torque. Ning Kang Chia (12), on the other hand, worked on his own assignments on AP Computer Science.
“The assignment we worked on was about natural selection. It was a bit hard because we had to get creative and work hard preparing it,” said Ramsey. “It’s different than a normal science class because you find out how to learn on your own without anyone helping you. You have to take extra time to study the material.” Meanwhile, in D-block, Teddy Zimmer (11) clicked through multiple websites looking for things to sell and what profit he could make off of it. “Online Entrepreneurship teaches us how to negotiate and how supply and demand works in real life,” said Zimmer. “The class is pretty much a year long project where we design and make our own business.” After a long day of reading and answering worksheet questions on the brain, Chang finished just in time to hear the bell ring. Sighing to herself, she logged out of the computer and packed up with thoughts about the cerebral cortex and cerebellum still in her mind. -By Rainbow Chan
ONGUE out, Jeremy Worten (10) focuses hard on the stress assignment on his screen. After goofing around with his friends before the bell rang, Worten sat at his computer and continued working on his mental disorder presentation on Schizophrenia.
“Overwatch because it gives a new taste of what a first-person shooter game is about.” -Kevin Kim (12) “Dota 1 because Rahul [Gill (11)] keeps on sending me in the enemy lines as a suicide squad!” -Min Guk Kong (10)
ARBUDS in, Carissa Hoffmeyer (10) blocks out the chatter in the room to concentrate on her Health Online classwork. Hoffmeyer continued her Online Health work where she tracked her diet, stress levels, and exercise. Online classes required time management skills. DANIELA RANA
FTER reading about the different kinds of memory, Tommy Han (11) proceeds to write about memory capacity. From implicit memories to memory duration, students in Personal Psychology learned new things about how memories work.
After sitting down at their computers, Psychology students begin reading about how different parts of the brain affect the body differently. Without teachers constantly monitoring them, students in Psychology could do their work at their own pace as long as they finished in time for a test. Map displayed on the screen in front of her, Alice Chang (10) continued working on her mind map about different types of memory for Personal Psychology. “Personal Psychology has quizzes and mind maps that help us tremendously for the test. The mind maps give a summary of the whole module, and the quizzes give a feel of how the test will be,” said Chang. “What I enjoy most about having an online class is the ability to manage our own schedule. As long as you don’t procrastinate, you have to have a lot of time to do other things such as having a study hall for that block.” During his A-block online period, Jonah Ramsey (9) continued working on his online Biology collaboration project with Ellie Park (10).
“Onmyoji. It’s like any RPG game, but its unusually high quality of overall production makes it stand out amongst mobile games.” -Jing Low (12) “Dota 2 because it’s just a reliever from work, and I enjoy trying to beat actual players instead of computers.” -Sarah Chinn (9) “Heartstone or League of Legends because my friends play it, so out of peer pressure I play it. ” -Yigal Ang (11)
What is your Coding for robots, video games, and favorite part of using moving in a desperate attempt to make a tency for using such programs in the future. technology? Fingers sound structure, Tim Sasse (12) figured out how Students in other classes learned different ways
“I can go into a whole new world.” -Derek Kes (7) “It is good for textbooks, you don’t have to carry them around.” -Dael Kim (9) “It is a good way to relax.” -Rahul Gill (11)
OSITIONED with anticipation, Isabel Smith (10) watches her robot clash with another during the BattleBots competition. Students used Legos to build an NXT robot and programed them to perform tasks like fighting with the program LabView for Lego Mindstorms.
MILING as he types, Ning Kang Chia (12) works with an interested Sheldon Ang (12). Technology classes taught students the insand-outs of programming and computer use, allowing them to use new skills to enhance school work and toil with greater efficiency.
RMS folded, En Min Saw (10) watches other students’ robots duel during the BattleBots competition, awaiting her turn to showcase her robot’s strengths. Programming the Lego NXT for robotics class required patience, persistence, innovation, and lots of trial and error.
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“It plays music which helps me get through the day.” -Alan Luchtenburg (12)
“I can listen to music.” -Crystal Pholia (10)
“You can do things faster with a computer.” -Gloria Kim (9)
of coding than the method students learned in Robotics, like coding in “C sharp” in Computer Science. “I really liked Computer Science because the only limit is your imagination, and we got to make our own video game. Who wouldn’t want to do that?” said Emmett Balzer (12). Finally clicking together the right combination of Legos, Sasse remarked on his success. Castro later figured out how to make her code run optimally, and the project soared to completion.
to best build his Lego NXT robot for the most recent project in Robotics class with Mr. Joel Roberts. “My favorite thing about building a robot is discovering all of the possibilities to complete the robot and troubleshooting my failed designs,” said Sasse. Later on, Sasse and his partner, Chloe Castro (12), each tried different codes to get their robot to complete the task at hand. From learning the basics of digital media to using special programs to code a Lego robot in obstacle avoidance skills to coding through special text in computer science, students learned problem solving through projects and challenges they did not face in other classes. Robotics allowed a combination of physical problem solving and digital problem solving, as students had to both build and code their robots each project. “Rather than boring assignments, [Robotics] projects are a bit more relaxed and nurtures innovative thinking,” said Keito Watanabe (12). Other classes, such as Digital Media, taught students about the use of digital related apps such as “Audacity” and equipped students with compe-
ITH a click of the mouse, Tommy Han (11) and Jerald Ooi (11) work during DMT (Digital Media Technology) class. In DMT, students learn the basics of using digital media technology, including standard photography and proficiency in apps such as “Audacity.”
FTER drawing the design on paper, Joel Frohlich (12) tells Timothy Sasse (12) about the pattern on his stocking. “I’m going to stitch the felt on first,” said Frohlich. Students worked in pairs when preparing their first-ever stockings during Home Economics.
UIDING the radial arm saw, Keito Watanabe (12) cuts his dimensional lumber. Students went through safety demonstrations before they could use the wood machines. After the demonstrations, students could freely use the machines in a safe manner.
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“Instead of a wood-shop class, a class on mechanics so if something goes wrong in the house, we’ll know how to fix it.” -Sophie Bubrik (9)
S he works the wood around the band saw, David Unruh (12) shifts the piece according to his design. “I’ve been working on making the back design look intricate,” said Unruh. Unruh commented on his bench, saying the design looked quite elvish.
YES on her scissors, Aster Hng (12) cuts her design on the cardboard. “I’m going to put candy canes on mine!” said Hng. Students began working on their first stocking by first cutting out the shape on cardboard and later sewing it together.
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“Bzzzzzz! Rrrrrrr!” The loud mechanical commotion from the wood shop room filled the empty corridor of the 4th grade classrooms. Inside the wood shop, students took turns working with the different machines and touching up on the different projects assigned to them. Working meticulously on the current project, Kasey Rogers (12) sat at her table carefully polishing the accessory for her bench. Industrial Arts gave students an opportunity to use tools and machines not usually accessible to high school students. Student often created projects to benefit the school. “Industrial Arts is great because it’s another form of art that could really be helpful later on in life,” said Rogers. During class, students could work in pairs to help complete projects such as the Junior Class tables, cutting boards, and benches for the new dorm building. “I enjoy Industrial Arts because we get to have fun building furniture and doing things that we would never get to do in a normal classroom,” said Joseph Hsu (12). “I’ve had such a great time in the class, and I’ve learned so much from the projects we did.”
Meanwhile, Home Economics students prepared resumes, cooked and baked a variety of snacks, and learned how to sew. In its second year, Home Economics class became a popular choice amongst students who wanted a new experience apart from the normal classwork. “Home Ec. is probably one of the most practical classes. It teaches basic kitchen skills, laundry, and sewing,” said Mathias Maurin (12). “We learned to stitch, sew buttons, and make stockings. I love the class—Mr. [Patrick] Kilgo is great at making it chill, practical, and meaningful.” Home Economics students prepared Thanksgiving dinner for the cafeteria staff on 23 November for their field trip. From cooking mashed potatoes and turkey to baking three different types of pie, Home Economics students came out of the trip with a large amount of experience. Ke-Erh Huang (11) said, “It was a lot of work for us, but I felt extremely happy enjoying the food and chatting with my classmates and the staff.” With sawdust still stuffed in the air, Industrial Art students waved their hands to fan away the debris. When the dust had settled and the machines began to power down, students could finally admire their final product in the wood shop room. -By Rainbow Chan
“A hunting class for sure. We can learn how to handle different weapons.” -Theodore Zimmer (11) “A song-writing class because I love music, and I would love to learn more about how a song is constructed!” -Kimberly Horton (12) “A napping class because students get so tired during the day, so why not having a napping class?” -Sara Septon (9) “A fishing class because when it’s not hunting season, it’s fishing season!” -Ruben Nyul (10) Electives
Keito Watanabe (12), Jonah Ramsey (11)
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Isabel Smith (10)
Carissa Hoffmeyer (10), Esther Kim (10), Julia Munson (11), Ke-Erh Huang (11), Felicia Teoh (12), Yeorin Yun (12)
Chloe Castro (12), Victoria Galang (11)
Eyes focused, Annabelle Teoh (10) prepares to swing as Susan Oh (12) lifts her glove up to possibly catch the ball in a tournament at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. Sports teams competed against nearby schools as well as travelled to other states or countries for competitions.
When you can show what you got
The ball rolling towards them, Seong-Min Kim (10), Nathan Chand (10), Jarrod Chang (12), Benjamin Mauger (12), Jonathon Chinn (11), Gabe Roberts (9), Sam Hofer (12), Nicholas Khor (10), Chan Woong Won (11), and Jerald Lim (12) act like bowling pins to be knocked over by children in a service project. Sports teams planned service projects to connect with the community and even teach their sport skills.
In a SPLIT SECOND, you knew you would either lose or win this match point. One slip, one blink, one step, and one moment could change the whole game. All the hour and a half practices after school three or four times a week prepared you for this final moment when you can show what you got. For volleyball, Andrew Kim (12) gave all his efforts and even his whole left leg for the Asian Christian School Conference in Hong Kong. The news of his broken leg spread to the girls volleyball team in Korea, who prayed together and continued to do their best to win their games. When the school moved to Penang, the girls volleyball team won the 1980 Penang State championship. This year, the boys football team brought another victory to the school when they won the school’s first ACSC championship in Taiwan. They also sang and cheered loudly in the basketball home tournaments. The basketball teams brought the school together into one gigantic crowd wave with painted yellow and blue faces in Spirit Week and showed everyone their dedication and talent. Sports required dedication, even on weekends. The track and field team often went to USM on Saturday to practice and have in-school competitions to train for their first ACSC. The cross-country team also trekked through forests with Mrs. Debbie Chinn. Moreover, the tennis team challenged each other to climb up the tennis rank ladder every week for pleasure as well as improvement. After four years, Mr. Mark Sasse converted the boys softball team to baseball. They excitedly brushed up their skills and played the sport after waiting since middle school to play it “again.” In Bangkok, the girls softball team watched Beauty and the Beast while the movie was banned in Malaysia. A SPLIT SECOND later, you dove for the ball but saw it spiralling away from your fingers—phew! Your teammate appeared from behind, saved the ball, and won the point! Sports may be strenuous, but they contained treasured moments of late practices, challenging matches, service projects, movie hangouts, and more. Hugging, sweating, you felt lucky to have incredible teammates —By Lilian Li and couldn’t wait to make more memories with them...but only after you went home to sleep.
Ning Kang Chia (12)
Mr. Chance Edman
Mr. Chuck Arnold, Mr. Tom Penland, Daniel Kang (10)
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Wins: 17 Draws: 1 Losses: 4
Spike and Strike Tournament (Silver) Uplands A 4-2 Garden 0-3 ISKL JV 5-1
the football boys took a trip to Taiwan for their final tournament, the biggest of them all—ACSC. Through six of the closest, most intense matches of the season, Dalat dominated their opponents and attacked relentlessly, winning all but one of their matches and winning the entire tournament. Each day, the team captains held multiple team meetings to discuss tactics and prepare the team for the upcoming matches. The players felt as though these team meetings greatly contributed to the grand victory. “The meetings,” said Bena Mauger (12), “prepared us mentally for each game which was the main reason we won the tournament.” Through an invigorating season of countless challenges, the varsity men fought hard and overcame the hardships to be crowned ACSC champions.
PSAC Tournament (Gold) Dalat JV Uplands B POWIIS Pelita Uplands B Uplands A
7-0 8-2 3-0 4-0 5-0 2-1
ACSC Tournament (Gold) Faith Academy St. Paul Grace Morrison ICS HK YISS
2-1 1-0 1-1 1-0 2-1 4-0
Friendly Matches Han Chiang 0-3 ISKL Varsity 0-4 ISKL Varsity 0-1 Uplands A 2-0 Green Lane FC 6-1 Technical School 4-0
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EYES focused on the ball, Jarrod Chang (12) sprints past his marker down the wing. Dalat beat YISS 4-0 in this final match of ACSC, earning first place.
“One, two, three, Eagles!” Woo Young Chung (12) and the other captains led their team onto the pitch before every match with this cheer. It became a familiar sound to the Varsity Football Boys, as did the sound of clanking gold medals. Throughout the season, the boys played in three different tournaments. The first tournament of the season was the Uplands Invitational, where Dalat thrashed Uplands A and ISKL JV but lost out to eventual champions Garden. Weeks later, Dalat hosted the annual PSAC tournament at College General. Dalat conquered the group stage, scoring nine goals and conceding none, sending them straight to the final. In the final, the boys played Uplands A in a tight match where Uplands went 1-0 up with five minutes to play. Two late goals, including a winner from Jeremy Worten (10), turned it around to seal a first trophy for the varsity boys. Delighted with the victory, David Unruh (12) explained, “Our team played very well and showed other teams that when we play our game well, we are unstoppable.” With the season coming to a close,
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“I am very proud of each of the 22 members of this team. Each of them wears two champions medals because of their choice to put the needs of the team above the wants of self. They chose humble hard work as the thing they would be best at. It was an honor and pleasure to work with this group of players.” - Coach Dustin Roberts
GLANCING down the line for an option, Levi Hawk (8) dribbles into space before passing. Dalat beat ISKL JV 5-1, but placed second in the Invitational.
IN hopes to beat his man, Chan Won (11) runs toward the center of the pitch. Dalat thrashed ISKL JV 6-1 on the KL trip at the beginning of the season.
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RECEIVING the pass, Daniel Kim (11) sets Emmett Balzer (12) up for a “four,” or a high middle, as Sam Huang (12) rushes to cover. The team went on to win, beating Youth Park two sets to one.
I had big dreams and high hopes for the season. Even though victory was not shown by our record, it was shown by our growth. Everyone can win, but only some will grow and truly win. Every member has shown growth individually and as a team. Those dreams and hopes were realized when all kept fighting, even to the last play. Keep playing. Keep growing. Thanks for giving your all, guys. Seniors, thank you for the past four years. -Coach Craig Roylance
Rise, Fall, Then
Spirits soared as the varsity men’s volleyball team took the first victory in Hong Kong for the ACSC tournament. Composed of nine seniors and three juniors—most playing since middle school—the volleyball team looked, and even expected, to take gold. They had the skill, the coaching, and the thirst. Earlier in the season, the team had started strong, beating TAR College for the first time since the volleyball program rebooted and even facing off against Penang State. They had taken bronze in the home Spike and Strike tournament, which Penang State won. So after the day-long trip to Hong Kong, the men felt ready to take on other teams from across Asia, coming in fast with a two-set victory over St. Paul. “If we pushed real hard, we would come in first,” Daniel Munson (12) said. Thus the second game began against Faith Academy—the winner of last year’s tournament. Led by their captain Andrew Kim (12), the boys fought and took the lead against Faith during the first set. The next play, Kim geared up to spike and jumped into the air. Yet the spike never came. In a flash of time, Kim jumped then landed with a loud crack, then he crumbled down. The next few seconds felt like a dream for all the players.
dangerous. Nevertheless, a typhoon hit Hong Kong—cancelling a whole day of games; the varsity’s chances of winning the tournament came crashing down as the schedule changed, putting the team in a bottom bracket without any chance of getting back up as the original bracket had given them. Still, the men refused to go down quietly, winning two out of three games in the last day even though they did not have first place for which to play. Yet they had something greater; they had Kim, their honor, and their reputation to play for. And they won back all of those. So as Kim rolled into ICS Hong Kong in a wheelchair to watch the final game where YISS beat ISC HK for gold, the whole team joked amongst each other and amongst players from Grace. “Although many things happened, it was an invaluable experience to go out and compete with other teams,” said Keito Watanabe (12). The men’s varsity volleyball team’s spirits soared yet again.
“That moment, the game, which was previously so important to us, vanished as we saw his contorted leg. The tournament became nothing in the wake of his pain,” Emmett Balzer (12) said. Coaches and players scrambled to find help or come to his aid. Prayers mixed with agonized screams filled the air until help arrived. Kim—volleyball captain and perhaps the best player of the entire tournament—had broken his leg. After the traumatic turn of events, the team tried to regain its footing but never quite found it, losing the next two games and barely winning the fourth game of the day. Then the second day rolled along with everyone’s thoughts on Kim, and Dalat lost yet again, a result of sloppy play—but that did not completely bring the team down. “I wanted our team to play harder and work extra to win for Andrew,” Noah Graves (12) said, who took the role of captain in place of Kim. Graves’ mindset reflected the attitude the team needed to continue on throughout the tournament. Although they lost the next three games, the team took one set out of three in each one, showing top teams such as YISS, ICS HK, and Grace that, even without Andrew, the team was still
-By Josiah Brake WITH precision timing, Andrew Kim (12) blocks the incoming spike from the opposing team. The blocking practice paid off for the team during games against hard-hitting teams.
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PRE-GAME prayer finished, the team huddles to cheer, “Dalat, lawan!” Lawan, a word meaning “fight” in Bahasa Melayu, became the credo of the team throughout their season.
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ISKL ISKL JV ISKL TAR College Penang State Youth Park Youth Park
Wins: 10 Losses: 12
1-3 2-1 0-3 3-2 0-3 1-2 2-1
Spike and Strike (Bronze) Perai 2-0 Heng Ee 2-1 Chung Ling 0-2 Heng Ee 2-1
ACSC (Sixth) St. Paul Faith Grace KIA CAIS YISS ICS HK Grace St. Paul CAIS CAIS
2-0 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-1 2-1 1-2
Volleyball Brings ed—yet often overlooked—aspect of team sports: joy. With this rare quality, the team set itself apart from the rest of the ACSC competitors. “The word we chose to focus on sums up this volleyball season: ‘Joy,’” said Coach Lisa Munson. Sara Septon (9) said about ACSC, “I looked forward to more team bonding and exploring Korea with my team.” She later commented on how the trip met her expectations. And so, fueled by fierce camaraderie, increasing skill, and rare joy, the girls began the ascent to close the gap against ICS. Serves, bumps, sets, and spikes chiselled away at the lead. They had just finished the climb; the scoreboard showed the two teams tied! Yet the girls nevertheless could not pull off a win. Kim said, “Even though we lost ACSC, I felt better than last year when we got second.” Although the game ultimately ended with a loss, the girls won something more important than a game: joy.
- By Josiah Brake
EYES engaged on the ball, Mersades Zimmer (12) jumps for the spike as Sara Septon (9) moves to cover. Controlled spikes aided the girls in taking third place at Spike and Strike.
ISKL ISKL JV ISKL VPM VPM JV Boys JV Boys JV Boys Heng Ee
Wins: 8 Losses: 14
0-3 2-1 1-2 1-2 2-1 1-2 2-0 0-2 3-1
Spike and Strike (Bronze) Heng Ee 0-2 Chung Ling 2-0 PCGHS 2-0 Perai 0-2 Chung Ling 2-0
ACSC (Sixth) YISS ICS HK Faith GSIS Morrison St. Paul YISS GSIS
0-2 1-2 0-2 2-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2
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The word we chose to focus on at our ACSC tournament in Korea sums up this volleyball season: “Joy”. It was unexpected, and took a bit of work to achieve, but it was definitely a wonderful surprise. Even though the score board did not always show wins, we walked away from the season knowing that it had been well worth our time and effort. We grew as a team, in our individual skills, and were surprised by the “joy” of new friendships and team bonding that took place throughout the season. This year will be a great springboard for the future of girls’ Volleyball at Dalat. -Coach Lisa Munson
Ten points down in the third set against the International Christian School of Hong Kong (ICS), the hill looked too steep to climb; another loss loomed over the girls’ volleyball team at ACSC in Korea. As far as the present chasm seemed at that point, it paled in comparison to the challenging season as a whole—the leap the team had to jump to get to ACSC. Losing six seniors, key parts of last year’s team, presented an early challenge for the girls. They were nevertheless ready to regain their footing on the steep incline of the new season. “We needed to work on our basic skills like passing, hitting, and confidence on the net and learn how to talk to each other as a team,” Mersades Zimmer (12) said. Thus, practice focused on the raw skill as well as increasing bonding amongst teammates. “This year I felt like I was bonding with the team more than when I was a freshman. The team was a little closer together in age and personality,” said Esther Kim (10). With increasing skill and camaraderie, the girls headed into the Spike and Strike tournament and took three of the five games, ending up with bronze. The next step was Korea. The team focused on an unexpect-
WITH a bump set, Mikaela Steinkamp (10) sends the ball floating in the air, ready for Carissa Hoffmeyer (10) to hit it. Both young setters and hitters helped the team win key games.
HUDDLING closely together, the girls review their game with their coach, Mrs. Lisa Munson. The team benefited from these talks after games, allowing them to make improvements and learn.
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AFTER drawing the shooting foul, Jeremy Worten (10) composes himself for the two free throws. Keeping a cool head, Worten converted both shots.
DRIVING in to the paint, Alan Luchtenburg (12) holds off his ISKL marker in a game where Dalat impressively overcame their visiting rivals 34-8.
But as much of a let-down the game was, we could be proud of our performance, and we could see it as a learning experience for the returning players next year,” said Sam Huang (12). Disappointed with the result, the varsity boys headed out of the gym for a team talk. “We love you Sheldon, we do! Oh, Sheldon we love you!” The crowd sang and used the names of each and every one of the players, as they filed out of the gym one by one. Well after the team had left, the crowd sang until they had lost their voices, to let the team know that they had made the fans proud.
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home crowd,” said Adrian Nonis (11). Dalat won two of the three ACSC pool games, beating YISS and Morrison, but lost to Grace. Dalat went on to the double-elimination bracket where the varsity boys beat ICS Hong Kong 4235 to advance to the , where they would play against Faith. Struggling against a much taller team, the varsity boys lost to the eventual champions. Despite the disappointing result, the crowd kept up the support and returned for Dalat’s final game, which would see Dalat face Morrison for the second time in the competition. “After the first few games, we learned that we had to keep fighting and play our hardest until the final buzzer was heard,” commented Felix Tobias (11). Dalat did, indeed, fight until the buzzer in the last game, but lost 56-42 to Morrison in the end. “It was saddening that we lost to a team that we had beaten earlier in the competition. It was even more frustrating that it meant we were knocked out and could no longer win the tournament.
It was the loudest the gym had ever been. From the heavy beating of the drums, to sharp squeaking of shoes, to the bellowing voices of the crowd, the noise echoed off the walls and filled the gym. “The atmosphere was electric and we had the fans behind us the whole time. Their support was outstanding,” described Sheldon Ang (12). A number of supporters had prepared numerous chants for the team as a whole, as well as for individual players. These supporters appeared at every game of ACSC to cheer on Dalat’s varsity boys’ basketball team. Along with other students, parents, and teachers, these supporters occupied the entirety of the bleachers and filled the gym with cheer. “A lot of the energy on our team was driven by the love from the fans. They supported us in defeat and in victory, and I could not have asked for a better
“FOR three!” yells the crowd, as Daniel Kang (10) shoots from range. Despite this crucial three pointer, Dalat lost to Youngsters in the season’s first game. FOCUSED on the basket, Sam Huang (12) sets his mind upon shooting before his ICS HK opponent arrives. Huang’s shot boosted Dalat in a 42-35 victory.
Boys’ Varsity Basketball Scores Wins: 14 Losses: 8
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IASAS Exchange Alamis Club Jakarta IS ISKL
63-68 58-55 64-30
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STRUGGLING to beat the centre’s outstretched arm, Adrian Nonis (11) still goes for the shot. Height proved to be a large factor as Dalat fell 46-66 to Faith.
58-38 69-42 66-45
Island Shootout (Silver) Youngsters 60-37 ISKL 34-8 ISKL 43-8 Penang U-17 42-52 Friendly Matches Youngsters Youngsters Uplands Youngsters Youngsters Youngsters
ACSC (5th Place) Grace 34-61 YISS 58-46 Morrison 52-48 ICS HK 42-35 Faith 46-66 Morrison 42-56
61-67 38-64 59-31 53-64 73-72 69-54
“Our goal each season is to realize what our best is and to learn to compete at that level all the time. These young men had a great journey of improving and competing at the highest level and definitely met the goal of doing their best. I am very proud all of their hard work this season.” - Coach Chuck Arnold
Varsity Boys’ Basketball
Wins: 3 Losses: 16
Friendlies Uplands 13-30 Uplands 12-30 Uplands 12-35 Union 53-2 POWIIS 12-35
Island Shootout ISKL 8-11 ISKL 9-28 JV Girls 20-10 Uplands 3-27 Youngsters 9-10
Panther Invitational ISKL 11-48 ISKL 25-61 ISKL 5-43
ACSC Tournament (Eighth) St. Paul 21-55 GSIS 33-23 Grace 19-37 Faith 17-52 YISS 29-42 GSIS 30-31
As a team the girls knew that this would be a rebuilding year for us. That said, the year was still full of a lot of fun. The season record does not truly reflect the accomplishments of this team and how well they did improving indi-
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vidually and together. The girls can be proud of their season and how well they represented Dalat. -Coach Karl Steinkamp GAZE trained on the basket, Felicia Teoh (11) dribbles past her defender. The girls exploited their advantages, using their size difference to out-manoeuver their larger but slower opponents.
Winning, Losing, and
movement for everybody,” Mikaela Steinkamp (10) said about daily team practices. The girls played their first tournament at home--the Island Shootout. Despite having a rebuilding team, the girls still managed one win. “Even though we didn’t do as well as we hoped, I saw a steady improvement over the two days, and we were able to grow in teamwork and develop our skill,” Chow said. With the team improving at an impressive rate from the beginning of the season, they headed to Taiwan for ACSC. “It was my first ACSC,” said Dael Kim (9), “I was scared, it was new, it was fun. There was intensity, but the teams were friendly. Through the intense games, the team grew in both sportsmanship and playing.” The rebuilding team faced a higher level of competition, but they showed their improving skill in a game against GSIS. Down by over 10 points, the varsity basketball team stormed back to win by a ten-point margin. The seconds ran down the clock as the scoreboard showed a ten-point lead. The girls cheered as the buzzer sounded, and the ball slowly rolled across the paint. The Eagles won. -Josiah Brake
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The seconds ran down on the clock as Christy Chow (12) received the pass. The crowd held their breath as she seemingly shot the basketball in slow motion with the buzzer sounding and the ball floating. Then it happened. The ball made its way cleanly through the net--a buzzer-beater. The crowd went wild. The girls’ basketball team had lost the game, but the girls’ performance enthralled the crowd. Losing six seniors put the girls basketball team in a difficult place at the beginning of the season. “A lot of the seniors left so we were expecting a rebuilding year. Our expectations were not that high,” said Annabelle Teoh (10). Coming off a dominant last season, the girls still had a spark of momentum, beginning the new season of practices and games and ultimately heading to the coveted ACSC tournament in Taiwan to prove what they could do. The tournament, however, would have to wait. The girls needed to practice and develop a team based on speed, as most teams they faced had the height advantage. “We focused on passing and all the fundamentals, shooting and dribbling. Towards the middle, we learned different plays. Our plays now involve more
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WITH a skilled jump-shot, Esther Kim (10) lets the ball fly towards the basket. Though many teams the girls faced had taller players, jump shots sent the ball over the defense and right to the hoop.
RACING down the court, Annabelle Teoh (10) capitalizes on the team’s fast break. Speed enabled the girls to catch the defense off guard and successfully execute a rapid transition offense.
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WITH a strong swing, Sam Huang (12) attempts to get some offense going against ISB. The boys showed a lot skill in hitting during practice, but they missed the chance to show their skill.
Varsity Men’s Baseball Scores Wins: 0 Losses: 4
ISB JV ISB ISB Minebea
0-13 0-10 3-8 0-13
As the Eagles prepared for the first game, the short preparation time and transition from playing softball for three years lurked in the back of their minds. They lost both their games that day, making uncharacteristic errors and failing to show their batting. The next day, after a talk about mental preparation from the coaches, they prepared to come back and show that they could win. But once again nerves hit, and the team performed differently from how the coaches knew they could. “We thought we were good for only practicing for four weeks, but then in the face of competition we got nervous,” said Teddy Zimmer (11). The opposing team did not beat the Eagles; their own minds beat them. Nevertheless, the team still showed positive attitudes in rooting at the softball team’s final game, cheering them on the whole way. “I thought that the baseball trip was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed myself as I was with a lot of people I love and care about. In general, I think we beat ourselves, but we still had fun in the end, right? In the end, I loved the experience and I think I’d love to relive it,” Dominic Fitzgerald (12) commented. The smell of sunflower seeds in the dugout, overturned Astroturf, perfectly mowed grass, and sweaty gear hit each player’s nostrils. It smelled like baseball. Although they did not win a game, they played baseball; and in many ways, that was good enough. -By Josiah Brake
The smell of wet sunflower seeds, overturned dirt, and sweaty gear hit each player’s nostrils. It smelled like baseball. The varsity baseball team, composed of seventeen players from all of high school, consisted of old ball players to players brand new to the game but eager to learn. Practices happened on Tuesdays through Thursday, with an occasional Saturday filled with yawns and grumpy night owls who eventually woke up enough and enjoyed the practice. The team had little time to prepare for the Bangkok trip, a new international tournament unfamiliar to the players and coaches. “I thought we were probably going to beat the JV team and maybe the varsity. I was pretty confident actually,” Reuben Nyul (10) said. As the team, flanked by the girls softball squad, laid eyes on the baseball diamond at the International School of Bangkok they would soon play on, all the players and the coaches experienced amazement. The field had dugouts, real dugouts! The field had perfectly mowed grass in the outfield and a clean Astroturf infield. The field was not the converted soccer field they practiced on for a few weeks; it was a true baseball field! Compared to the random hops, uneven ground, and awkward hills in foul territory of the “field” they usually played on, players enjoyed the chance to experience what felt like luxury. “The turf was a lot better,” commented Luke Lindsey (9).
PITCHING from the stretch position, Tim Sasse (12) hurls a fast-ball into the glove a the catcher. The team enjoyed an arsenal of five pitchers of different skill levels and styles of pitching.
“The season was short, but it felt great to play baseball after all these years of softball. The players really adopted the culture of baseball and made a lot of progress over a short period of time.” -Coach Chance Edman “It was beautiful to see the return of baseball to Dalat. It was fun to see our players battle on the field and learn from their experiences.” -Coach Mark Sasse GLOVE positioned inside the plate, Joseph Hsu (12) snags the ball. Though nerves hindered defensive performance, some positions played solid defense and executed impressive plays.
Go Hard or
AS the whole team watches from the dugout, Carissa Hoffmeyer (10) connects with the ball. Patience at the plate gave the Lady Eagles opportunities for game-changing hits and walks.
ing for the possibility of MSSPP softball (depending on the MSSPP’s infamous elusive scheduling) and training for the brand new softball tournament in Thailand, hosted by the International School of Bangkok. The girls came into the tournament ready to play, but unfortunately the short preparation time of less than a month showed, as the ISB teams outmatched the girls. They lost the first two games. “It was sad, but I am used to losing. I am considering that half our team is players who haven’t played softball. Despite our losses, we had spirit,” said Sarah Chinn (9). In the third game, however, the girls kept scoring runs to breathe down the necks of SKK. Taking the role of the home team, the girls headed into the bottom of the inning looking at a multiple run deficit. Eyes and bats came alive as hits and walks tied up the game. As the pitch came to Munson, she took. The ball sailed outside of the strike zone, outside
of the reach of the catcher. Jumping on the opportunity, Susan Oh (12) raced home and scored the winning run as the opposing team watched the passed ball that gave Dalat the ultimate victory. “When I scored the winning run, I felt awesome because we had been losing all of our games. This was my last year on the team, and I contributed to our final win,” said Oh. ISB checked off the list, the girls then began to prepare for MSSPP after spring break. Spirits remained high among the team in the face of the next step. It was too soon to tell how the girls would do at the state tournament, but they certainly could pull off another two out, bases loaded comeback!
-By Josiah Brake
BRINGING bat to ball, Alicia Chin (10) practices hitting before the game as Susan Oh (12) catches. Miss Grad pitched to the girls before their game to get them ready to hit faster pitchers.
With bases loaded, two outs, bottom of the last inning, and a game all tied up, Julia Munson (11) came up to bat. This at bat would decide the game. Would the Eagles pull off a victory or miss the opportunity? Fans roared in the bleachers directly behind the plate at the ISB softball field. Runners on base prepared to run at the sound of the bat. The pitch came. Leading up to this dramatic moment, the women’s softball team had three practices a week. “In practice we do fielding drills, but we mostly do a scrimmage between ourselves. We split into two teams; Miss [Emily] Grad takes one and Mrs. [Pam] Hoffmeyer takes the other. That is pretty much it,” said Ke-Erh Huang (11). Practices had a dual purpose: prepar-
Varsity Women’s Softball Scores Wins: 1 Losses: 2
AIS Japan ISB SKK
2-4 1-18 14-13
“From Upper Field to the mainland to Bangkok, we enjoyed playing games and spending time together. I think I accidentally hit one girl a practice with a pitch or throw; sorry for all the bruises, ladies. But while not on the field, we enjoyed movies (how about seeing Beauty and the Beast before everyone else in Malaysia?!), conversation, and laughter. We’re truly going to miss our four senior captains!” -Coach Emily Grad
SOFTBALL soaring towards the waiting glove, Felicia Teoh (12) pitches during a game in Bangkok. The girls went on to win the game in the bottom of the final inning by one run.
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Junior Varsity Boys’ Football Scores Wins: 5 Draws: 1 Losses: 9
ISKL Tournament (Bronze) ISKL 1-4 Epsom 1-0 ISKL 0-3 Taylor’s 2-3 ELC (P) 1-1
PSAC Tournament (6th Place) Dalat Varsity Pelita Uplands B Uplands A POWIIS Uplands B
Friendly Matches 0-7 0-4 3-2 0-3 2-2 0-1
Dalat Varsity Girls 4-0 Dalat Varsity Girls 4-0 Uplands A 0-13 POWIIS 2-6
Wins: 2 Draws: 4 Losses: 9
1-5 0-1 3-0 0-2 1-6 2-1
PSAC Tournament (4th Place) Uplands B Dalat Varsity Uplands A POWIIS Uplands B
Friendly Matches 2-2 0-2 0-2 0-1 0-0
Dalat Varsity Grade 6 Boys Uplands A POWIIS
FOOTBALL’S FUTURE JV football gave middle schoolers and young high schoolers the opportunity to either try a new sport or improve their footballing abilities in hopes to play for the varsity team in the future. The girls’ and boys’ JV football teams played scrimmages this season, both in practice and against other schools, which allowed the players to adapt to each others’ playing styles and tactics. “Scrimmages really helped us bond as a team,” described Yumin Kim (8). “Scrimmages were a fun way to get some practice is as well as really focus on how to improve.” Throughout the season, both football teams participated in two tournaments
Junior Varsity Girls’ Football Scores ISKL Tournament (Bronze) ISKL ISKL B Epsom ISKL Semis 3rd/4th
0-5 0-7 1-1 1-1
EAGERLY focused on the ball, John Kim (8) readies himself to tackle Christy Chow (12). The JV Boys beat the Varsity Girls 4-0 in their first friendly meeting at College General.
to test their abilities. Both teams brought home bronze medals after an impressive weekend on the 23rd and the 24th of September. During the PSAC tournaments, both JV teams battled against older varsity teams from Uplands, POWIIS, and even Dalat. This challenge required the young players to excel. Despite neither team placing in the PSAC tournaments, the JV teams showed that they can challenge players older than themselves. “It was an amazing season. We, as JV, really showed we have the ability to compete with varsity teams,” said Jarrett Lohman (8). After a successful season of Junior Varsity, the young athletes trained throughout the offseason to improve their abilities and hopefully make it to Varsity next year. -By Benjamin Finlay
“Like last season, this one was filled with laughter, team bonding, and improved football skills. Though we often played against much older teams, we were able to nutmeg opponents and score goals (though sometimes accidentally on ourselves) to never end in last place in tournaments. Off the field, we enjoyed pretending to be dinosaurs, painting nails, throwing water balloons, and eating pizza! I’m thankful to be the coach of amazing athletes—and women in general! “ - Coach Emily Grad
DEMONSTRATING great defensive work, Min-Song Ko (8) follows her rival back to make a tackle. After two draws against Uplands B, the JV Girls placed 4th in the PSAC tournament.
IN order to stop the run of David Chinn (11), Daniel Lim (9) slides in to win the ball. Despite a brilliant first half performance, the JV Boys lost 7-0 to the Varsity Boys at Upper Field.
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In fact, so many girls wanted to play that they had A and B teams. Meanwhile the boys team had been together in last year’s season, already knowing each other. The future looked hopeful heading into the new season. Beginning with practices three times a week, the teams prepared for their road ahead. Each armed with a handful of scrimmages and games, the three Junior Varsity teams headed to ISKL. Gloria Kim (9) said about her preISKL thoughts, “I was hopeless. We thought we were going to lose, but then it was easy. We practiced really hard before we got there.”
At the ISKL tournament—a classic for Junior Varsity teams—Dalat stunned its opponents. The girls A and B teams won gold and silver respectively, while the JV boys grabbed second place, losing only one close game. Daniel Kang (10) said of after the tournament, “I felt really sad because we almost got first, but as a team I felt really proud.” Ultimately, all three of the Junior Varsity teams—girls A and B as well as boys—showed the determination, strength, and hope for the future years of volleyball.
SOFTLY setting the ball, Daniel Kang (10) gives Yi Yao Tan (10) the opportunity to crush as Linus Lim (10) and Trevor Ronning (10) move to cover. Sets provided a consistent offense.
PEERING behind their shoulders, Alice Chang (10) and Ashlynn Ruble (10) await the serve from their teammate. While serving, the team’s front could start at the net, ready to block the ball.
From A and B teams to boys and girls teams, the Junior Varsity program showed it had a lot of hope to offer for the future of volleyball. The Junior Varsity boys—a team of only 9 high school and middle school players—proved that numbers do not determine performance while the Junior Varsity girls proved how much they could improve with persistent practice. The Junior Varsity boys’ program, a relatively young one, rebooted five years ago. Interest additionally recently rose among the girls, sparked by the Wednesday open gym. “Open gym gave me the most of all the skill that I had. There is something different working with varsity players who will help teach you. Open gym, to me, was almost more valuable than the season,” Elizabeth Horton (9), the team captain, said.
-By Josiah Brake
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WITH a bump, Ruthie Allen (8) passes the ball as Alice Chang (10), Gloria Kim (9), Ashlynn Ruble (10), and Kolaya Ronzheimer (8) prepare to spike. Practice built solid defense.
ISKL Tournament (Silver) ISKL 1-2 Jinjang Tengah 0-2 ISP 2-1 ISKL Blue 2-0 ISKL Yellow 2-0
Wins: 5 Losses: 7 Friendlies
Varsity Girls Varsity Girls Varsity Girls
2-1 0-2 2-0
Spike and Strike (Sixth) Chung Ling 0-2 Penang State 0-2 Heng Ee 0-2 Perai 1-2
JV A Girls’ Volleyball Scores ISKL Tournament (Gold) ISKL 4-0 ISP 2-0 ISKL Blue 2-0 ISKL Yellow 2-1
Wins: 5 Losses: 4 Friendlies
Spike and Strike (Fifth) Perai 0-2 PCGHS 2-0 Chung Ling 0-2 PCGHS 1-2
JV B Girls’ Volleyball Scores Wins: 3 Losses: 2
ISKL Tournament (Silver) ISKL Blue ISKL Blue ISKL Yellow ISP
2-1 2-0 2-0 1-2
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RECEIVING the ball from her teammate, Sarah Chinn (9) advances down the court. Despite their best efforts, the JV Girls lost 15-7 to Youngsters.
FROM downtown, Sam Castro (10) launches the ball toward the net for three points. Just short of the mark, the JV Boys lost against ISKL by two points.
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Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Scores Island Shootout Uplands 33-26 Premier U17 26-62 ISKL 22-24 Youngsters 38-42
Jr. Island Shootout (Gold) Slammer 58-20 ISKL 54-32 ISKL 57-23 Slammer 50-27 PSAC Tenby B 25-9 POWIIS 29-24 Tenby 28-31
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Wins: 9 Losses: 8
Friendly Matches POWIIS 43-9 Tenby 36-45 Uplands 53-13 Local Team 39-55 ISKL 24-25 Local Team 40-49
The early stages of the season did not bring about many victories for the junior varsity basketball teams. Both the boys’ and girls’ JV teams struggled against older and more experienced sides in the Island Shootout, with only the boys’ team able to come away with a win. “At the beginning of the season, we struggled. We didn’t know each other that well, and we didn’t know how to work together as a team,” explained Gabe Roberts (9). Both teams played many friendly matches throughout the season too, seeing wins and losses scattered about. These games helped the teams prepare for their next major tournament. “We played teams consisting of players a number of years older than us. These teams were more physically developed and had the experience that we
lacked,” said Wansuk Kunawaradisai (9). Both junior varsity teams worked harder and put in the hours to train for the upcoming Junior Island Shootout, at the end of the season. “We worked hard all season long, and it paid off in the end,” said Kalia Brewster (8). After enduring brutal training sessions, and building team chemistry, both the junior varsity teams were ready for the Junior Island Shootout. The Shootout was a dramatic tournament, consisting of clutch threes, amazing mid range shots, and a stunning buzzer three from Esther Tse (8) for the girls to beat ISKL 11-9. Finally, both teams dominated all their provided opponents and came away champions of the Junior Island Shootout.
CONCENTRATION on her face, Kalia Brewster (8) shoots a deep three. Dalat went on to win 17-15 against Chung Ling in this final, claiming gold.
EYES on the paint, Gabe Roberts (9) begins to drive in. Against the strong Penang state team, the JV boys were defeated 62-26 on the outdoor court.
-By Benjamin Finlay
Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball Scores Wins: 9 Draws: 1 Losses: 9
Panther Invite ISKL Yellow 12-22 Dalat B 18-14 Jakarta 10-2
ISKL Blue Taiwan
Friendly Matches POWIIS Uplands Union Uplands POWIIS POWIIS U18
28-15 30-36 8-9 3-13 4-4 28-18 MRS. JACKI STEINKAMP
Jr. Island Shootout (Gold) Union 17-10 Chung Ling 10-17 ISKL 11-9 Chung Ling 17-15
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Island Shootout Uplands 8-31 Youngsters 7-15 ISKL 2-44 Dalat Varsity 10-20
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Set, and Match
AT full stretch, Ning Kang Chia (12) serves the ball to the opposite box. With such power and placement, the ball ricochets off the court for an ace.
The tennis team met for multiple practice sessions a week, consisting of meticulous drills followed by friendly matches. “We played matches with our teammates as much as possible, to help prepare us for competition and give us real-match experience,” said Ning Kang Chia (12). The members of the tennis team also scheduled matches against other tennis players, to play a variety of opponents. “These experience helped me to prepare for MSSPP tennis,” Alex Ruble (10) described. “You can learn a lot from playing against people you don’t always train with, where we already know each others’ weaknesses. It helped me to learn how to adjust certain parts of my game so that I could win.” Keito Watanabe (12) elaborated on
DRILLING serves over and over, Alex Ruble (10) trains tediously and intensely. Service is a key part to tennis and helped Ruble to win many games.
NING Kang Chia (12) expertly returns the ball to Keito Watanabe (12) as Jonah Ramsey (9), Chia’s partner, watches and hopes the return is a success.
one of these friendly matches: “I lost the first few games but in the end, I still managed to win the match. This match didn’t just help me mentally, in terms of perseverance and never giving in, but it reminded me that I still needed to practice my skills and improve on the court.” Watanabe’s impressive victory was not only down to his own physical endurance and mental strength, but was also helped by his teammates’ support as they motivated him to keep pushing and to play to the best of his ability. “The team grew together throughout the season as each player improved on a individual level. However, we also used encouragement to play as a team even though tennis is usually defined as an individual sport. The team spirit was there, and it showed in some of the matches we played this season,” stated Jonah Ramsey (9). The players also occasionally met up after school or on weekends to play for fun. These more relaxed games allowed the players to enjoy the sport they love without focusing on hard work, while eliminating the atmosphere of competition.
-By Benjamin Finlay
A smile of pure joy across his face, Keito Watanabe (12) practices returning the ball. Practices were sometimes strenuous but were also fun and enjoyable.
On you mark, get set,
Each athlete picked four events to practice and compete in, ranging from shot put to sprints to distance running. Along with training, a few local meets hosted by the school helped the treagles prepare for the end goal of ACSC. ACSC track and field represented a new addition for the school and gave the treagles a higher level of competition. “I am excited because I want to kick butt,” Gavin Zimmer (9) wryly said. “I would like to win so I can represent.” Zimmer participated in mainly throwing events while, in contrast, Jonathan Lafferty (12) ran. “Running is painful, but it makes me feel good afterwards,” commented
Lafferty on the eventual benefits of the sometimes painful practices “It was an honor to go to ACSC track and compete with all the athletes there,” said Christy Chow (12). Finally Spring break had come, and instead of resting, the track team prepared for ACSC. Both boys and girls represented the school, despite lower classmen competing against upper classmen. The boys placed second overall. Runners heaved deep breaths as they peered across the track which they had just ran, ready to prepare for the next event, the next race, the next challenge. -Josiah Brake
Runners released deep breaths as they crouched down on the track, ready to pounce and run to victory. On your mark, get set, go! The heavy breaths transformed into sharp, quick gulps as the wind beat against the “treagles’” faces. The track and field team, known as the treagles--track eagles--enjoyed numerous participants ranging from elementary kids to seniors in high school. Old veterans of field and track events thus provided role models and training for the up and coming children. Practices occurred three times weekly, containing the whole bunch. Here the veterans instructed newer athletes on form, power, and endurance.
WITH a chill demeanor, Bena Mauger (12) warms up with a light jog. Personal fitness helped students in actual events. Mauger overcame an 80 meter deficit in the 400 meter relay to win the race.
Go to ACSC!
LEGS kicking and arms swinging, Sieon Park (8) races to the finish line. Students of all ages competed on the team. Younger players made strides under the guidance of older players.
“Treagles on three…1, 2, 3, TREAGLES! Cacaw! This season’s track and field team was definitely the largest sports team Dalat has ever seen: we had over sixty athletes! We were also the first Dalat track team to compete in the ACSC tournament! But what I love about the Treagles is that we represent the unity within Dalat; we have boys and girls, middle schoolers and high schoolers, runners and throwers, sprinters and long distance. Amidst our differences though, we knew how to laugh and work hard. “I’m already there!” Proud of you all! -Coach Emily Grad
Track and Field Places Bronze: 11 Silver: 2 Gold: 2
Bronze Christy Chow L. Jump Christy Chow 100m Christy Chow 200m Sam Huang 100m Sam Huang 200m Joy Kiehl 400m Andrew Kim Shotput Felicia Toh 800m Felicia Toh 1500m Gavin Zimmer Javelin
Silver Andrew Kim Discus Mathias Maurin 800m
Gold Sam Huang L. Jump Medleys Girls’ Sprint Medley (Bronze) Boys’ Sprint Medley (Gold)
CLUTCHING the javelin, Gavin Zimmer (9) prepares to let the projectile fly. Some students had their strength in throwing events rather than running events, giving the team a wide variety.
Track and Field
Shoes squeaked across the court, balls slammed against the fence, rackets sent green projectiles across nets, weights crashed to the ground, and the screams of young children filled the air. Such sounds and sights often found their ways to the senses of an onlooker on a day after school. Many students enjoyed a conglomeration of after-school activities ranging from daily workout routines to brand new games invented by bored dorm student minds in the minutes after dinner. In addition to leisure, such as playing pick-up basketball or soccer, students also trained in the weight room to strengthen their muscles, prepare for the next sport, or simply get in shape. “I workout because I enjoy it. Looking good is not a motivation for me (though it is a plus). It also helps me with stress,” said Noah Graves (12). For much of the year, some students trained for a unique and specific purpose: the Spartan Race. This challenge
included obstacles, climbing, carrying, burpees, and running, lots and lots of running. Students and staff devoted Saturday mornings to train together. Mr. Brian Brewster discussed the motivation for his dedication to the Spartan Race, “What motivates me is seeing kids work hard and complete something they didn’t really know if they could do or not. I love the challenge, I love the muck, I love the exhaustion at the end of the day.” So as games ended, weights got put away, children quieted down, and dorm students decided to postpone their plots, all of the after school physical activity ended, and everyone drank the best possible drink at the time: ice cold water. -Josiah Brake SMILE trained off into the distance, athletic director Mr. Chance Edman drives his motorcycle to the office in the gym. In addition to coaching many sports, Mr. Edman bantered with students.
LOOKING for an option in the box, Jesse Lohman (11) prepares to give a pass. In addition to Friday indoor, students also had the opportunity to play together on other days of the week.
WHILE contemplating his next move, Kevin Kim (12) plays pick-up against Yi Gal Ang (11). After school, students often enjoyed playing games such as soccer and basketball with their friends.
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
SPARTAN Race medals joined together, Alan Luchtenburg (12), Noah Graves (12), and Teddy Zimmer (11) enjoy the fruit of their labor. Students and staff ran the Spartan Race in KL. 112
When school is out, do you scream and shout? Exhausted, you start planning to return home and collapse on a bed when your friends invite you to hang out. You can already imagine joining them at the nearest bus stop, trying to catch the rare bus, and head to Gurney Drive, eager to watch the latest movie. Perhaps all of you could rent a bike and cycle your way around George Town. Perhaps in George Town you could also visit Little India to experience Deepavali or receive an ang pao from a Chinese New Year party to have the full exposure to the Malaysian community. In Penang, you could visit hot spots like the night market, Entopia, Straits Green, Penang Hill, Batu Ferringhi, and more. You could attend the Comic Fiesta to experience the Japanese culture. You could immerse yourself in Malaysian culture by having a hunt in a food court to taste Malay, Indian, or Chinese cuisine, or a fusion of the three, or even enjoy the special cultural lunches provided by the school. Perhaps you and your friends decided to stay around the school neighborhood. You may have worshipped and sung songs with most of the school’s worship team in a nearby church. Maybe you dedicated your Saturdays and Monday nights to serving SKTT and Care and Share communities. You may have made friends at the school and at the orphanage; and you picked up speaking some Malay, asking, “Siapa nama anda?” “You coming?” your friends asked. In a SPLIT SECOND, you have to decide. When school is out, do you use your time to connect with people around you? Excitedly, you nod and venture out to your community.
“One chicken rice,” Joel Frohlich (12) orders with Sam Hofer (12) during lunch. Seniors had the privilege of eating lunch off campus, but most never strayed far and ate chicken rice almost every day! This strange phenomenon occurred with past seniors as well.
—By Lilian Li
Kalia Brewster (8), Mr. Joel Roberts, Kimberly Horton (12), Mr. Craig Roylance
Sophia Ong (11), David Chinn (11), Peter Kim (11)
Andrew Kim (12)
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Noah Graves (12), Jonathan Lafferty (12)
Aurelie D’Couto (11), Daye Jung (9), Mrs. Anne-Marie Pagee
Levi Hawk (8)
Crystal Pholia (10), Aurelie D’Couto (11), Jonah Ramsey (9)
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When SCHOOL IS OUT
Refusing to leave its home, the butterfly does not fly away even when Esther Kim (10) releases it from its container. Entopia held various activities such as liberating butterflies that had stayed in the container all their lives.
Making the world a better place
ONE PERSON AT A TIME
WITH his hand in the air, Andrew Kim (12) asks, “Who knows what this word means?” Excited to learn, all three of his students rose their hand in the air wanting to take a chance to answer.
It just makes me feel really good making them happy,” said Ke-Erh Huang (11). Care and Share and SKTT always welcomed any student who wanted to participate with open arms. Together, they helped children grow in love and knowledge. Through the two charity outreaches, students got a chance to give back to the outer communities as well as raise awareness for those in need. -By Victoria Galang “HOW are you guys doing?” asks Mrs. Ai Lee Chan with a warm smile on her face. Xu An Lim (10), in the middle teaching the children English looked back at her. At SKTT, students tutored the kids in English by reading stories.
Care and Share, another charity organization coordinated by Mrs. Anne-Marie Pagee, regularly visited Shan Home and the Old Folks’ Homes. There, students had the opportunity to serve children and the elderly outside of the school community. Even as a young child, Mrs. Pagee loved serving others. She said, “I believe God has ‘hard-wired’ me this way. Even as a child I was happiest helping others. So I really feel it is a privilege and a calling to lead Care & Share. He tells us that as His children we are created to serve Him by serving others.” Once in awhile, as a special treat, Care and Share would organize games for Fun Days and Carnivals for the kids from the children’s homes. “I like seeing a lot of the local children and just seeing their faces light up when they’re playing.
STANDING together, Rosalina Shin (11), Harin Park (11), and Courtney Soon (10) watch over the kids play. The PE and Fitness class visited a local school on mainland. There, they taught them fun exercises.
“Come on! Faster! Faster! You can do it!” exclaimed Daniel Kim (11) to one of his teammates. With the big exercise ball underneath him, he bounced to the other cone once his legs started going to give him momentum. One by one, he sprung past each of his opponents. On Saturday mornings, high schoolers went to SKTT (Sekolah Kenbangsaan Tanjung Tokong), a local school in Tanjung Tokong. There, they played games and taught the local kids English. Peter Kim (11) said, “It’s really fun to interact with the kids there. I really enjoy getting to meet people from new, different environments.”
SKTT & Care and Share
AS Aaron Tan (11) and David Chinn (11) open bags of candy, they also set up a stand where the kids could trade their coupons for treats. At the carnival, the children won coupons by playing games.
GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL from school to Gurney Plaza. The bus adequately got students from point A to point B on most days. David Chinn (11) said, “I like how the bus can get me to places for cheap. Cheaper than Uber or taxis.” At times when the bus seemed to overflow with people, taking an Uber stood as an option. With Uber, students did not have to wait very long for a ride because there was always one nearby. “I like Uber because they’re always close by and under 10 ringgit. It beats having to walk in the heat. It’s also cheaper than taking
UNSURE about riding a motorbike, Jerald Ooi (11) holds on tightly to Zachary Kok (11). Students with a licence had the advantage of driving themselves and their friends around the island. Photo Credit: Victoria Galang
ON her way to Malacca, Melynn Kendrick (11) takes a long nap in the dorm van. Mr. Mark Sasse’s Southeast Asian Studies class went on a seven hour road trip from Penang to Malacca for a field trip.
AS Kasey Rogers (12) looks to the side, she checks the busy road along Straits Quay to see if it is safe to cross. On cool, windy days, students preferred walking around the streets with their friends.
“HEY guys! The Uber is here!” yells Jesse Lohman (11) as he walks up to the shiny, blue car. After a morning hike up Penang Hill with his friends, Lohman called for an Uber to bring them to Gurney for lunch.
With bus stops, taxi stands, bike rentals, and Uber scattered around the island, students effortlessly found transportation. If one form of transportation failed to work, another stood next in line ready to take students to wherever they desired. “I like biking to places because it’s efficient and cheap. You literally don’t have to pay for gas, and it’s fast,” said Tate Oppenheim (8). A cheap ride on the bus under the cool air con cost anywhere from 1.20-2.00 ringgit. When there was no traffic, the ride didn’t take more than fifteen minutes
the taxi,” said Shion Fraser (11). If the buses, taxis, or Uber weren’t available, parents willingly drove their kids around the island. Students knew that they could rely on their parents for rides all around town. “My parents driving me around is very convenient. They’re always there, so you don’t have to go to the nearest bus stop. They’re just always there for you,” said Celestine Teoh (9). When all else failed, walking served as an alternative. Walking around with friends made the journey even more enjoyable. The small island held malls, grocery stores, and little towns close together, so students never had to walk too far. Aaron Chand (12) said, “I like walking around because it’s really
refreshing to be able to enjoy the scenery outside slowly.” While others favored wheeled vehicles, Teddy Zimmer (11) preferred flying when visiting his family. “I like taking the plane because it makes me feel fly,” said Zimmer. With different modes of transportation, students always had a way of getting around the island. Buses, bikes, and Uber, Penang had it all. The expedient public transportation in Penang allowed students to spend time with their friends and family anywhere, anytime.
- By Victoria Galang
WAITING patiently under the afternoon heat, Caleb Cox (11) watches out for the up coming bus. After a long day of studying for finals with friends at Coffee Bean, Cox took the bus home.
VICTORIA GALANG VICTORIA GALANG
Bus, Bike, Uber, Plane, or Walking
In the mood for some
The sun passed its duties to the moon as the sky slowly turned blue and purple. At this time, students started wondering what food they were in the mood for after a long day as their stomachs grumbled. Penang, however, never failed to provide food their taste buds craved. Daye Jung (9) said, “I like how Penang has a mix of every culture. I can get a taste of Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian all at once in one place.” Food had always had a significant role in Penang’s culture. Found all around the island, students never worried about where to go. Restaurants, cafés, and hawker stalls stood all around the island and waited to welcome customers. Tommy Han (11) said, “What I like about Penang food is the taste, the spices, and experiences with food and people serving it. I also like how you can get food anywhere. It’s very accessible.” Penang, a diverse island, had an array of different cuisines from around the world. The options
ranged from local char koay teow to Indian tandoori chicken and naan, Indonesian nasi padang, Thai tom yam, and good old Western burgers and pizzas. “I like how there’s diversity in the food from different cultures. I really like Indian food especially. I never really tried it until I got to Penang. I like the different flavors and sauces in the food,” said Suji Lim (10). If students couldn’t afford an expensive meal and wanted a quick meal, the hawker stalls provided a good choice. Within the hawkers, the diversity in the food abounded. The cheap meals cost from five to ten ringgit. “One of my favorite foods here in Penang is mee goreng. I just really like noodles,” said Richard Baek (11). After dinner on a Friday, students went back to school where they could enjoy the rest of the evening with a full stomach. Whether it be local, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, or Western, Penang
TOGETHER at Hillside stalls, Jerome Ramirez (12) and Josiah Brake (12) slowly enjoy their drinks , while Bena Mauger (12) finishes his chicken rice. Students liked going to hawker stalls for simple, quick, and cheap meals.
SMILING, Dominic Fitzgerald (12) listens closely to the conversation happening around him as others finished their food. Fitzgerald enjoyed chicken rice, and to go with it, one limo ais, at the nearby stalls.
“I can’t believe you guys don’t like soya milk,” exclaimed Tian Ooi (11) as she held her ice cold drink to her mouth. Most stalls sold many kinds of beverages, so students could order whatever pleased them. AS Jonathon Chinn (11) grabs his pizza, he rants on to his friends about homework, school, and life. If students did not feel like going out, they could easily order pizzas and have it delivered to school.
-By Victoria Galang
JULIA MUNSON VICTORIA GALANG
had it all.
At Dalat International School,
EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY The sound of gun powder-filled firecrackers travelled around the island. The smell of food and the color of bright red surround every corner. Family and friends exchanged big plastic tubs of Chinese New Year treats and ang pao. Left and right, young and old people gathered with smiles that reached from one ear to the other. In late January, locals and non locals came together to celebrate the Chinese New Year. “This Chinese New Year, I hung out with my family, played cards, and played with fireworks. Chinese New Year is my favorite holiday because I get a lot of ang
juniors went from classroom to classroom singing songs. Christy Chow (12) said, “For our last Valentine’s Day in Penang, we plan to dress up really fancy and go to McDonald’s for dinner. But what we do doesn’t really matter as long as I’m spending time with him. ” From firecrackers to Singing Valentines, students celebrated all kinds of holidays from different backgrounds. With the smell of food, sound of laughter, and gathering of friends and family, it made the holidays a special time for the student and their family.
-By Victoria Galang
AS Mr. Patrick Kilgo lays the chicken on his rice, Mr. Tom Penland takes one last spoonful of rice. The cafeteria staff made a Chinese New Year lunch which consisted of, rice, chicken, oranges, and orange cake. SINGING “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole, juniors Teddy Zimmer, David Chinn, Rainbow Chan, and Mr. Larry Chinn play love songs on Valentine’s Day. Students bought singing Valentines for their loved one. During school, juniors walked from room to room to sing songs.
“PUT it here,” said Felix Tobias (11) to Daniel Kang (10). Next to them, Min Guk Kong (10) decorated his gingerbread house with icing. Students celebrated Christmas by getting together and doing fun activities.
Ambra Ceresa (9) said, “During Deepavali I spend time with my dad’s family. There, we celebrate by eating and line dancing.” Students also celebrated American holidays like Thanksgiving. They invited their friends over and had a typical American Thanksgiving dinner. The smell of turkey, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce pervaded the air in November “During Thanksgiving, I eat and be merry. I like to hang out with the family and enjoy blessings. I just really love eating. If I were in the States, my favorite thing to do on Thanksgiving would be hunting,” said Teddy Zimmer (11). On Valentine’s Day, students sent their loved ones cookies or a Singing Valentine. Red and pink hearts decorated the school as well as bright roses. Music played as
pao from my relatives,” said Jerald Ooi (11). Every year students celebrated different holidays from different religions and countries like Hari Raya and Christmas. During the holidays, students travelled around or outside of Penang to spend time with family. They all came together to celebrate traditions passed down from generation to generation. “Every year over the holidays, my family and I watch a movie together in our nice cozy home,” said Ji Yun Shin (9). Candles and lamps lit the island during the Hindu festival of lights called Deepavali. Throughout Deepavali, people bought new clothes and decorated their homes with rangoli, the colorful pictures on the ground made with colored rice or flour.
PHOTO BY VICTORIA GALANG
FULLY concentrated on the game, Chloe Castro (12) and Levi Hawk (8) block all distractions out. During Merdeka Day, students celebrated by eating and spending time with their friends and family.
Su n d a y wel l s p e n t with th e
RAISING his hand in the air, Chase Bernhardt (1) patiently sits on his chair with an idea of how to answer the question. Together, the class brainstormed and shared thoughts on stories they read from the Bible.
WITH silver tongs in her hand, Sieon Park (8) grabs a piece of chicken from the metal container. PIC held a monthly potluck for the church where people stayed after church to have a great time with friends and family.
On Sunday morning at around 10:00 A.M., students, parents, and staff went to churches around Penang like every other Sunday morning. Music filled the room as people sang and held their hands up with eyes closed in praise. “I like the worship time because it’s hard to find a time at school to worship God. Especially when school work and extracurricular activities get in the way. It’s a nice time to praise God with friends and family,” said Bena Mauger (12). As the sermon started, people sat back down in their seats. Everyone listened to the pastor’s teachings with their attention at the front of the room. There were smiles here and there, and once in
a while, a wave of laughter would move across the room. Levi Hawk (8) said, “I like PIC [Penang International Church] because I can learn about God in a place that I feel comfortable.” During the service, the church held their typical Sunday school for the younger children at PIC. Kayla Ronning (11), Tian Ooi (11), and Sophia Ong (11) helped minister and look after the kids. Sophia Stoltzfus (8) said, “I really enjoy volunteering in the children’s ministry at PIC because the kids there are so fun to be around. I’m always really excited to teach new Bible stories and sing songs with them. The bonds you cam form with children there are so rewarding.”
“STAY here, Adele,” says Isaac Beaman (5) as he watches over her. Adele later smiled at him as she picked up her little ball. The nursery at PIC created a fun and safe environment for the younger kids to play in.
AS Kurt Kinsey (3) tries to contain his excitement, Aiden Boyd (3) and Milo Burleson (3) shout out answers. In class, the students learned about Moses’ story and his connection to the Ten Commandments.
Different students and staff members went to different churches to spend time with God. Another church that people attended was called City Light Church. Mrs. Nicole Corman said, “I really love my church because it’s young and vibrant and real.” While some families went to out to go to church, other families stayed home. Jonathon Chinn (11) and his family had family church together. Chinn said, “I like family church because it’s very chill, and I don’t have to rush around. I find that the messages are more applicable and more meaningful.” The warm Sunday turned to a bright Sunday afternoon. People started putting chairs away as church and Sunday school come to an end. Everyone started walking back to their cars, thankful for the time they had spent worshipping and learning together.
-By Victoria Galang
DO YOU WANNA HANGOUT?
AT the white tables Carissa Hoffmeyer (10), Joy Kiehl (10), Mikaela Steinkamp (10), and Hannah Lawrence (10) hang out at the white table. After school on weekdays, students liked to hangout at white tables on campus.
LOOKING out the window of an old abandoned house on Penang Hill, Jesse Lohman (11) takes in the view. Students woke up at around 7 AM and started hiking until 8 AM to beat the sweltering heat.
PLAYING “Hotel California” by The Eagles, Richard Baek (11) sits in the Student Center with his guitar and iPad. When student didn’t feel like going out, they had the option of hanging out at school.
During uneventful, mundane weekends when boredom struck and minutes stretched into hours, students often wondered what to do. Luckily, Penang had a remedy. The island gave students a variety of options to cure their chronic weekend boredom. “The great thing about the places where we hangout is being able to be together and have fun eating and making memories there. There’s never a dull moment
PHOTO BY VICTORIA GALANG
“DO you guys wanna go back to school after this?” asks David Chinn (11) as he finished his food at SAB. For dinner on a Friday night, students liked to walk to the near by restaurants and hang out.
stomachs grumbling, they walked inside the mall to grab a bite to eat. “I like going to Straits Quay with my friends because it’s really close by, and it has almost everything. Next to the mall, there’s also a park that we can go to. From there, we can choose to either eat at TESCO or Straits,” said Julia Galang (9). Little cafés, restaurants, stores, and mini marts lined every road in George Town, another popular destination that students visited. With colorful buildings and bold decorations, students saved the memories by carrying a camera with them as the walked around the little town. “Every year in George Town, there’s an Anime festival called Anime Matsuri. I like going there with my friends to meet new people who have the same interests as
when I’m with the people I love,” said Aster Hng (12). When in the mood for a movie, students preferred going to Gurney Plaza. Tickets to the movies cost anywhere from 10 ringgit to 15 ringgit. The mall in Pulau Tikus that stood next to G Hotel had strips of restaurants where students could grab a bite to eat and shops where they could buy little trinkets. Paintings and murals decorated the walls of the small town. “When I go to Gurney with my friends, we like to go out, eat, watch a movie, and occasionally check out chicks,” said Zachary Kok (11). Students also liked going to Straits Quay in Tanjung Tokong. There they brought their skateboards and cruised along the boardwalk where yachts bobbed up and down in the water. After skating in the heat with their
me,” said Gloria Kim (9). Students enjoyed hiking with their friends on days when they felt adventurous. Scattered around the island stood hiking trails like Turtle Beach, Pearl Hill, and Penang Hill. After a long hike, students looked for the nearest place to grab a meal. “I like hiking with my friends. It’s really nice just hanging out, exercising, and being outside,” said Jesse Lohman (11). Whether students decided to eat at George Town, go to mall, or hike, the small island of Penang, filled with fun activities, always had an adventure in store.
-By Victoria Galang
AS she walks down the aisles at Cold Storage in Gurney Plaza, Isabel Smith (10) looks at the candy. When students went to the mall to watch a movie, they also went to Cold Storage at the ground floor to buy snacks.
What Did the Clothes-pin Say to the Wet Shirt?
Gloria Kim (9) Laura Phillips (12)
Keito Watanabe (12), John Kim (8), Benjamin Mauger (12), Andrew Kaney (8)
Mr. Mathialagan A/L N.Ramasamy
Yi Lin Law (11), Aaron Tan (11)
Determined to attend chapel, Andrew Kim (12) has Keito Watanabe (12), Mr. Joshua Anderson, Josiah Brake (12), Mr. Jens Hieber, and Mr. Kirk Ronzheimer carry him and his wheelchair up and down the stairs.
Mr. Bob Pagee, Mr. Scott Poole
Drew Worten (5), Ole Wijntjes (5), Aiden Leong (5), Ryan Choi (5)
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Look around you. Who do you see? Perhaps you see yourself amongst your classmates spreading butter on bread to hand out to the homeless in Kawan House. Perhaps you find yourself slouched on a bus seat, exhausted after serving and bonding from the Senior Sneak, singing in the Bangkok choir trip, or bowling with the dorm family. You share all these moments with these people, but do you appreciate them? With your class family, you might roast marshmallows on the beach or play piggyback games in class parties. With your Bible study group, you laugh and discuss topics while chewing on Ms. Emily Grad’s secret-flavored popcorn. With your eighth-grade buddies, you notice yourself advising them on the secrets to surviving high school: Chicken rice is the way to go for lunch, you might say. Do your best to apply lessons from chapel to reality, such as smiling and showing appreciation to expat and national staff. Enjoy the Eagles Games, you tell them, and work hard to join the National Honor Society. Be brave and dance for Dalat Air Band. Don’t miss out on music recitals, PTO Fun Fairs, or Legacy Campaign dinners because everyone should connect with the school community and experience a variety of activities before they graduate, you advised. In a SPLIT SECOND, you might not see these people next year—or in a few years; so appreciate everyone. When you look at the people around you, do you appreciate them? You may find yourself sitting amongst a variety of people, and you tell yourself that you will never forget them. You might not remember all the moments, but you won’t forget the people around you. —By Lilian Li
“Lie down... Not you, Maddie!” Uncle Craig says as Jack, his dog, and Maddie Rybarczyk, his daughter, lie down for belly rubs. The dorms consisted of love, warmth, and some pets that make a house a home. iPhone flashed out, Kylie Toh (12) records Andrew Kim (12), Emmett Balzer (12), Jarrod Chang (12), Woo Young Chung (12), Sam Hofer (12), and Hasung Cho (12) jumping off the Red Dragon boat during Senior Sneak.
When YOU LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
Ms. Emily Grad, Chloe Castro (12), Kimberly Horton (12)
Sheldon Ang, Malaysia
Basketball 2,3,4; Baseball 4; Softball 4; Class Excom 4; KICs Helper 3; NHS 4
Emmett Balzer, Canada
Volleyball 3,4; Track/Cross Country 3; Softball 1-3; Drama 4; Class Excom 3,4; Worship Team 3,4; Jazz Band 1-4; Men’s Ensemble 4; NHS 3,4
YES fixed on the hanging doughnuts, Susan Oh (12) gets ready to complete the game mission as Ruthie Allen (8) watches with a smile. Students had to complete missions successfully to attain codes.
Josiah Brake, U.S.A.
Volleyball 3,4; Baseball 4; Softball 3,4; Drama 2; Class Excom 4; KICs Helper 3; History Bee/Bowl 2;Reflector 4; NHS 3,4; Bible 2; Bahasa Melayu 3
Hannah Buhr, Canada
Football 2-4; Track/Cross Country 1-4; Drama 1; Forensics 2; Class Excom 4; Jazz Band 2-4
Chloe Castro, U.S.A.
Football 1-4; Drama 1; KICs Helper 3; Dorm Council 4
Denise Sy Qing Chai, Malaysia
RLT 2-4; Forensics 2; Teacher’s Ass’t. 2-4; Peer Tutoring 2-4; History Bee/Bowl 2-4; NHS 4
Aaron Chand, U.S.A.
Baseball 4; Drama 1,2,4; RLT 1-4; Worship Team 2-4; Jazz Band 1
Jarrod Tze Wei Chang, Malaysia
Football 1-4; Track/Cross Country 4; Student Council 4; Class Excom 3,4; Peer Tutoring 4; KICs Helper 1-3; Jazz Band 1,2;
ALKING with her eighth grade buddies Sieon Park (8) and Arpita Mathew (8), Felicia Teoh (12) makes conversation to get to know them. Seniors approached their buddies to form new friendships.
Megan Lyng Faye Chang, Malaysia
Track/Cross Country 4; Drama 1,4; KICs Helper 2,4; Reflector 3,4; SKTT 2-4
Ning Kang Chia, Malaysia
Track/Cross Country 3; Tennis 1,2,4; Class Excom 3; NHS 3,4
Anson Qiao Yi Chin, Malaysia
Volleyball 2-4; Track/Cross Country 4; Softball 3; History Bee/Bowl 2,3
Hasung Cho, Korea
Football 3,4; Track/Cross Country 2; Drama 4; Class Excom 3; Peer Tutoring 2; Jazz Band 2,3; Men’s Ensemble 4; NHS 4
Christy Leeti Chow, Malaysia
Football;; 1-4; Basketball 1,4; Track/Cross Country 2-4; Softball 2; Student Council 1; Class Excom 3,4; Peer Tutoring 2; NHS 3,4
Woo Young Chung, Korea
Football 2-4; Track/Cross Country 4; Softball 2,3; Student Council 4; Jazz Band 1; Men’s Ensemble 4
Benjamin Finlay, U.K.
Football 2-4; KICs Helper 1-3; Reflector 4
Dominic Fitzgerald, U.K.
with lil buds
Basketball 4; Baseball 4; KICs Helper 2,3; SKTT 1-4
Joel Frohlich, U.S.A.
Drama 2-4; RLT 3,4; KICs Helper 2; Worship Team 3,4
Caitlin Sinn Ru Goh, Malaysia
Drama 1-4; KICs Helper 3,4; Worship Team 4
Wei Sing Goh, Malaysia
Basketball 3,4; KICs Helper 3
Noah Graves, U.S.A.
Volleyball 3,4; Baseball 1-4; Softball 1-4; Tennis 1-3; Worship Team 3,4; Jazz Band 1-3; Men’s Ensemble 4; Boy Scouts 1-4
Aster Grace Hng, Malaysia
Drama 3,4; Peer Tutoring 1,2; KICs Helper 1,2; Worship Team 1-4; Women’s Ensemble 4; Care & Share 1
Samuel Hofer, U.S.A.
Football 4; Drama 1-4; RLT 4; KICs Helper 2; History Bee/Bowl 2-4
Kimberly Horton, U.S.A.
Drama 1,2,4; RLT 2-4; Forensics 2-4; Student Council 1; Class Excom 4; Worship Team 4; Jazz Band 4; NHS 4 Values & Decision Making 2; Apologetics 4
Joseph Huey Hsiong Hsu, Malaysia
Volleyball 3-4; Track/Cross Country 3; Baseball 1-4; Softball 1-4; KICs Helper 2; Jazz Band 1-3; NHS 3,4
Seniors: Ang - Hsu
sprawled on the floor, Hasung Cho (12) waits for Sumin Lim (8) to sit on his back. Seniors and their eighth grade buddies had to efficiently work together to beat other competitors in the race.
“Kylie [Toh], you’re the coolest senior ever,” exclaimed Abigail Soo (8) as she received a Milo drink from her. The two hugged each other and conversed lightly before the bell rang. By April, seniors could easily interact with their eighth grade buddies. This wasn’t true on 30 September, when the seniors had to meet their buddies for the very first time. The initial meet up was a little awkward, but the seniors got to know their eighth grade buddies in no time at all. During the first event, teams of seniors and their eighth grade buddies had
to work together to complete missions to obtain codes. After successfully accomplishing various missions, they received a delectable prize of soft ice cream. Following the first event, seniors worked harder to connect with their buddies. They would not only initiate conversations, but seniors also bought their buddies snacks from time to time when they went off campus for senior lunch. Toh said, “I often buy Abigail food because we share similar interests in food. That’s how I connect with her.”
During the costume party, seniors and eighth graders showed up as matching characters from movies like UP or Men In Black or in other pairs. It was evident that friendships were deepened as students freely conversed with another and mentioned their past hangouts they had off campus. As the year progressed, seniors’ investment into the lives of their eighth grade buddies formed deeper friendships. Soon enough, seniors also were able to perceive their buddies as the best eighth graders too.
—By Yeorin Yun
Senior/Eighth Grade Buddies
Sneakin’ away vorite part of the sneak was riding on top of ‘Rambo’ Jeeps. It was so exhilarating and made my heartbeat drop like crazy!” When they encountered the seats placed on top of the head of the Jeeps, students gasped at this never-before-seen kind of transport. Joseph Hsu claimed, “I enjoyed the day at the waterfall the most because the slides were insane—the slides were tall and steep. I could shoot up into the sky then flop into the cold, refreshing water!” With various activities, students also had the chance to enjoy the breathtaking sea views. Many who were sore from exhaustive playing received refreshing massages by the beach. Mersades Zimmer ex-
pressed her thoughts about the massage: “I would like to get the Thai massage again. I’d rate it 10 out of 10.” But it wasn’t until the last day on the private yacht that the students got to fully enmesh themselves in the depths of friendship. Realizing that senior sneak was coming to an end, the class made the best out of the relaxing day at the pier. Squeezing in as many people as possible around the round jacuzzi on the dock of the boat, the seniors naturally bonded, forgetting about any conscious motives to break away from cliques. The games carried throughout the entire eight hour bus trip back home.
P UTTING his swag on, Woo Young Chung steals the center
OYOUSLY engaging in a conversation, Kylie Toh laughs at Bena Mauger’s joke. The calm environment provided a perfect setting for students’ conversations. Many encountered each other when walking down to the restaurant, creating perfect moments for students to catch up, make plans, and talk about upcoming adventures.
“Asa go! Go!” the seniors hollered as they pointed their fingers toward one another during the Korean game. Tightly clustered in a circle, the students played an ongoing series of Korean games. The enthusiasm sparked the curiosity of those unfamiliar with the Korean games. In regards to these peculiar “Bunny Bunny” or “Asa Go” games, Dominic Fitzgerald said, “Just watching these games from the side was fun. But once I was taught the games’ rules, I quickly got the hang of them.” Many pro players of these games welcomed the new players to join in. This moment was one of the myriad captured during senior sneak. Over the course of five days, the seniors had the privilege to sneak away into the serene island of Koh Samui in Thailand to bond and connect with each other at the beginning of the year. When asked about the highlights of the trip, Grace Lim said without a second thought, “My fa-
into Koh Samui, the Island Undiscovered
—By Yeorin Yun
S Jonathan Lafferty and Kevin Kim kayak, Aaron Chand uses this opportunity to take a break. Students enjoyed all kinds of activities like snorkelling and kayaking on the last day. The emerald sea and fun activities boosted the amount of fun. Above all, companions made the trip memorable.
of attention by dancing to the “Bang Bang Bang” music video choreography. Even when no one danced, music blasted and students played never ending Korean games, and the fun continued. Guys also attempted to balance on the boat in the face of strong, opposing wind.
satay stick in hand, Sam Huang eyes the other kinds of food provided, unaware of someone’s sneaky attempt to steal his fish. The lunch provided by the yacht satiated many hungry students’ empty stomach. They enjoyed the unique and delightful meals in Koh Samui. YEORIN YUN LILIAN LI
Shoko Tezuka, Japan
Sam Shao-Yu Huang, Taiwan
Track/Cross Country 1,24
Basketball 2-4; Volleyball 2-4; Track/Cross Country 1-4; Baseball 1-4; Softball 1-4; KICs Helper 3; Jazz Band 1
Kylie Li Xuan Toh, Malaysia
Drama 1,4; Teacher’s Ass’t. 1; Peer Tutoring 1-4; KICs Helper 1-3; Crossfit 2; From Kids for Kids 4; NHS 4
Neehar Kantimahanti, India
David Unruh, U.S.A.
Football 1,2,4; Peer Tutoring 1,2; English 1
Darby Kendrick, U.S.A.
Football 1-4; RLT 4; Student Council 1,2; Dorm Council 3-4;
Football 3,4; Drama 2-4
Keito Watanabe, Japan
Khai Yi Khor, Malaysia
Volleyball 3,4; Track/Cross Country 1; Tennis 2-4; Student Council 4; Class Excom 3; Teacher’s Ass’t. 4; Peer Tutoring 2; Jazz Band 1-4; Men’s Ensemble 4; Crossfit 2; NHS 3,4
RLT 4; Student Council 4; Teacher’s Ass’t. 1-3; KICs Helper 1,2; Care & Share 1-3; ICT 3
Andrew Kim, Korea
Darian Yeap, Malaysia
Volleyball 1-4; Track/Cross Country 1-4; Softball 1-3; Forensics 1-4; Student Council 2,4; Class Excom 3; Peer Tutoring 1-3; Worship Team 3,4; Jazz Band 4; SKTT 3,4; NHS 3,4
Teacher’s Ass’t. 1,3; Peer Tutoring 4; KICs Helper 2; Men’s Ensemble 4
Yeorin Yun, Korea
Basketball 1-3; Volleyball 4; Track/Cross Country 4; Softball 3,4; Drama 4; Teacher’s Ass’t. 1-3; Peer Tutoring 4; KICs Helper 1-3; Jazz Band 1,2; Reflector 4
In Ha Kim, Korea
Drama 4; RLT 4; Peer Tutoring 3
Kevin Sangwoo Kim, Korea
Mersades Zimmer, U.S.A.
Volleyball 1,2; AP Mandarin 3
Basketball 1-3; Volleyball 1-4; Teacher’s Ass’t. 3; Peer Tutoring 2,4; Bible 1,3; English 11; NHS 3,4
Jonathan Lafferty, U.S.A.
Track/Cross Country 3,4; Men’s Ensemble 4
Lilian Li, Malaysia
Grace Daeun Lim, Korea
Drama 1; Forensics 4; Peer Tutoring 1-4; KICs Helper 1-3; History Bee/Bowl 2,3; From Kids for Kids 4; Crossfit 2
Tennis 1-4; Drama 4; RLT 3,4; Forensics 2; Student Council 2; Class Excom 3; Teacher’s Ass’t. 4; KICs Helper 1-3; Reflector 3, 4; SKTT 1-4; NHS 4
unite for the ultimate rescue
Jerald Lim Chi Yang, Malaysia
Football 4; Track/Cross Country 4; Baseball 4; Peer Tutoring 2; Jazz Band 1-3; Crossfit 2; NHS 4
Jing Low, Malaysia
Drama 2-4; RLT 2-4; Teacher’s Ass’t. 3,4; Peer Tutoring 2; Jazz Band 2,3; History Bee/Bowl 2-4;Adv. Computer Science 4; Conlemb Science Club 4; Stand-up Paddle Boarding 3; English 12 Capstone; NHS 4
Waiting in front of the chapel doors, the senior class stood on alert for any hint about the theme of the After-Sneak Dinner. Then, Adrian Nonis (11) and Teddy Zimmer (11), dressed in military uniform and Ray-Ban sunglasses, marched out of the chapel and welcomed the seniors. Loud cheers and claps resounded throughout the chapel when the seniors stepped in. The seniors had
Alan Luchtenburg, U.S.A.
Basketball 3,4; Dorm Council 3,4
Benjamin Mauger, U.S.A.
Football 2-4; Track/Cross Country 1-4
Mathias Maurin, U.S.A. Track/Cross Country 3,4
Daniel Munson, U.S.A.
Volleyball 2-4; Baseball 4; Softball 3,4; Drama 2
Susan Chansong Oh, Korea
Softball 2-4; Drama 2; RLT 3,4; Student Council 1; Teacher’s Ass’t. 2-4; Peer Tutoring 2-4; KICs Helper 2-4; Care & Share 2; SKTT 2,3; Women’s Ensemble 4; Home Economics 4; NHS 4
Laura Joy Phillips, U.S.A.
Track/Cross Country 4; Drama 4; RLT 4; Peer Tutoring 3
Jerome Ramirez, The Philippines Reflector 4
Kasey Rogers, Canada
Basketball 1-4; KICs Helper 1
Timothy Sasse, U.S.A.
Baseball 1-4; Softball 1-4; Student Council 3; KICs Helper 1-4; Men’s Ensemble 4
En Qi Saw, Malaysia
Softball 2-4; Teacher’s Ass’t. 2,3; Peer Tutoring 3,4; KICs Helper 1,2,4; NHS 4; Care & Share 1-4; SKTT 1,4
Felicia Chyi Teoh, Malaysia
Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Track/Cross Country 2-4; Softball 1-4; Student Council 4; Teacher’s Ass’t. 1; Peer Tutoring 3,4; KICs Helper 1-4; Care & Share 1-4; SKTT 1,4; NHS 4
Seniors: Huang - Teoh
Jessica Ross, South Africa
on to Emmett Balzer’s (12) shoulders, Darian Yeap (12) tries to hold on in the paper-folding game. This game required partners to cooperate with each other to find the best solution for both of them to stand on the continually shrinking newspaper.
clenched, Jonathon Chinn (11), Yigal Ang (11), Richard Baek (11), Rainbow Chan (11), David Chinn (11), Zachary Tan (11), Caleb Cox (11), Asher Kim (11), and Jesse Lohman (11) put their best effort into the performance. The juniors did a live performance of Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out Of You.”
a good laugh at themselves when they saw their pictures placed on figures of different superheroes. “The dinner was really interesting and amusing,” said Grace Lim (12). The musical performances, a dance cover of Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out Of You” and Hercules’ “Zero To Hero,” blew the audience away with accurate dance moves that showed the time and effort the juniors put into rehearsing. As the lights dimmed, the curtains on stage unveiled to reveal the senior class president, Jarrod Chang (12), sat tied to a chair in the center. “Seniors! Your president has been kidnapped. To get him back, you must go through various missions that require teamwork, intelligence, communication, and coordination,” said Tommy Han (11). Cackling, Han walked off the stage, leaving the seniors with one last
glimpse of their president. The juniors prepared games like Twister for coordination and standing on a continually shrinking newspaper with a partner for teamwork. Hasung Cho (11) said, “They prepared a lot of interactive games so everyone got to be involved and was really happy.” “With the seniors in mind, I had a great time preparing and was excited for them to see what we had in store for them,” said Daniel Kim (11). “It was fun for me to get to prepare Mexican food, and I was really thrilled by their positive remarks,” said Ke-Erh Huang (11). Seniors and juniors mingled with each other, took photos, and grabbed a last bite of dessert. In a split second, people started to say their good-byes. The seniors thanked the juniors and walked out into the night with full stomachs and happy memories.
—By Megan Chang
After- Sneak Dinner
Yigal Ang, 11 Singapore
Richard Baek, 11 Korea
Alex Chan-Sturgis, 11 U.S.A.
Rainbow Chan, 11 Canada
Grace Chang, 11 Korea
David Chinn, 11 U.S.A.
Jonathon Chinn, 11 U.S.A.
Caleb Cox, 11 Canada
Aurelie D’Couto, 11 U.S.A.
Chia Hoong Ewe, 11 Malaysia
Victoria Galang, 11 U.S.A.
Rahul Gill, 11 Malaysia
Daniel Go, 11
for more garbage, Grace Chang (11) watches as her classmates pick up empty juice boxes, food containers, and plastic bags to throw away. The juniors tidied up the parks and gave them a cleaner appearance after they left.
hand, Daniel Go (11) and Peter Kim (11) brighten up the railings of the park with a fresh coat of paint. After years of exposure to rain and shine, rust started to form on the railings. The juniors’ painting over them gave the park a newer look. AREEYA KUNAWARADISAI
Shion Fraser, 11 Australia Adrian Frusher, 11
Black garbage bag ready With red paint rollers in
Korea Tommy Han, 11 Korea
Ke-Erh Huang, 11
Simon Jeong, 11 Korea
Melynn Kendrick, 11 U.S.A.
Isaac Khor, 11
in your community
Asher Kim,11 Korea
Daniel Kim, 11 Korea
Hyun Ji Kim, 11 Korea
Louise Kim, 11 Korea
Peter Kim, 11 Korea
Doris Koay, 11 Malaysia
Zachary Kok, 11 Malaysia
Areeya Kunawaradisai, 11 Thailand
Yi Lin Law, 11 Singapore
Vivien Lee, 11 Korea
Jesse Lohman, 11 U.S.A.
Julia Munson, 11 U.S.A.
Adrian Nonis, 11 Malaysia
Sophia Ong, 11 Singapore
Jerald Ooi, 11 Malaysia
Tian Ooi, 11 Malaysia
Harin Park, 11 Korea
Daniela Rana, 11 Nepal
Kayla Ronning, 11 U.S.A.
Jung En Seo, 11 Korea
Rosalina Shin ,11 Korea
Shannen Leong, 11
Another year, another service project completed. The junior class went to six parks around Tanjung Bungah to provide their service. With their old t-shirts and pants on, the students prepared themselves for the paint splatters they would get throughout the day. Early in the morning, the students divided into six different groups. They cleaned up three parks in the morning and three parks in the afternoon with two groups at each park. “It was a great opportunity to get to know people I didn’t normally associate with and do service together,” said Aaron Tan (11). “I like how we got to help around the commu-
quatting next to each other, Jonathon Chinn (11) and Shion Fraser (11) paint the park equipment a new shade of white. The students helped and bonded with each other as they carried out the service project.
nity,” said Victoria Galang (11). Community service could show them how much one can make an impact in the lives of those around them. The students painted railings and playground equipments. They also picked up trash littered on the ground and made the surroundings cleaner. “I’m glad we could make the parks beautiful again,” said Tan. People of all ages often go to parks to exercise, play or relax. Amidst their hard work, the students needed to have a lunch break to replenish their energy. “The chicken rice was really good,” said Daniel Kim (11). Kim enjoyed eating the chicken rice and shared an extra box with his fellow classmate, Simon Jeong (11). Kim continued, “It was a good time to bond and grow our bromance.” In addition to doing
good for their community and making new connections, the juniors also raised money. “We raised a lot of money,” said Tian Ooi (11), the class treasurer. “I’m looking forward to a fun sneak next year.” As they carried out their activities, the students filled their day with laughter and jokes. They teased each other with paint and had a kick out of those whose got painted on almost completely. “I got paint all over me,” said Areeya Kunawaradisai (11). “It was awesome.” The juniors came back to school to find a surprise welcome back party from the seniors. As a treat, the juniors each had an ice cream cone and a cup of fizzy drink. The juniors left the student center happily and went home knowing that they had fulfilled a good deed.
- By Megan Chang
Elynn Tan, 11
Jia Qi Tan, 11 Malaysia
Felix Tobias, 11 Singapore
Belle Vianco, 11 Indonesia Chan Woong Won, 11 Korea
Mika Yeap, 11 Malaysia
Teddy Zimmer, 11 U.S.A.
Tim Baek, 10 Korea
Samuel Castro, 10 U.S.A.
Karl Chan, 10 Malaysia Nathan Chand, 10 U.S.A.
Alice Chang, 10 Korea
Vivien Chang, 10 Taiwan
Alicia Chin, 10 Malaysia John Cho, 10 Korea
Shannon Frohlich, 10 U.S.A.
Justus Goh, 10 Malaysia
Carissa Hoffmeyer, 10 U.S.A.
Albert Jeong, 10 Korea
Daniel Kang,10 Korea
Seth Kelley, 10 U.S.A.
Nicholas Khor, 10 Malaysia
Joy Kiehl, 10 Germany
Elisabeth Kilgo, 10 U.S.A.
Ashley Kim, 10 Korea
Esther Kim, 10
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BANGKOK
Aaron Tan, 11
The Harmony of 400
Team shirts on and music sheets tucked neatly away, the choir students walked with a spring in their step to the plane that would bring them to Bangkok, Thailand for the Bangkok International Choir Festival. Whether the students had taken choir or stood on completely new ground, the choir trip proved a surreal experience. The little getaway from busy schedules at school did not allow much rest for the students as they had an equally busy trip schedule. “Rehearsals were tir-
ASSIONATELY, with students from other international schools, Chloe Castro (12) and Susan Oh (12) put their all into the song. The choir trip gave students the privilege to sing in front of Bangkok citizens.
MUSIC sheets in hand, Kris-
ti Phillips (10) and Shoko Tezuka (12) sing in unison. The choir rehearsed diligently to perfect their tune for their upcoming performances.
ing,” noted Hasung Cho (12). The days leading up to the festival consisted of long hours of practice that took up most of their time—aside from eating and some free time in the evening. “However, it was all worth it in the end,” continued Cho. “It was a once in a lifetime experience, meeting some amazing singers and being trained by them,” said Darian Yeap (12). Several international schools came together to participate in this festival. Yeap continued, “Singing with hundreds of other students was absolutely breathtaking; because, though you are just one voice among hundreds, your voice is just as valuable as all the rest.” The choir sang their hearts out and showed the audience all the hard work they put into this festival. They performed five songs: “Dance Today With Joy,” “The World of Our Dreams,” “Ride in Chari-
ot,” “Ritmo,” and “I Am a Song.” A grand total of 400 students performed the last song on one stage creating a harmony that Khai Yi Khor (12) described as “simply amazing.” After the show, students had the luxury of delving into a special buffet. “The buffet had so many different kinds of food. It was delicious,” said Cho. They filled their stomachs and replenished their energy, immersed in conversations with each other about their performance and the festival as a whole. “I was able to get to know my choir team better in Thailand, so that’s always a plus,” said Yeap. The choir made deep bonds and wonderful memories. They had the chance to make new friends, forming connections in all parts of the world. Though tired, they boarded the plane back with content hearts. Khor remarked, “It was an unforgettable experience.”
—By Megan Chang
Lydia Kim, 10 Korea
Seong-Min Kim, 10 Korea
Esther Ko, 10 Korea
Min Guk Kong, 10 Korea
Hannah Lawrence, 10 U.S.A.
Lauren Lee, 10 Malaysia
Suzanne Liew, 10 Malaysia
Linus Lim, 10 Malaysia
Mandy Lim, 10 Malaysia
Suji Lim, 10 Korea
Xu An Lim, 10
Victoria Lindsey, 10 U.S.A.
Amanda Low, 10 U.S.A.
Ruben Nyul, 10 U.S.A.
Juniors – Sophomores: Tan - Nyul
Yusoof Monawvil, 10
TANDING in a relaxed way, Jonathan Lafferty (12) focuses on harmonizing well with his fellow classmates. During class practices, Ms. Joyce Goh would always play instruments alongside her students to encourage them.
Bangkok International Choir Festival
Sin Ler Oo, 10
AKING on a steady form, Keito Watanabe (12) safely catches the rubber duck. The Youth park provided a great avenue for Capture the Chicken which involved lots of running.
Natasha Palanivel, 10 Malaysia
Ellie Park, 10 U.S.A.
Sofia Park, 10 Korea
the pool. The Clean Up game required students to swiftly place the balls on the other side of the line to win.
MRS. JACKI STEINKAMP
Kristiana Phillips, 10
H ANDS outstretched, Gloria Kim (9) throws the balls across
Crystal Pholia, 10 Bangladesh
Trevor Ronning, 10 U.S.A.
Alex Ruble, 10 U.S.A.
Ashlynn Ruble, 10 U.S.A.
En Min Saw, 10 Malaysia
MRS. JACKI STEINKAMP
Zhi Yi Saw, 10 Malaysia Isabel Smith, 10 U.S.A.
Courtney Soon, 10 Malaysia
Mikaela Steinkamp, 10 U.S.A. Matthew Strong, 10 U.S.A.
Yi Yao Tan, 10 Malaysia
Annabelle Teoh, 10
Eagle Games: The Clash of the Colors
Hannah Trescott, 10 U.S.A.
Jeremiah Worten, 10 U.S.A.
Sheryl Ang,9 Malaysia
Christina Beaman, 9 U.S.A.
Ryan Bernhardt, 9 U.S.A.
Lydia Brooks, 9 U.S.A.
Sophie Bubrik, 9 U.S.A.
Aimee Buhr, 9 Canada
Ambra Ceresa, 9 Malaysia
Joseph Chandra, 9 Indonesia
Jordan Chang, 9 Malaysia
Emily Chew, 9 Malaysia
Sarah Chinn, 9 U.S.A.
Jae Woo Cho, 9 Korea
Aaron Erol, 9 U.S.A.
Nate Frusher, 9 U.S.A.
Julia Galang, 9 U.S.A.
Yuuki Horie, 9 U.S.A.
Elizabeth Horton, 9 U.S.A.
Laviynia Jaya, 9 Malaysia
Daye Jung, 9 Korea
Dael Kim, 9 Korea
Gloria Kim, 9 Korea
Inkyul Kim, 9 Korea
Sophomores - Freshmen: Oo - Kim
The high school division gathered at the assembly, awaiting the official launch of the first Eagle Games with anticipation. Many students opted to color their faces with face paint markers to boost team spirit: red for Blaze, yellow for Bolt, green for Quake, and blue for Wave. In the midst of decorating themselves with vivid colors, Mr. Brian Brewster startled the students with an enthusiastic opening. Next, Mr. Chance Edman ushered the students to upper field where the buses would transfer all students to the Youth Park. After arriving, students proceeded to the amphitheatre where Mr. Edman gave team leaders a schedule. Despite having 30 different groups of six to seven people on either the Blaze, Bolt, Quake, or Wave team, organization prevailed. Daniel Kim (11) said,
“Even though the whole concept of Eagle Games was new and confusing, the time tables kept us on track and minimized schedule conflict.” As the day progressed, students found the events to their liking. Many enjoyed the ‘Scooter Race’ event where all four teams had to compete against each other by completing challenges around the circular track. Christy Chow (12) stated, “I liked the Scooter Race event the most because I could relive my childhood memories of riding the scooter. It was a whole lot fun to see high schoolers riding on a preschool tricycle.” As teams gathered back at the amphitheatre for lunch, the national staff worked hard to set up plates of fried rice, chicken, and fruit on the table. Students hastily finished their lunch and took time to compare the number of beads on their necklaces
with other teams. The Eagle Games integrated the use of beads for a point system. Hurrying back to resume other events left in the timetable, everyone worked hard to win and compete. When asked about what felt different about the Eagle Games compared to Track and Field, Mikaela Steinkamp (10) said, “Though I like Track and Field, I liked the Eagle Games for its creative, fun events which included everyone regardless of their athleticism.” With the day closing in, students made their way back to the buses. As soon as the students filed in, they plunked down to their seats. For the whole ride back to school, the students energetically chattered about the goofy moments in Eagle Games. The Eagle Games met the students’ anticipation for the day.
—By Yeorin Yun
MRS. JACKI STEINKAMP
Sara Stoltzfus, 10
O gain speed, David Chinn (11) quickly pushes off the ground while Ben Finlay (12) watches in glee. Most students described the Scooter Race game as the most fun event.
Joshua Koay, 9 Malaysia
Wansuk Kunawaradisai, 9 Thailand
Jian Yi Lai, 9 Malaysia
Mary Lee, 9 Korea
D.A.B.uLous Banquet The First Ever Dance Party
Nicole Lee, 9 Malaysia
Zhi Yong Lee, 9 Malaysia
Daniel Lim, 9 Malaysia
Jia Yi Lim, 9 Malaysia
Luke Lindsey, 9 U.S.A.
Grace Moon, 9 Korea
Letitia Ong, 9 Singapore Jerald Ooi, 9 Malaysia
Jong Min Park, 9 Korea
Yerin Park, 9 Korea
Riley Phillips, 9
U.S.A. Jonah Ramsey, 9 U.S.A.
Gabe Roberts, 9 U.S.A.
Risa Sadasa, 9 Japan
Edward Seong, 9 Korea
Sara Septon, 9 U.S.A.
Ji Yun Shin,9 Korea
Tien Min Tan, 9
Lavishly dressed in suits and dresses, the high school students showed up at the Paradise Hotel hall on Friday, 9 December. Once everyone arrived, they sought to find their partners and friends. Then Woo Young Chung (12) made a grand entrance and took on the role of MC to welcome them. “Ladies and gentlemen, you guys look beautiful today. Welcome to CB, and we will shortly begin our first ever D.A.B. [Dalat Air Band] competition,” he an-
center stage, Ms. Emily Grad plays Mrs. Claus while strutting alongside Ms. Bethany Weidemann and Ms. Lacey Fields. The participation of the staff added to the joy of watching the competition.
nounced. His introduction of the new event increased the students’ expectations of the evening. Everyone proceeded to the buffet stand to satiate their hunger. After eating, many students had intimate gatherings at the photo booth, taking photos to record the evening’s events. “I loved taking pictures because they capture the memories I had with my friends,“ Aaron Tan (11) expressed. Once everyone finished taking pictures with many others, they hurried to their seats to catch the first competition round. Excited with the D.A.B. performances, many stood up from their seats while
others walked to the front of the room to get a better look. Soon after, everyone else joined them and made a crowd up at the front. The eventful night progressed with songs from “All I Want For Christmas Is You” to Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” choreographies which invoked genuine laughters from all in attendance. Chan Wong (11) said, “We weren’t really sure if the D.A.B. would be successful but seeing the reactions of the student population made me feel relieved. I didn’t expect people to have this much fun.” The students exited the hall with huge grins.
—By Yeorin Yun
Celestine Teoh, 9 Malaysia
Aaron Worten, 9 U.S.A.
Philip Yeoh, 9 Malaysia
Gavin Zimmer, 9 U.S.A.
Ruthie Allen, 8 U.S.A.
Kalia Brewster, 8 U.S.A.
Kate Buhr, 8 Canada
Emily Chia, 8 Malaysia
Elspeth Chin, 8 Singapore
Annie Choi, 8 Korea
Ji Ah Choi, 8 Korea
Micah Faircloth, 8 U.S.A.
Gabe Frohlich, 8 U.S.A.
Gabriela Gardner, 8 U.S.A.
Lydia Geiman, 8 U.S.A.
Zoe Grous, 8 Australia
Levi Hawk, 8 U.S.A..
Tien-Erh Huang, 8 Taiwan
Erica Jang, 8 Korea
Andrew Kaney, 8 U.S.A.
Freshmen - Eighth Grade: Koay - Kaney
up high, Hasung Cho (12) and En Qi Saw (12) make a toast to the ending of the eventful night. The seniors expressed joy and melancholy as they celebrated their final CB.
AKING on the dab formation, the senior girls finish their performance with a catchy pose. They won the judges’ hearts and took home gold with their “Mistletoe” choreography.
Joel Kelley, 8 U.S.A.
Jaxon Kendrick, 8 U.S.A.
Yebeen Kil, 8 Korea Jeremy Kim, 8
ET off me!” whines Wansuk Kunawaradisai (9) as Daniel Kang (10) snuggles up, looking at memes on his phone. Jaffray boys bonded through their shared love of the Internet.
John Kim, 8 Korea
Seung Hwan Kim, 8 Korea Yujin Kim, 8 Korea Yumin Kim, 8
HARING ear-buds, Grace Bae (7) and Sieon Park (8) listen to music together as they wind down after dinner. Jackson kids enjoyed personal time while keeping each other’s company.
Kaitlyn Kinsey, 8 U.S.A.
Min-Song Ko, 8 Korea
Sharisse Leong, 8 Malaysia Sumin Lim, 8 Korea Davina Loh, 8 Malaysia Jarrett Lohman, 8 U.S.A.
Culles Mah, 8 JEROME RAMIREZ
Malaysia Arpita Mathew, 8 India
Tate Oppenheim, 8 U.S.A.
Sieon Park, 8 U.S.A.
Kolaya Ronzheimer, 8 U.S.A.
Zoe Seevaratnam,8 U.S.A.
Jia Yi Sim, 8
Tayler Ronning, 8
Before the transition
Abigail Soo, 8 Malaysia
Sophia Stoltzfus, 8 U.S.A.
Alix-Andrea Stuart, 8 U.S.A.
Abel Tan, 8 Malaysia
Joonas Tan, 8 Finland
Amie Trescott, 8 U.S.A.
Jirawan Tritham, 8 Thailand
Esther Tse, 8 Malaysia
Esther Yang, 8 Korea
Mikaela Yeap, 8 Malaysia Joshua Yeoh, 8 Malaysia Kitty Zhan, 8 China
Grace Bae, 7 Korea
Micaella Baker, 7 U.S.A.
Niko Bernhardt, 7 U.S.A.
Lana Brewster, 7 U.S.A.
Ethan Chan, 7 Malaysia
Panda Chan, 7 Malaysia Ryan Chan, 7 Malaysia
Alexa Chandra, 7 Indonesia
Eighth Grade - Seventh Grade: Kelley - Chandra
“I think that we will be able to take you guys on a tour of the new dorm in a few days!” exclaimed Aunt Val Weidemann. Amidst the ooh’s and ahh’s, a sense of excitement rose in the air as chatters broke out among the kids. With the help of the Legacy Campaign, the construction of the Lighthouse started in the fall and finished in the spring. At the thought of improved facilities, most dorm students felt quite happy—some even ecstatic. “I really can’t wait for the new dorm, especially
ITH needles in hand, Josiah Brake (12) smiles as Gloria Kim (9) patiently teaches him how to knit. Ziemer seniors made memories with the younger ones through learning new things.
with all the modern designs and everything,” commented Daniel Kang (10). Some students, on the other hand, stated how much they will miss the old dorms. Risa Sasada (9) reflected, “We’ve made so many memories here in the old dorm. It’s run-down and all, but I’ve gotten used to it—it’s going to be weird to adjust to a new setting.” One thing that connected all dorm students and staff together before the demolition of the old dorms lay in making memories. Whether through bingewatching TV shows, singing karaoke, playing Just Dance, or simply spending time together, dorm students came up with ways to enjoy the family privacy of
the old separated dorms. “I feel like I want to spend even more time in the dorm so that we can make memories. Sometimes I even look around and just think ‘Oh, man, this is all going to be gone’ to myself,” said Sieon Park (8). “Jaffray definitely needs to keep on rocking 2K even after I’m gone,” said Alan Luchtenburg (12). “Maybe they should even play a recording of me screaming and all. That’s super Jaffray.” Through all the mix of excitement and nostalgia, dorm students and staff looked forward to the future while commemorating the past, readying themselves to make the Lighthouse a new home.
—By Areeya K.
Max Chang, 7 Korea
Ashley Chew, 7 Malaysia
Dylan Chew, 7 Malaysia Ning Yi Chia, 7
through the power of activities
John Chin, 7 Malaysia
Esmarie De Jager, 7 South Africa Young Woo Eun, 7
Tired and worn out by making it through a whole week of school, middle school students lethargically moved about; but this wasn’t for long. Once the bell rang at 2:35pm, signalling the start of All Middle School Activity, middle schoolers eagerly exited their classes and headed down to chapel. Every Friday, middle
Sue Grice, 7 Malaysia
Benjamin Hollon, 7 U.S.A.
Yong-Yu Huang, 7 Taiwan
Helen Jang, 7 Korea Sophia Kang, 7 Malaysia
Derek Kes, 7 U.S.A.
Wen Khaw, 7 Malaysia
Wayne Khor, 7
Magdalene Koay, 7 Malaysia
Lee Anne Lim, 7 Malaysia
Soo Qiao Lim, 7
ITH heavy concentration, Adelynn Tan (7) decorates Kyla Faircloth’s (5) crown. SAT groups displayed their creativity through a fashion show where they created princes, princesses, and superheroes.
MS. BETHANY WEIDEMANN
Malaysia Jason Kim, 7 Korea
schoolers attended the All Middle School Activity which held all kinds of events ranging from games to announcements. Jay Lohman (6) said, “I like dodgeball the best because killing my friends is fun. But the fun is over when you get out after you get hit with a ball.” Rishon Pillai (6) and Benjamin Wong (6) chimed in “me too!” and vigorously nodded their heads in agreement. Min-Song Ko (8) said, “It’s sad that I won’t be able to attend All Middle School Activity anymore.
I made great memories with my friends by goofing around in games and just getting to know other people too.” Not only did games and announcements take place, but award ceremonies took place as well. Students grinned when their names were called as they felt jubilant to have their hard work in academics pay off. Nearing the end of the block, students were dismissed. They exited the door feeling re energized after ending the day with great company.
—By Yeorin Yun
Esther Lo, 7 Malaysia
Daniel Loh, 7
Korea Koko Mohri, 7 Japan
Chor Ee Ng, 7 Malaysia
Christopher Ooi, 7 Malaysia
Grace Park, 7 Korea
Paul Pham, 7 New Zealand
Mikaya Ronzheimer, 7 U.S.A.
Cecelia Sheng, 7 China
Adelynn Tan, 7 Malaysia
Eugene Tee, 7 Malaysia
Tawan Teekaariyapak, 7 Thailand
Joseph Yun, 7 Malaysia Alvin Zhang, 7 U.S.A.
Jeta Anderson, 6 U.S.A.
Kai Ru Bok, 6 Malaysia
Noemi Borer, 6 Switzerland
Caitlyn Buckland, 6 Canada
Elizabeth Buhr, 6 Canada
Hazel Chan , 6 Malaysia
Dominic Cheang , 6 Malaysia
Seventh Grade - Sixth Grade: Chang - Cheang
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Lydia Allen, 6
ALKING around the room, Daniel Lim (5) distributes props to the groups. The middle schoolers had the chance to engage in activity-planning and organization by joining Ms. Susana Chois’ “Dream Team.”
SING his card, Mr. Bob Pagee attempts to save Seung Hwan Kim (8) and Abel Tan (8) from Mr. Larry Chinn, the villain. Various games took place that fostered fun and excitement among students.
All Middle School Activities
Adelina Chee, 6
next to Wendy [Ruthie Allen (8)], the lost girls [Jirawan Tritham (8) and TienErh Huang (8)] shield themselves from the evil Captain Hook. The middle schoolers did a skit of Peter Pan during their DJHS ceremony.
Antonio Cheong, 6 Malaysia
Ryan Chew, 6 Malaysia
Kyle Choi, 6 Korea
Darryl Dwumfour, 6 U.S.A.
casts a gentle glow on the faces of Andrew Kim (12) and Harin Park (11). Before they made their way on stage to light a candle, each new member of the NHS received a rose as a welcoming gift into the group.
Eleanor Emis, 6
The dim light of the candles
Elias Frusher, 6 U.S.A.
Julien Goh, 6 Malaysia
Soo Wei Goh, 6 Malaysia
Jasmine Hassan, 6 U.S.A.
Mark Ho, 6 Singapore Hailey Hofer, 6 U.S.A.
Michael Hsu, 6 Taiwan
Tian Hwang, 6 Malaysia
Christopher Jang, 6 Korea William Johnston, 6 New Zealand
Noah Kaney, 6
Anjali Kaptain, 6 U.S.A.
Natalie Khor, 6 Malaysia Nicole Khor,6
reached through excellence
David Kilgo, 6 U.S.A.
David Kim, 6 Korea
Kerrigan Kinsey, 6 U.S.A.
Owen Lai, 6 U.S.A.
Larissa Lee, 6 Malaysia Korea
Ray Lee, 6
Noah Lee, 6 Malaysia Malaysia
Jay Lohman, 6 U.S.A.
Annabelle Low, 6 Malaysia
Isabelle Low, 6 Malaysia Saidah Ly, 6 U.S.A.
Zach Montgomery, 6 U.S.A.
Luke Ng, 6 Malaysia
Trevor Nichols, 6 U.S.A.
Anna Phuah, 6 Malaysia
Rishon Pillai, 6 Malaysia
Jake Pontrich, 6 U.S.A.
Sahana Selvaraja, 6 Malaysia Erica Shin, 6 Korea
Aaron Smith, 6 U.S.A.
Taewoo Song, 6 Korea
Sixth Grade: Chee - Song
Adam Lim, 6
“Hello and good afternoon ladies and gentleman,” said Mersades Zimmer (12), the emcee of the day. “Thank you for joining us today on The Bachelorette. Our bachelorette today is Christy Chow . We have some honorable candidates here with us today, the first on the list—President J. Trump!” Applause resounded the chapel as Jarrod Chang (12), who played the role of President Trump, walked out with elegance in his suit. One after another, the bachelors strode onto stage—Keito Watanabe (12) dressed in his Karate outfit as Bruce Lee, Andrew Kim (12) sat crippled in his wheelchair as Stephen Hawking, Joseph Hsu (12) walked out with swag as
Microphone in hand, Joseph
Hsu (12) answers the questions presented to Stephen Hawking [Andrew Kim (12)]. Hsu played both the role of Kanye West and Stephen Hawking’s speech synthesizer.
Kanye West, and lastly, as the sound of a strumming guitar echoed backstage, Emmett Balzer (12) made his entrance with confidence as Justin Bieber while singing “Baby”. “Getting into NHS was such a surprise! I never thought I would get in; so I was so happy when I did,” said Kylie Toh (12) with a grin on her face. Parents occupied the first few rows of seats where they took pictures and brimmed with pride at their children’s accomplishment. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the effort that I put into my academics and character,” said Jerald Lim (12) who went into NHS as a new member this year. Being part of the NHS also gave outstanding students an incentive to keep up the good work. “Now that I’m in the NHS, I feel more motivated, than I was, to push myself and to work harder in the future
to attain my goals,” said En Qi Saw (12). “I feel a bit disappointed because I couldn’t get into NJHS,” said John Kim (8), “but I’m happy to be in the first DJHS group.” These middle schoolers proved that it can never be too early to start pursuing their goals and achieve great things. After all the candles had been lit and as all the NHS members stood on stage, rose in hand, Mr. Doug Yost led everyone in prayer. Then, the audience clapped for the NHS members one last time. Zimmer, Chow, and the bachelors appeared on stage once again. “So who are you going to pick, Christy?” asked Zimmer (12). As she thought through her choices carefully, the audience and the bachelors waited in anticipation. Finally, Chow (12) announced, “I think, I’ll go with President Trump!” —By Megan Chang
Elliot Steffen, 6
TRAW in hand, Grace Chang (11), Areeya Kunawaradisai (11), Kayla Ronning (11), and Ke-Erh Huang (11) prepare to shoot cotton buds at paper cups. This game mimicked Red Indians as they shot poisonous darts at their targets in the wild.
Benjamin Stoltzfus, 6 U.S.A.
Jordan Stuart, 6 U.S.A.
Enson Tang, 6
Lei Tee, 6 Singapore
TANDING, Joel Frohlich (12), Sam Hofer (12), and In Ha Kim (12) watch the bonfire blaze as Daniel Munson (12) anticipates roasting his marshmallow over it. The senior class party took place at the warm, sandy beach of The Cove.
Karis White, 6 U.S.A.
Benjamin Wong, 6 Malaysia Lauren Worten, 6 U.S.A.
Yoseph Yang, 6 Korea Ashley Yeoh, 6 Malaysia
U.S.A. Anric Chin, 5 Malaysia
Jason Cho, 5 Korea
Ryan Choi, 5 Korea
Michael De Cort, 5 Malaysia Josia De Jager, 5 South Africa
Kyla Faircloth,5 U.S.A.
Popi Grous, 5 Australia
Lyric Hawk, 5 U.S.A.
Rhys Hofer, 5 U.S.A.
Ha-Eun Jeon, 5 Korea
Yun Kil, 5 Korea
Jisung Kim, 5 Korea
Yeonsoo Kim, 5 Korea
Kimberly Kinsey, 5 U.S.A.
Amos Koay, 5
Douglas Koay, 5 Malaysia
Leyla Lee, 5 Malaysia Kate Lee, 5 Malaysia Aidan Leong, 5 Malaysia
Jun Sheng Leow, 5 Malaysia
Daniel Lim, 5 Korea
Myra Lim, 5 Malaysia
Brendan Loke, 5 Malaysia
Cullno Mah, 5 Malaysia
Alexia Nyul, 5 U.S.A.
Ashley Park, 5 U.S.A.
Jonathan Park, 5 Korea
Sixth Grade - Fifth Grade: Steffen - Park
Peculiar Parties “Whoa! Look at the moon,” said Jarrod Chang (12) as he pointed to the rare and twice-as-big red moon in the sky. Held on the last day of finals, the senior class party gave the seniors space to relax and let go of all the stress that built up over the past weeks. David Unruh (12) skilfully built a fire on the sandy beach, lighting up the dimmed evening. “Rahul [Gill (11)] accidentally set his marshmallow on fire and waved it around, which freaked everyone out,” said KeErh Huang (11) about her junior class Halloween party. The juniors’ party featured distasteful-looking but surprisingly delicious food. A bowl of tomato soup which represented blood with baby doll limbs in it, a mannequin head without a brain and in its place some appetizing spaghetti, and for dessert, a cake that looked like a cat litter box. “Rosie [Shin (11)] almost fell off Adrian [Nonis (11)]’s back during one
unravelling at dusk
of our games,” said Vivian Lee (11) said of a game in which each guy attached a raw egg to his forehead and piggybacked his female partner while she tried to crack the egg on others’ heads with a newspaper In another game, a group of juniors chewed on bubble gum, then spit it out and gave it to their team members to mould it into a design or shape. Seniors sat around the fire roasting marshmallows while they chattered with each other. Some adventurous seniors chose to explore the spacious beach and went digging in the sand for crabs. A group of seniors played the “Bunny Bunny” game, a Korean game popularized on the senior sneak. Some just sat and enjoyed the soothing sound of the ocean waves. “Our bonfire was a good way to end the semester as it allowed us to reconnect with our classmates and look forward to our last semester together,” said Christy Chow (12). With college applications, sports, tests, and the regular busyness of everyday
life, seniors had minimal time to hang out with each other before they graduated. “Our party was also a farewell party for Justina [Cryder] (12),” said Sheldon Ang (12). Cryder only joined the senior class for a semester, but the friendships she made will last for much longer. Shooting poisoned darts—toothpicks— at their targets—paper cups—juniors competed against and cheered with each other to get as many targets down as possible. Drinking pink lemonade, laughing hysterically at their classmates’ jokes, and taking funny pictures, class parties served as a way for students to make fond memories that they will treasure as an important aspect of high school. —By Megan Chang
Noah Brooks, 5
Kathryn Boyd, 5
Benjamin Yeoh, 6 Malaysia Himani Alagan, 5 Australia Isaac Beaman, 5
ITH a cup of chocolate in hand and a blindfold over his eyes, Teddy Zimmer waits to attempt feeding Elynn Tan (11) as much chocolate as possible. Tan wore a big plastic bag over her Stitch “onesie” to avoid getting it stained.
Senior and Junior Class Parties
Daniel Pham, 5 New Zealand
Zi Jian Pong, 5
S Emmett Balzer (12) plays the guitar, Lydia Kim (9) and Mr. Joshua Allen lead the worship with their harmonious voices. The worship crew used their talents to lead the high school division in praise and worship.
Noella Seevaratnam, 5 U.S.A.
Jia Ru Sim, 5 Malaysia
Lee Yee Tan, 5 Malaysia
HIS is how you help out others,” said Mrs. Larissa Dobson as she reaches out to Aubrey Rude (P4) after “pushing” her over. Mrs. Dobson came as a guest speaker to demonstrate situations and how students could respond to help out.
Kyle Tang, 5 Malaysia
Cherry Thomas, 5 Indonesia
Kalista White, 5 U.S.A.
Ole Wijntjes, 5 Australia
Andrew Worten, 5 U.S.A.
Zachary Yuen, 5 Hong Kong Kadence Arnold, 4 U.S.A.
Josiah Blacklock, 4 U.S.A.
Kyra Brewster, 4 U.S.A.
Hudson Brooks, 4 U.S.A. Bethia Chin, 4 Singapore
Sandy Choi, 4 Korea
Kaeden Corman, 4 U.S.A.
Ian Dobson, 4 U.S.A.
Darnell Dwumfour, 4 U.S.A.
Aiden Erol, 4 U.S.A.
Isadora Gardner, 4 U.S.A.
Timothy Hollon, 4 U.S.A.
Peter Hsu, 4 Taiwan
in the chapel
Ting-Yi Huang, 4 Taiwan
Yi Ranne Hwang, 4 Malaysia
Aiden Jeong, 4 Korea
Ryan Khaw, 4 Malaysia
Anna Kilgo, 4 U.S.A.
Gunwoo Kim, 4 Korea
Jaeyoun Kim, 4 Korea
Onyou Kim, 4 Korea
Jing Xuan Leow, 4 Malaysia
Christopher Min, 4 Korea
Catie Montgomery, 4 U.S.A.
Juan Moon, 4 Korea
Laura Nadapdap, 4 Indonesia
Kiera Nichols, 4 U.S.A.
Ellie Park, 4 Korea
Gabriel Roylance, 4 U.S.A.
Nikita Sarhad, 4 U.S.A.
Fifth Grade - Fourth Grade: Pham - Sarhad
Strolling down the staircase, students feel relieved for a break in the day. The high school division looked forward to Friday for its chapel schedule. Hannah Buhr (12) said, “Chapel is a great break time to reconnect with God as it helps relieve the busy schedule we have.” In the chapel, everyone stood to praise God, led by the worship team of many talents. Every chapel session started with the worship crew led by Mr. Joshua Allen. While Andrew Kim (12) strummed the drums, Esther Ko (10) played the violin, and Richard Baek (11) and Emmett Balzer (12)
played the guitar, singers led in harmony. As Balzer (12) put it, “I have been gifted with music, so that I can serve others. It’s an amazing way that I can connect with God, and I want others to experience that as well.” After praise and worship, Mr. Kirk Ronzheimer came onto stage to share the gospel. He said, “I love being able to communicate truth. Deep in my soul, I honestly feel God has given us a truth to live by, and I hope to communicate in a way that people can realize it’s for everyone. I want God to use me, and I want to let people know it’s for them.”
Students recognized Mr. Ronzheimer’s genuine intent to spread the gospel and felt appreciative of the work he put into making chapel sessions interactive and engaging. He often invited teachers to come onto stage as guest speakers. In one of the chapel sessions, Mr. Ronzheimer did a chapel interview with Mrs. Susan Allen about her experience with God. Aside from worship and gospel, chapel also allowed time for StuCo and other announcements. As the bell rang, students headed out to lunch eagerly as they remembered the messages they just learned.
—By Yeorin Yun
towards his friends for answers to a “100 Villagers” game, Jordan Chang (9) tries to overhear the loud crowd as Emily Chew (9) waits. Chapel games effectively engaged students to interact.
ALKING to the cafeteria, Melynn Kendrick (11) tells a funny story to Kayla Ronning (11), Grace Chang (11), and Miss Emily Grad. Students went to grab food and came back up.
Jiwoo Seo, 4 Korea
Anya Shanmugabalan, 4 U.S.A.
Jesse Tan, 4 Finland
Eleannor Tang, 4 Korea
O, how’s life? How has your week been going?” asks Mr. Kirk Ronzheimer to his mentee. Students that wanted guidance and direction, as well to grow in their faith, sought out a mentor.
Yu Tee, 4
Sidharta Selvaraja, 4
Yuan Tee, 4 Singapore
Joshua Allen, 3 U.S.A.
Soren Anderson, 3 U.S.A.
Jairo Borer, 3 Switzerland
Aidan Boyd, 3 U.S.A. Milo Burleson, 3 U.S.A.
Audrey Chan, 3 Malaysia
Anna Chand, 3 U.S.A.
Ethan Cheam, 3
Malaysia Aiden El-Deeb, 3 U.K.
Darren Eun, 3 Philippines
JiChan Kim, 3 Korea Ruha Kim, 3 Korea
Sungjoo Kim,3 Korea
Hand in Hand
Kurt Kinsey, 3 U.S.A.
Na Young Ko, 3 Korea
Jane Lee, 3 Korea
Yewon Lee, 3 Korea
Zach Lee, 3 Malaysia
Amanda Lim, 3 Malaysia
Esther Lim, 3 Korea
Suyoung Lim, 3 Canada
Nathan Ng, 3 Malaysia
Jonathan Ooi, 3 Malaysia
Daniel Park, 3 U.S.A.
Stella Park, 3 Korea Soniya Peters, 3
Reshwin Pillai, 3 Malaysia
Aaron Pontrich, 3 U.S.A.
Keziah Ronzheimer, 3 U.S.A.
Lee Yan Tan, 3 Malaysia
Karen Taniguhi, 3 Japan
Matthias Seevaratnam, 3 U.S.A.
Soo Song, 3 Korea
Sean White, 3 U.S.A.
Fourth Grade - Third Grade: Selvaraja - White
The lunch bell rang and high school students rushed out of their classrooms. While others went down to the cafeteria, students with mentors ate lunch upstairs. Outside in the salty air, mentors and mentees sat together. “I really enjoy seeking insight from a mentor who has more wisdom than me from their experiences. We all have our problems; having someone you can trust to talk it out with is a very special thing. Most importantly, it always feels great to know you have someone who cares about what’s going on in your life,” said Felicia Teoh (12). The mentoring program gave students an opportunity to open up about their life. Men-
tors gave students support and sagacious advice from which students could learn and grow. “I enjoy having a God-loving person I can connect with on a weekly basis to talk through my questions and struggles. He always genuinely cares for me and gives me challenging topics to think through,” said Emmett Blazer (12). Not only did students have a mentor, but staff members also had the opportunity to have one. “I think mentorship is key for spiritual growth and journeying deeper with Christ and others; since I was sixteen years old, I have met with both a mentor and mentee weekly over cups of tea or meals. Why? Because the reality
is that we all need people in our lives whom we can learn from, be vulnerable with, and count on their prayers within times of joy, suffering, and the ordinary. Basically, whether a student or teacher, whether a child or adult, or whether a believer or seeker, we should be willing to carve a couple hours out of a busy schedule for mentorship,” said Miss Emily Grad. The bell rang again, and the ocean breeze flew in. Mentees and mentors sat together, excited to talk about their week.
Adriaan Hueting, 3
-By Victoria Galang
AS they eat their lunch at
the white tables, Lydia Kim (10) and Mrs. Emily Hieber talk about their week. When troubled, mentees talked to their mentor for advice and wisdom.
Aydan Wong, 3
ith a thwack, the blue wet sponge finds its target on Aaron Tan’s (11) scrunched up face. Juniors helped set up game stations at the Family Food and Fun Day. Most of the elementary kids participated and had a joyous time.
Rebekah Wood, 3 U.S.A.
Alvin Zhan, 3 China Tiffany Ang, 2 Malaysia
Ashlynn Arnold, 2 U.S.A.
Hannah Blacklock, 2 U.S.A. Keyla Borer, 2 Switzerland Henry Brooks, 2
rm positioned, Seungchan Kang (K) prepares to shoot his dart. Whilst having fun, elementary students also collected coupons after each win at game stations which they exchanged for gifts and rewards at the end of the evening.
Rachael Burley, 2 Malaysia Noah Channon, 2 Malaysia
Carley Honeybone, 2 New Zealand Zi Xin Huang, 2 China
Haram Jeon, 2 Korea Noah Jinnah, 2 U.S.A.
Anju Johno,2 Japan
Alina Kaptain, 2 U.S.A.
Jaewon Kim, 2 Korea Mia Kirk, 2 Canada Graham Kirkland, 2 U.S.A.
Aiden Ko, 2 Korea Brandon Koi, 2
Riku Kumagai, 2 Japan
David Lee, 2 U.S.A.
Elena Lim, 2
Joshua Lyon, 2 U.K.
Jia Jun Man, 2 China Jia Ni Man, 2 China Nicole Mazalu, 2 South Africa
Joshua Nadapdap, 2 Indonesia
Hanbi Park, 2 Korea John Pham, 2 New Zealand Mary Pierce, 2 U.S.A.
Edyn Roylance, 2 U.S.A.
Umair Shakeel, 2 Malaysia Saecka Takizawa, 2 Japan
Letyzia Tang, 2 Malaysia
Nathanael Tucker, 2 U.K.
Third Grade - Second Grade: Wong - Tucker
Fun & Games Until...
... it’s time to eat
One strike. Two strikes. A hit—splash! Mr. Bob Pagee fell from his seat into the tub of water below him. Drenched, he climbed out of the tub to let the next teacher in line get dunked. Students had a blast watching their teachers’ expressions as their teachers realized the goal had been hit and prepared themselves to take a dive. An array of cuisines— from Korean to Malaysian to Western—surrounded the outdoor basketball court. With their coupons in hand, parents and students toured the food stalls and chose dishes to their liking. Moreover, the junior class store sold chilled canned drinks and creamy ice cream that compensated for the hot weather. The junior class also helped with some activities and games for the kids. “I did face-painting with Shannen [Leong (11)],” said Harin Park (11). “At first, we weren’t that good at it, but after messing up half of the
kids’ faces, we got the hang of it and did much better.” “Musical chairs was fun,” said Rosie Shin (11). “We played a lot of upbeat songs such as One Direction songs and YMCA— all the kids liked it.” Some of the games were more popular than others and went on for longer. Unfortunately, the juniors in charge of those stations ended up going home later and, as Park (11) said, “were starving by the end of it.” On the bright side, students and parents got the opportunity to spend some quality time with each other as they visited different stations to try out different games. Parents encouraged their younger children to participate in a variety of games and cheered them on as they played. Parents also felt safe letting their children run around within the school campus while they mingled with other parents. “I have a big appetite, so I love eating the food they have at PTO [events],” said Aidan Boyd (3). Boyd con-
tinued, “I like getting to play with my friends, not at the stations they set up but just having fun running around.” The PTO also held some events throughout the year to raise funds for a cause. Most of the money raised went into providing a higher quality education for the students—better environments to study in and up-to-date technology or supplies to get the best learning experience. The excitement in the air began to die down as people started to leave. Some students and teachers stayed back to put the tables away and stack the chairs back up. The evening sky drew darker and campus returned to its quiet state—marking the end of another one of PTO’s memorable events.
Noah Dobson, 2
Austin Cheong, 2 Malaysia Sing Yi Chew, 2 Malaysia Kenya Corman, 2 U.S.A. Adaiah de Visser, 2
—By Megan Chang
Glancing up at the customer
before her, Maggie Penland (P3) waits for her turn at the Junior Class Store. The junior class set up their store on the basketball court where they sold drinks, snacks, and candies during the Open House.
Reuben Beasley, 1 U.K.
Chase Bernhardt, 1 U.S.A.
Alayna Ling Chan, 1 Malaysia
THIS CROWD’LL MAKE YOU...
JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!
Jayden Chand, 1 U.S.A.
Mattea Chim, 1 Hong Kong Elyn Choi, 1 Korea Sean Driscoll, 1 U.K.
Derion Dwumfour, 1 U.S.A.
Riku Fujimaki, 1 Japan
Jacy Ho, 1 Singapore Paul Hsu, 1 Taiwan Akashi Ito, 1 Japan Hajin Kim, 1 Korea
Neely Kirkland, 1 U.S.A.
Benjamin Lim, 1 Malaysia Alexandra Lyon, 1 U.K. Abigail Mazalu, 1
Jacob Montgomery, 1 U.S.A.
Carsten Ooi, 1 Malaysia
Surin Park,1 Korea
Charlotte Pontrich, 1 U.S.A.
Ellie Rude, 1
“He scores when he wants! He scores when he wants! Adrian Nonis! He scores when he wants!” sang the people in the crowd at the top of their lungs as they jumped up and down on the bleachers during the
“LET’S go Eagles! Let’s Go!”
sings the crowd. Wansuk Kunawaradisai (10), Levi Hawk (8), Ben Finlay (12), Woo Young Chung (12), SeongMin Kim (10), John Cho (10), Chan Woong Won (11), Jarrod Chang (12), Jesse Lohman (11), Anson Chin (12), David Unruh (12), David Chinn (11), and Noah Graves (12) stood on the bleachers singing and cheering during the game.
Boys’ Varsity Basketball ACSC tournament. Students, staff, and their families came out to the games to support the athletes. Whether they stood outside in the blistering sun or inside the airy gym, supporters never failed to show up for the teams and cheer for the athletes. “When I’m at games, I love how they are always cheering. Wherever we go, there’s always someone there cheering. There’s always someone there for support. I also like how we don’t only cheer for our team, and we cheer for oth-
er teams as well,” said Tyler Ronning (8). During the games, a student ran from one end of the bleachers to the other, starting a wave and hyping up the audience. Chanting and singing came from the audience as the crowd’s school spirit stood at an all time high. Every year StuCo sponsored a Spirit Week where students and staff dressed according to the day’s theme. On the first day, they dressed as nerds, and on the second day students and staff dressed as twins. On the last day of Spirit
Week, everyone had the choice to dress up in blue and gold, the school colors. “I really liked how this year, spirit week feel on the same week at the Boys’ Basketball ACSC. It was just really fun getting to dress up and going out to support our athletes in the tournament,” said Louise Kim (11). At anytime, anywhere, supporters of all ages enjoyed coming out to the games and getting together to cheer for the sportsmen and women.
-By Victoria Galang
Maya Perry, 1
Hana Zining Xin, 2
Graham Rybarczyk, 1 U.S.A.
Micah Steffen, 1 U.S.A.
Jeselle Tan, 1 Malaysia
Zong Jue Tan, 1 Malaysia
Jaden Tang, 1 Malaysia
Jeyden Teh, 1 Malaysia
Mervin Teo, 1 Malaysia
Sierra Truong, 1
Sarah Wood, 1 U.S.A. China
Wenqian Xia, 1 China
Kaius Anderson, K U.S.A.
Levi Boyd, K U.S.A.
Joana Broecker, K Switzerland
Chloe Burleson, K U.S.A.
Blake Chan, K Malaysia Ebel Chandra, K Indonesia
Joel de Visser, K The Netherlands
Second Grade - Kindergarten: Xin - de Visser
Mudi Xia, 1
out in a classroom with their nerd outfits, Susan Oh (12), Aster Hng (12), shared pizza with their other classmates for lunch. Students were dressed as nerds on the first day of Spirit Week.
S she ran from one end of the to the other, Emma Emis (4) started a wave as she held a “Let’s Go Eagles!” poster. Students started waves to help cheer on the players. Whistling and cheer filled the gym as the crowd got excited.
A Beautiful Day
Emma Dobson, K U.S.A.
Samuel Huh, K Korea
Natalie Jinnah, K U.S.A.
For a Sports Day
Seungchan Kang, K Korea
Joseph Khoo, K Malaysia
With the blow of a whistle, children sprinted towards the end of the field, their colorful shirts mixed in a blur. Cheering could be heard by their teammates on the sides of the field. All wanted to win Elementary Sports Day. On Wednesday, 14 December early in the morning, kids from grades K-4 could be seen gathering by the gym. Everyone was dressed in either a red, yellow, blue, or green T-shirt that determined their team. After a quick talk about the plan for the day, the
Yejii Lee, K Korea
Hazel Lim, K Malaysia
Zachary Lin, K U.S.A. Hae Song Min, K Korea Nadya Nadapdap, K Indonesia Haesol Park, K Korea
Thomas Penland, III, K U.S.A.
Tryn Phungsonthorn, K U.S.A. Luke Pierce, K U.S.A.
Kieran Shanmugabalan, K Malaysia
Shivm Takizawa, K Japan
Melissa Tan, K Korea
Tian Yi Zhang, K China Caleb Allen, P4 U.S.A.
Harper Baik, P4 Korea Ella Beasley, P4 U.K.
Kristina Boyd, P4 U.S.A.
Eliane Broecker, P4
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
RUNNING towards the next
person, Mary Pierce (2) reaches out her arm to pass the baton. On sports day, the students had the chance to try out many types of sports like relay racing.
teams split up into small groups and headed out. In total, there was eleven events that all groups participated in. “My favorite activity’s were the running ones,” said Aidan Boyd (3). “That’s because I love running.” At the end of each event, the kids with the three highest scores got points for their team. Sportsmanship points were also given out. Some of the popular events were soccer, 50M sprint, and relay racing. There were also team building activities which many of the kids loved. “I liked the activity with the marble and the cup,” said Saecka Takizawa (2). “It was so fun!”
When all the events were finished, everyone had lunch but were still anticipating the big event that was coming: the tug of war. At 12:00 it begun. The teams faced off against each other and everyone had a blast. “I really loved tug of war,” said Kenya Corman (2). “I liked how the game used teamwork and strength.” At the end of the sports day, the winner was announced. The blue team had won and cheers erupted from their team. As they all walked back to their classrooms, they talked of their victory and of the fun they had, planning already for they day they would do it all again.
“PULL!” shouts Anna Kil-
-By Julia Munson
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Sophie Ko, K Korea Kanon Kumagi, K Japan Sophie Lee, K
Shin Choi, P4 Korea
Kaleb Corman, P4 U.S.A.
Elise Emis, P4 U.S.A.
Zeen Guo, P4 China
Harang Jeon, P4 Korea Zoe Kahrobaei, P4 Canada Ethan Kaptain, P4 Malaysia
Ethan Leong, P4 Malaysia Elesya Lim, P4 Malaysia Hannah Lyon, P4 U.K.
Thevva Mathivanan, P4 Malaysia Hajin Min, P4 Korea David Park, P4 Korea Jake Perry, P4 U.S.A.
Kindergarten - Preschool 4: Dobson - Perry
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Desmond Khor, P4
ITH much determination, Shivm Takizawa (K) and Sophie Ko (K) crawl underneath the obstacles in the gym. The students had a blast going through the obstacle courses that challenged their agility.
go (4) as she, Onyou Kim (4), Kira Gordy, and others grasp the rope. One of the highlights during Elementary Sports Day was playing a grand game of tug of war.
ES Sports Day
Aubrey Rude, P4 U.S.A.
Mirabelle Tan, P4 Malaysia
Carol Teh, P4 Malaysia
S they get ready to cut the ribbon, Mr. Brian Brewster, Dato Lim Mook San, and Ms. Shawna Wood look down on the eager crowd. This event made a big impact on the school.
Kieran Teoh, P4 Malaysia
Abigail To, P4 Hong Kong
Jayce Chim, P3 Hong Kong Kyler Corman, P3
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Jedidja de Visser, P3 The Netherlands Riko Fujimaki, P3 Japan
Lucas Goh, P3 Malaysia
Bernadette Hsu, P3 Taiwan Ruka Ito, P3 Japan
Hari Kim, P3
MRS. JACKI STEINKAMP
Zack Hennessy, P3
POON ready to take another bite of Hawaiian chicken and rice, Kadence Arnold (4) enjoys the cool ocean breeze and community gathered for dinner. Regular meals together helped promote the Legacy Campaign.
Jason Li, P3 China
Ken Ji Lim, P3 Malaysia
Hannah Montgomery, P3 U.S.A.
Roy Paeck, P3 Korea
Maggie Penland,P3 U.S.A.
William Price, P3 U.K.
Lukas Steffen, P3
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Korea Hankyul Lee, P3 Korea
Turning Dreams into Reality
Megan Tan, P3 Malaysia
Noah Tan, P3 Malaysia
Elijah Yeoh, P3 Malaysia
ITTING on the bleachers during the middle school backyard party, Jaxon Kendrick (8) and Chloe Castro (12) watch as people begin to arrive. Dinner consisted of a roasted pig, an attraction for eating and photographing.
“It’s to provide new facilities for students so that Dalat can continue for the next 30 years,” said Mr. Larry Chinn as he explained the capital campaign. “That’s why we are continuing the legacy.” And indeed, because of the capital campaign, the legacy of Dalat has been continued. During Open House, a new building called the CASTLE was opened. It
ITH microphone in hand, Mr. Teoh Cheng Ghee talks about the capital campaign during a backyard party. Multiple people spoke at the parties and encouraged others to donate to towards the school’s future.
Preschool 4-Preschool 3: Rude-Yeoh
gave both students and staff a new library and new classrooms. “After many years of planning, it was exciting to finally to see the building open and be able to be used by students,” said Ms. Shawna Wood. Other than the CASTLE being a big step forwards, students also learned about the historical legacy of Dalat’s past. During class, students had the chance to watch legacy videos made by Mr. Chinn that told the beginnings of Dalat. “It was really interesting to learn about the
history of my school,” said Melynn Kendrick (11). Each school division also celebrated the campaign by attending the backyard parties. These parties provided free food for students, staff, and parents. They also raised awareness of the capital campaign and gave people an opportunity to donate money. “My favorite part was the food,” said Niko Bernhardt (7). “It was delicious!” The momentum of the capital campaign continued on and was encouraging for the future of Dalat. - By Julia Munson
Mrs. Agnes A/P Michael Housekeeping Mr. Joshua Allen, B.A.
Spanish; MAP/CLEP Testing Coordinator; Worship Team; Student Council
Mrs. Susan Allen, B.S.
and musical prowess
Bible 12; Media Literacy; HS Curriculum; Spiritual Leadership Development
Mrs. Bona Anderson, B.S. Preschool 4
On a toasty night, the school community journeyed to the chapel to witness students’ skill and fruit of practice in action. Upon entering the dark, eyes met with instruments of many assortments at the far end of the room. Starting off the evening, Hae Song Min (K) played “Joy To The World,” composed by George Frederic Handel. Flying whimsically across the span of the keyboard, she tapped keys in a synchronized fashion to produce a jolly tune. A
Mr. Joshua Anderson, M.Div.
Foundations of Faith & Apologetics; Forensics; Debate Coach
Mrs. Ang Gaik Cheng (Adeline) Finance
Mr. Chuck Arnold, M.A.
MS Technology; P.E.; Health; VB Basketball
Mrs. Deana Arnold, B.S.
Grade 5; Recycling Club; Cross Country; Track & Field
Mr. Balakrishnan A/L Raman Security
Ms. Bernadette Selva A/P Selvarajan (Bernie) Administration
Mrs. Sharon Bernhardt, B.A.
Chemistry; AP Biology; MS Research Skills; JV-B Girls’ Volleyball; JV-A Girls’ Football
Mr. Brameshwaran A/L Gopalakrishnam Maintenance
Mrs. Brandi Brewster, M.S. JV-B Girls’ Volleyball Mr. Brian Brewster, M.A.
HS Principal; Apologetics; Girls’ Basketball; Curriculum Team; Campus Development
Mrs. Eileen Buhr, B.Ed.
Mr. Garth Buhr, B.Ed.
Special Services Coordinator; Senior Class
Mr. Cecil Fernandez Security
Mrs. Ailee Chan, LLB Law Mrs. Debbie Chinn, M.A.
HS English; Junior Class
Mr. Larry Chinn
ferent types of music. One of the challenges was having enough confidence. To be honest, I don’t really like playing in front of an audience, and I can get really nervous even though it’s a great opportunity for me to face my fears,” mentioned Zoe Seevaratnam (8). “I think what I enjoyed most about the recital was working with the other students. I find playing in ensembles is much more fun than playing alone, and it was really nice to get the chance to work with other students I don’t usually interact with and bond with them over making music,” mused Laura Phillips (12) in reflection on the musical evening.
-By Jerome Ramirez
HS Bahasa Malaysia I–IV; ES Bahasa Specials; K–4; SKTT
Mrs. Kelly Burleson, M.A.
Chemistry; AP Chemistry; Forensics
o produce a soulful sound, Laura Phillips (12), bows the cello using a smooth, back-andforth motion. Each member of the quartet contributed to create a sound that melded into one.
pronounced applause rang across the dark room as she hit the last key. Moments later, a pompous, bell-like note flitted across to the audience as Sieon Park (8) played Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” in commemoration of the upcoming Christmas festivity. “I’ve practiced for a few weeks, and it feels nice to hear the results. It can be a little scary though,” said Park after the event. One by one, students performed with utmost effort. Focus and confidence went hand-in-hand. “I enjoy piano recitals because it is one of the few times that I am able to play the piano in front of an audience. I like that I am able to hear others play and enjoy all the dif-
Director of Development; Junior Class; Boy Scouts Charter Organization Representative
Ms. Susana Chois, M.A.
MS Coordinator & Counselor
Mr. Chong Ying Keat (Joel)
CFO; National Staff Director
Mrs. Nicole Corman, B.Sc.
P.E.; Elementary ESL; HS Bible Small Group; U-13 Basketball
Mr. Darren Murthy Housekeeping
Mr. Paul Dobson, M.S.
HS Counselor; AP Coordinator
Mr. Chance Edman, M.A. Athletic Director
Miss Lacey Fields, B.A.
Kindergarten; Senior Class
Mr. Francis Xavier
ES Athletic Coordinator; HS P.E.; Fitness; VG Football; Youth Soccer
Mr. Ganeson A/L Subramaniam Maintenance
Ms. Mary Geiman, M.Ed.
Grade 4; HS Drama; Puppet Club
Mrs. Dale Gibson-Pham, B.Ed.
Kindergarten; Gymnastics Club
Ms. Joyce Goh
ES Music; HS Choir; Men’s Ensemble; Women’s Ensemble; Sectionals
Ms. Emily Grad, M.A.
English 10, 12; JV Girls’ Football; Track/Cross Country; VG Softball; StuCo Sponsor; Senior Girls’ Bible Study
Staff: Agnes - Grad
MR. JONATHAN STEFFEN
Mrs. Robin Frohlich, B.A.
Aimee Buhr (9) runs through the piano keys with nimble fingers. Students spent hours perfecting their performance, ensuring that the audience experienced the music to the fullest.
OUNDING at the drums with ease and apt timing, Trevor Nichols (6) beat at the “Tom,” as the sound pulsates through the crowd. Students devoted time for singular pieces, such as “Minuet in G” by J.S. Bach.
Mr. Jonas Hawk, M.A.
Mr. Gunasegeran A/L Narainan
W HILE eating school lunch, HANDS perked up from Isabel Smith (10) engages in excitement, Joel Frohlich (12) a conversation with her tablemates. Students used lunch time as an opportunity to catch up with friends.
Mrs. Mary Hawk, M.A. Jackson Dorm
Ms. Emily Hieber, B.S. MS Special Services
Mrs. Pam Hoffmeyer, M.L.I.S.
waits for his chicken rice. The chicken rice stall across the street attracted many students for its savory taste.
School Librarian; Child Safety Team; Curriculum Team; VG Softball
Mr. Paul Hoffmeyer, B.S.
Substitute Teacher Coordinator; Online Learning; Cub Scouts; Boy Scouts; U-13 Boys’ Basketball
Mrs. Jan Hogan, B.S.N.
School Nurse; Guest House Manager; Tennis
Mr. Jon Horton, B.S.
Director of Technology; Computer Science; Ass’t. VB Volleyball; HS Drama; Senior Class
Mrs. Lori Horton, B.A.
Library Technician; HS Drama; Senior Class
Mr. James A/L Santhanam Security
Mrs. Sarah Jang, B.S. Preschool 3
Mrs. Jasmine A/P Sundra Raj Housekeeping
Mrs. Jayanthi A/P Kumar Housekeeping
Mr. Jeganathan @ Christopher Security
Mr. Jetson John Kitchen
Ms. Kalawathy Pakkiathai A/P A.Rajiah Housekeeping
Mr. Kanageswaran A/L Ganesan
plunge Into Lunch
Mrs. Kang Tick Kim
Mr. Andrew Kearney, M.M.
Band Director; Grade 7 Beginning Band; Grade 5 Music; Band 6; Advanced Band; Concert Band; Senior Class
the Most Awaited Block of the Day
Mrs. Sara Kearney, M.Ed.
AP Calculus; Senior Class
Mr. Kesavan A/L Subramaniam (Stevan) Security
Mr. Patrick Kilgo, M.S.
Feeling restless on the edge of their seats, students fidgeted with their iPads and Surfaces as they waited. Their eyes darted to the clock every second or so to check the time. Once the clock hit the 54-minute mark, they counted down the seconds to lunch block: 3... 2... 1! Once the bell rang, many stood up in a jolt and flocked to the door. While a couple lagged, most were already at the lunch line by the next minute. Loud chatters filled the cafeteria as they impatiently stood in line. Perched on the tip of their toes, kids
AP Statistics; Home Economics; Boy Scouts; Friday Morning National Staff Prayer
Ms. Caroline Knowles, M.Ed.
First Grade; Asst. Track Coach
Ms. Leow Ah Mooi
Ms. Leow Yen Ling Finance
Ms. Christine Lim, B.Ed. Grade 5
Mr. Loh Sin Choon
Security; U-15 Girls’ Football
Mr. Manimaran A/L Kuppusamy Kitchen
Mr. Manogran A/L Ramasamy Kitchen
Mrs. Mary Michael Aloysius (Penny) Housekeeping
Mr. Mathialagan A/L N.Ramasamy Security
Mr. Guy Maurin, M.S.
HS Math; VB Baseball
Mr. Mohan Kumar A/L AS Veeraramani Kitchen
Mr. Muniandy A/L Ramasamy Kitchen
MS/HS P.E. & Health; VG Volleyball; Track & Field; Elementary Garden
Staff: Gunasegeran - Munson
Ms. Lisa Munson, M.S.
wide open, Susan Oh (12) savors the taste of chicken rice. Many seniors chose to eat chicken rice while others explored elsewhere.
attempted to see the menu for the day. Quite a number of seniors sat at the tables with the seaside view. Not deciding to take on the senior lunch privilege, Kasey Rogers (12) said, “Cafeteria food is pretty great. I don’t mind staying back to eat by the sea. I mean, who would want to miss out the scenic view?” Many students alike expressed their gratitude for the blessing of being able to eat by the beach. Most seniors opted to take the privilege to eat off campus. With limited time to go beyond the perimeters of nearby places, seniors often chose to eat chicken rice—the hit item amongst many. Yet, some seniors decided to risk go-
ing far. “Eating out for lunch as a senior is one of the best privileges. Being able to drive is another bonus as well as we’re able to explore plenty of different areas and are not limited to just a place or two. We also had some really clutch moments during the school year where we stepped into class right as the bell rang, which were pretty fun and intense moments,” Anson Chin (12) said. “I like school lunch because the food is tasty!” Marie Yun (K) expressed the feelings of many. Kindergartners and seniors alike enjoyed this block for its food and fellowship-ping, anticipating it eagerly each day.
-By Yeorin Yun
Mr. Joshua Murrell, M.A.
Special Services; MS Boys’ Basketball
Mrs. Sarah Murrell, M.A. Grade 3
Mr. David Nguyen, M.Div.
Bible 7; Science 7; Science 8; JV Boys’ Basketball
Mrs. Liza Nichols, B.A. (Hons)
Foundation Art; Advanced Art; Master Studio; AP Art Studio
Mrs. Ooi Cheng Cheng (Vivian) Finance
Ms. Ooi Huey Fern (Lilian)
S Mrs. Brandi Brewster reads aloud, Marie Yun (K) frowns as she watches the story conflict unfold. Teachers often dressed up as characters to make storytelling engaging.
Mr. Owen Cedric Emuang Kitchen
Mrs. Anne-Marie Pagee
Admin. Support; P3 & P4 Music; Care & Share; Shan Home; Friday Morning National Staff Prayer; Service Hours Coordinator
Mr. Bob Pagee
Human Resources; Forensics; Friday Night Gaming
Mrs. Parimaladevi A/P Karapaiya (Devi) Housekeeping
Mrs. Carre Penland, B.A. YEORIN YUN
Mr. Tom Penland, M.A.
MS & HS Math; VB Basketball
Mr. Perumal A/L R.Govinda
school ended, Miss Caroline Knowles, Ms. Mary Geiman, and Mrs. Heather Ramos make a conversation. The staff often chit-chatted in front of the Junior Class Store.
Mr. Ponamudi A/L Valaithan Maintenance
Ms. Christine Poole, B.Ed.
Bible 6; Language Arts 6; Science 6; MS Girls’ Basketball; MS Drama
Mr. Scott Poole, M.Ed.
Social Studies 7-8; Bible 7; JV Boys’ Volleyball
Mr. Scott Poulter Dorm Assistant
Mr. Rajeen A/L Mareemuttoo Maintenance
Mr. Ramasamy A/L R.Govinda (Sami) Maintenance
Mr. Ramesh A/L Ramachandran
Mr. Christopher Ramos, M.M.
MS Bands; Music Theory; AP Music Theory; HS/MS Jazz Bands; RLT/Musical
Mrs. Heather Ramos, M.S. ES Science Coordinator; ESL
Mr. Ravindran A/L Moses Maintenance
Ms. Jesica Restrepo, B.A.
Bible 6; Language Arts 6; Math 6; Junior Class
in and out of classrooms
Mr. Dustin Roberts, B.S. Art Ed.
ES/MS Art; Bible 8; Varsity/U-15 Boys’ Football
Mrs. Renae Roberts, B.S. Preschool 3
Mr. Joel Roberts, B.S.
IT Specialist; Robotics; Computer Science
Mrs. Lydia Roberts
PowerSchool Administrator; Graphic Artist
Mrs. Corinne Rogers, M.N.
AP Physics; Conceptual Physics; NHS
Mr. Jon Ronning, B.A.
IT Specialist; Robotics; Junior Class
Mrs. Rebekah Ronning, B.A. Grade 1; Junior Class
Mrs. Calah Ronzheimer, M.A.
Grade 2; JV Girls’ Volleyball
Mr. Kirk Ronzheimer, M.A.
Spiritual Life Director; Bible 9; JV Girls’ Basketball
Mrs. Carin Roylance, B.A.
Director of Admissions; Forensics Coordinator
Mr. Craig Roylance, B.A.
ESL Coordinator; ESL Teacher; Bible 8; VB Volleyball; Webelo Scouts
Staff: Murrell - Roylance
VERY Tuesday lunch period, Mr. Chuck Arnold treats Sam Huang (12) and other senior basketball players to lunch. Teachers put aside their lunch times to reach out.
Behind the seemingly mundane task of grading papers and assigning homework, teachers lead much more exciting lifestyles outside the classroom setting. From mentoring to sports, one cannot imagine how diverse a teacher’s routine can be after school and on weekends. Teachers took on the role of sports coaches, forensics or drama coaches, mentors and friends. Aster Hng (12) expressed her opinion of teachers,“Of all the schools I’ve ever attended, I’ve nev-
er felt so home as at Dalat. The teachers’ willingness to reach out shows that they truly care for you.” Teachers even got together during special events such as Thanksgiving. Ms. Emily Grad said, “I loved that our meal brought together teachers from different walks of life: singles, young married couples, and families. It’s the reminder that we all need each other.” She elaborated on the day of the Thanksgiving event, “The beauty with potluck dinner is that each
person can be creative with what he or she brings. Some go with the traditional dishes of stuffing, cranberry sauce, and turkey. I, on the other hand, have my own eclectic tradition: bringing homemade birthday cake flavored ice cream and non-alcoholic Butterbeer. Yummy!” Teachers also sought to make time for students during lunch breaks. Thus, the teachers’ investment into the lives of students made them feel at home in a close-knit community.
-By Yeorin Yun
Mr. Ruban A/L Themothern
sure to allow the plants to grow healthily, Mr. Ravi Moses waters them on a daily basis. The big trees and plants on campus kept the environment looking clean and friendly.
Mrs. Betsy Rybarczyk Ziemer Dorm
Mr. Sangaran A/L Ramu Thaver (Susu) Maintenance
Mrs. Saroja A/P Supramaniam Housekeeping
down some of her drink, Gloria Kim (10) waits for Mr. Mani Kuppusamy to finish making her omelette. The kitchen staff prepared a special breakfast for dorm kids every Sunday.
Ms. Sarasvathi Joyce A/P A.Navaseelam
P4 Teacher’s Assistant
Mrs. Karen Sasse, B.S. Grade 3
Mr. Mark Sasse, M.A.
Theatre Arts; Global Studies; U.S. History & Government; SEAS; VB Softball; RLT Players; HS Drama
Mrs. Sathiavani A/P Devahandran (Clara) Housekeeping
Mrs. Shantel Seevaratnam, M.A.Ed. ES Principal
Ms. Shamini A/P P.K. Sivam Housekeeping
Mr. Jonathan Steffen, B.A.
Distance Learning Resource Center Coordinator
Mrs. Jacki Steinkamp, M.S.
ES Counselor; Child Safety Team
Mr. Karl Steinkamp, M.S.
Head of School; Media Literacy; VG Basketball; U-13 Boys’ Football
Mr. Sundaraj A/L Rangasamy
Mr. Suresh A/L Baskaran Maintenance
Mrs. Tan Gaik Fung (Jasmine) Administration
Mrs. Eunice Teoh, M.A.
Mandarin I, II, III; AP Chinese and Culture; Care & Share
Ms. Thanavalli A/P Kamache Housekeeping
Mrs. Toh Poh Suan Housekeeping
Mr. John “Tommy” Tompkins, M.S. Legacy/Memory Book
Mr. Mark Trescott, M.Ed.
MS Math; Curriculum Team; NJHS; U-15 Boys’ Football; Mentor Teacher
Mrs. Michele Trescott, B.S.Ed.
Language Arts 6; Social Studies 6; NJHS
Mrs. Claudia Tse (Kang Saw Ee) Administration
Mrs. Tung Seok Yeng (Mrs. Lee) Finance
Ms. Valliammah A/P Karpaya Library
Mr. Vgerkuman A/L Mareemuthoo (Kumar) Kitchen
Mr. Victor Lim Maintenance
Mr. Vijayasundaram A/L Sambantham Mudaliar Security Ms. Bethany Weidemann, B.A.
Lang. Arts 7 & 8; Journalism I, II; U-13 Girls’ Football
Mr. Brian Weidemann
Resident Supervisor; Jaffray Dorm; Child Safety; JV Boys’ Football
Mrs. Valerie Weidemann, B.A.
Resident Supervisor; Jaffray Dorm; Child Safety; Dorm Council
Ms. Shawna Wood, M.Ed.
MS Principal; Deputy Director; Curriculum & Accreditation Coordinator; Junior Class
Mr. Doug Yost, M.A.
AP Psychology; Digital Media; Technology Integration Specialist; Drama; NHS
Mrs. Marsha Yost, B.A.
ES Computer; HS Psychology; ITC
Staff: Ruban - Yost
Mrs. Melodee White, M.S.Ed
World History; AP World History; Apologetics; History Bee/Bowl; U-13 Girls’ Football
arly in the morning, Mr. Susu sweeps the dried leaves off the basketball court. While students started their days off in class, the national staff began tidying up the school to keep the environment clean.
On The Job Whether they stood under the scorching sun to stop traffic, washed food trays after lunch, or kept the school clean, the national staff worked behindthe-scenes to ensure that everything in school ran smoothly. Often times, their efforts could be overlooked or go unnoticed for the impact they make to keep the school in order. “They keep the school safe and nice-looking,” said Hannah Buhr (12). Without them, one could only imagine the disorder that would arise. Kids would run in between traffic, trash and fallen leaves would pile up, and no clean utensils— nothing would get done. They watched out for students and teachers as they busy themselves with getting to class on time. While he spent all day in the hot weather, Mr. Bala Raman, the relief security guard who watched the outer areas of the school,
with a serving heart
said, “I like my job. I get to interact with the kids, and taking care of the students makes me happy.” On some occasions, students and teachers would stop to have a little chat with the national staff. The interaction between staff and students enabled both parties to get to know one another well enough to be on a first-name basis. This strengthened the bonds between individuals in the community, thus making everyone feel more at home. “The environment here is really good,” said Mr. Sundaraj, the head of Human Resources and Relations who has worked at the school for 14 years. “The number of staff to the number of students is manageable enough that we can interact with each other and provide the students with quality education.” Furthermore, some se-
curity guards who have worked at the school for some time could recognize students and their associated cars. When parents’ arrived to pick their children up from school, the guards would call the students out to let them know their parents have arrived. “I think we should always remember to say hi to them and appreciate them,” said Laura Phillips (12). A simple greeting or a “thank you” could go a long way in making them feel appreciated. As the sun set and the school returned to its quiet state, the national staff would gather their things and prepare to go home. They witnessed the first student stepping into school and the last student to leave. Their cordial smiles and amiable presence certainly proved genuine as they helped all on campus out sincerely. —By Megan Chang
When you RUN OUT OF MONEY
You peered into your wallet and tried to remember how you had spent all your money. With the new Touch ’n’ Go card, you felt as if you had hardly used any when you simply handed your card and received apple juice from the Student Council Store or a milkshake from the Junior Class Store. Outside by the band room, the Rainforest Bakery sold bread and pastries every Thursday afternoon; and people often bought their breakfast or snacks there. Sipping your drink and nibbling on bread, you and your friends ventured around Pearl Hill, waving at familiar faces and smiling at friendly shopkeepers. Wearing your uniform gave you special discounts in certain shops like in Gusto’s, where you ordered another drink and ate dinner. The night still young, you and your friends decide to take the 101 bus and head to Gurney, spending the evening watching the latest movie, eating again and again, making unforgettable moments, and spending all your allowance. In a SPLIT SECOND, you maxed out your Touch ’n’ Go and thinned out your wallet; but when you run out of money, your wallet instead contained heaps of movie tickets, food receipts, bus ticket stubs—and priceless memories. —By Lilian Li
“Who wants to bid?” Mr. Larry Chinn announces in the Junior For Hire event and points to Dustin, Renae, and Marshall Roberts. During the PTO fun fair, juniors advertised themselves to do service to the highest bidder.
Ice cream in hands, Isabel Smith (10) and Da Ye Jung (9) hang out at Gurney and try to decide on a movie to watch. Students loved to spend time after school or on the weekends in shopping malls to enjoy the air-conditioning and to bond with friends.
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Rat Island Camp-out During Chinese New Year break, the clean air smelled of salt. The day was bright with no clouds in sight. All the boys in the boarding program gathered around the kayaks for one last inspection of the equipment and food they had scrounged together for their adventure. After a prayer and final good-bye, the intrepid adventurers pushed the kayaks out onto the dancing waves for an unforgettable endeavour. The 11 boys had been planning this trip for a whole semester, with preparations involving food coordination, personnel coordination, and weather reading. Uncle Scott Poulter was the backbone of the whole operation. He had agreed to chaperone the group of rowdy students by himself. He also coordinated the use of the Boy Scout sleeping mats, tarps, and the first aid kit. Poulter, being an alumnus of Dalat, was a veteran Rat Island explorer and had valuable experience in survival on the island. When the boys arrived on the island, they were immediately thrust into survival mode as the crew was attacked by a vicious serpent. Josiah Brake (12) stood guard on a nearby rock as Poulter, with his quick thinking and reactive skills, dispatched with the deadly snake. Poulter recalled the experience, saying, “My first priority was to
keep the boys safe. I just had to do my job. Do I think I’m a hero for it? No, I was just protecting the lives of those boys.” Thankfully everyone survived the incident with no injuries. After an uneventful time setting up camp, the boys set to the task of making a three-course dinner. During this time, many different culinary tastes came out. Charcoal covered hot dogs and grilled fish skins were the first course of the meal. To wash it down, a scrumptious and generous amount of tomato soup was provided. Then came the fluffy pancakes, baked to a puffy, light brown perfection by Poulter. After the hearty meal, the crew went for a late night adventure to the top of the rocks to watch the Chinese New Year’s fireworks display. Finally, after an evening filled with conversation, the group headed to their respective areas for sleep. Some went to sleep in the lighthouse, some to the dock, others to their tents, and the rest spent the night in hammocks that they had previously strung up. Benjamin Mauger (12) recalls, “I didn’t sleep very well. I kept waking up and falling asleep again. However, listening to the waves in the early morning was so beautiful and peaceful.” After a rather chilly night, all the boys woke up to watch the sunrise before packing up. Each one of them with a new, unique perspective of Rat Island. After a thirty-minute camp clean-up, the boys were back on the calm water heading back to the hustle and rushed routine of school. -By David Unruh
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Congratulations, Jonathan! We pray that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Phil 1:9-11) We love you and are so proud of you! Mom, Dad, Becca and Jenna
An Unlikely Collaboration
of Tian Ooi (11), Jia Qi Tan (11), Annabelle Teoh (11), and myself. Ooi described how they liked the idea of drawing an actual arm and fitting the designed structure inside of it. To demonstrate the bearable weight, they wanted to have it color coordinated. I thought their idea was rather practical and clever—taking something visual and interpreting it in a literal sense. However, after the On Monday, October 24, it was announced that the Master Studio Physics students left and the Master Studio students regrouped, we and the AP Physics students were merging to collaborate on a profigured out something rather interesting. We all ended ject. The task at hand was to take an arrangeup with the exact same requests. All the groups wantment of data and bring it to life in the form ed a literal arm to represent their structure. of an art representation. Little did we (the art It could clearly be seen that two different types of students) know how this entirely new task was minds were at work, the artistic and scientific. From going to be formed. a scientific point of view, the AP Physics students The students were separated into several looked at representing their creation in a literal sense; groups—with about two Physics students to they saw things logically—what was in front of them one art student. The Physics students explained was what they needed to represent. what their project was: each group was given The art students, however, wanted more of a core the task to create an arm-like structure with With quizzical looks, Jia Qi Tan (11) and message or symbol—something beyond what was limited resources. Tian Ooi (11) observe their arm structure. Projects like this allowed students from right in front of them. It became a battle of the strucOnce they had designed and created their different classes the challenge of collabotured, logical minds integrating with the more ab“arm,” they were to test it by adding specific rating. stract, artsy minds. Each person was trying to bring weights to see how much their structure could his or her talent to the table. For the Master Studio hold. After testing their structures, they were to students, our task was not only to develop an art piece that brought compile the tested data and record their findings. both the science and artistic voice to life but to break a barrier beI confronted my group with an open mind and was ready to assist in developing a new perspective on their project. My group consisted tween two conformities. -By Jessie Ross
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Balls and Giggles At approximately 8 o’clock on Friday morning, January 20th, the girls’ and the boys’ varsity basketball teams boarded the bus to Kuala Lumpur. During the six-hour ride, some people watched Korean dramas, some played cards, some listened to music, some talked, and others slept. The students arrived to Flamingo Hotel at around 2:30 p.m., where they rested for an hour before the girls’ game at 4:30. After the first game of the ISKL Invitational and an 11-48 loss, the girls showered and then cheered on the boys, who had a 54-38 win against ISKL. A little discouraged by the loss but mostly famished, the girls then headed on to dinner at Suzy’s corner, which served wonderful steak, curry, satay, naan, and much more. Stomachs filled and satisfied smiles on their faces, the girls trekked back to the hotel, “de-pantsing” each other and shrieking along the way. They had an hour till curfew, so they all gathered in the freshmen’s room. After going through some pertinent information about the day ahead, Coach Karl Steinkamp left the girls to their own business, saying, “Remember, with girls, one giggle leads to another giggle—which leads to a whole mob of giggling girls.” Inevitably, fits of giggles and muffled shrieks erupted that night. What else could you expect from a group of girls locked in a room together? Even after one hour of bonding time, the girls grew a lot
closer to each other. After all, teams who fart together, stay together—debunking all the myths that girls do not fart. The next morning, the team had a quick meal at McDonald’s before heading to ISKL for their morning game against ISKL. The other basketball club team had dropped out of the Invitational, so the girls would face the Panthers for the next two games yet again. During the first game that day, the girls were able to practice running the play that they’d been working on for the past two weeks and take more shots in that game than they had in any other game of the season. Even though they lost to ISKL 25-61, it was the first game that the team had broken through 20 points. In the following game, the Dalat girls ran a high-press defense against ISKL, which worked successfully for the first quarter. Dalat Eagles were able to hold the ISKL Panthers at 4-6. Unfortunately, they didn’t make any more baskets for about two quarters and ended the game and tournament with a loss. “It was really fun to get to practice things we’ve been working on and to bond with the team,” said Mikaela Steinkamp (10). Even though the weekend consisted of loss after loss for the girls, they were not completely disheartened by the score and were, instead, motivated by the skills they had learned and the improvements they had made in their defensive and offensive plays. Not being bogged down by the losses, the girls were able to joke around and have fun with each other, which is the core of building strong team chemistry. -By Felicia Teoh
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Survival of the Fittest
As the event drew to a close end, Miss Emily Grad, the equivalent of Katniss Everdeen, called the players back to the arena to start a surprise sock wrestling tournament at the “Cornucopia.” Before the game proceeded, Miss Grad called Ashley Kim (10) to On Thursday, April 13th, the StuCo committee hosted their last the center. The audience then watched “the asking” of Bena Mauger event, called the Talon Games, for the 2016-17 school year. Over (12) unfold. Taken by surprise, Kim accepted Mauger’s flowers and asking sign, saying, “Yes, I will go to JSB 90 high school and eighth grade students with you.” got into groups of eight to form a district to Of all the stations, the wrestling tournaparticipate in this second annual challenge. ment was the most hectic and fun. The Talon Games, which adapted the HunSheldon Ang (12) expressed his thoughts ger Games’ theme of survival, turned out to about the game, “I think our squad killed it be a great success again. All 12 districts were out there. Though Hasung [Cho] lost in his represented during the evening. second round, he sure did well. Who knew On the day of the event, the majority of he could beat Dominic [Fitzgerald], the the districts’ players showed up in matching martial arts master?” colors. Among districts one to twelve, disOnce the event ended, StuCo diligently trict eleven stood out for its players’ outfits. worked to wrap the night up by cleaning the Teddy Zimmer (11) and Gavin Zimmer (9) showed up in legitimate camouflage soldier TRYING to maintain a grip on their plastic garbage bag, stations. The members’ hard work into makKarl Chan (10) and Sam Castro (10) put their full effort uniforms and toy guns; and Daniel Munson into the jumping race. Different challenges required lit- ing the Talon Games event fun was evident. Many students left the game with satisfacto(12) painted his face black and white, along tle-used skills in order to win. ry looks on their faces. with shaving his hair into a Mohawk, to Regarding his position as PR in StuCo, Woo Young Chung (12) boost team spirit. The school campus had rarely been busier or more lively than the said, “It’s been a great year of dressing up and being in charge of lit Talon Games evening. Students competed in stations; those who wer- announcements. Hopefully, the new PR carries on my legacy for the en’t in stations were constantly running around to avoid being “killed.” next school year. Cheers.” -By Yeorin Yun
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Thunder and Lightening in Here After school, students and teachers congregate to the weight room to get strong, ripped and “wrecked” (in a good way). As Friday ends, the average person would go home, grab a bag of chips, kick back and binge-watch The Walking Dead, or some other cult TV series. However, a small group of seniors do not do this. These select few of the Class of 2017 make the journey across campus to pump iron and pound heavy metal. If you were to walk up the steps to the weight-room during this time with them, you would hear what Mr. Tom Penland calls the sounds of “thunder and lightning-bolts.” When walking through the doors, you would then be greeted by the sight of various Bicep Society members such as Wei Sing Goh (12), Ning Kang Chia (12), and Sheldon Ang (12), as well as various underclassmen and teachers pounding iron and “building the bodies.” Normally, the first person in the weight room is Dominic Fitzgerald (12), spearheading the assault with a running warm-up. While chasing aestheticism and athleticism, he is also the weight room DJ, blasting a variety of songs ranging from bone-crushing heavy metal and hardcore punk (i.e. Austrian Death Machine, Trivium and Hatebreed) to cheesy eighties tracks (i.e. Stan Bush). After Fitzgerald, staff members like Mr. Pat Kilgo and Mr. Josh
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Anderson show up to do CrossFit; they are later followed by Mr. Chuck Arnold and Mr. Penland who come to maintain their Herculean strength for basketball. Like these coaches, the previously mentioned members of the fabled Bicep Society come to train for sporting events, such as the ACSC tournaments—along with enhancing the size of their majestic biceps Apart from them, you would also find Mr. Fraser, and his sons Shion (11) and Kai (Alumnus of 2016), imparting their coveted knowledge and secrets to juniors and underclassmen, like Chia Hoong Ewe (11) and Gavin Zimmer (9). If Shion and Chia Hoong aren’t lifting, they are hanging on the bars outside, climbing and trying to “tag” each other. They are sometimes joined by Kai or by some of the underclassmen. As the day draws to a close, whoever stays in the weight-room the latest has to lock up. By then, most of these amazing people would have made their way home to cool down, eat a post-workout meal, and fix a delicious whey protein shake (well, delicious to us body builders). Our bodies may take a severe beating, but that does not stop us from coming in the next day, and the day after, and the day after that, literally running back for more. We don’t do this just because we’re chasing goals, but because we love it; we’re trying to manifest the inner strength God gave us. God gave us our bodies, so why shouldn’t we look after them like gold? Again, these are the reasons why students and teachers congregate to the weight room after school—to get strong, ripped, and “wrecked’ (in a good way).
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The Cubs’ relief pitching blew the large lead gained by Hendricks and the batters, so the game went into extra innings. After a rain delay, the Cubs finally pulled it off for the first time in 108 years by All over campus, loyal baseball fans held their breath. Game seven of winning by a run. the 2016 World Series raged on as the Chicago “It was unbelievable. We lived in the Chicago Cubs visited the Cleveland Indians. area for 14 years and saw them struggle or do okay Across the world in Malaysia, students and and falter. To see them succeed was a fulfilment of a teachers alike followed the game. Friend oplifetime, at least in baseball terms,” Uncle Brian Weiposed friend as the most anticipated game of demann said. America’s pastime unfolded. For the non baseball fans, the day seemed normal, Noah Graves (12) commented, “I wanted just another school day in Malaysia. But for the true the Indians by far because I like them more fan of America’s pastime, the day the Cubs came back than the Cubs. What Andrew Miller was doing and broke the “curse” will go down in history. was amazing.” “It was very tense and very exciting. I was on my Others felt torn between the two teams. lunch break, and then they stopped because of the Miss Emily Grad shared her thoughts, “I grew rain delay. I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to watch up in Ohio. My brother is an avid Indians fan. the end. But the rain delay only lasted twenty minSo I wanted them to win for him. But I was utes, so I was able to see the end. I came out onto SMILING and waving, Alan Luchten- campus so excited, but everything was still normal,” split because I was in Chicago for three years.” The Indians, who had previously held a three burg (12) acts as Hillary Clinton for the Ms. Bethany Weidemann said. Dalat Presidential Debate. During the to one game lead in the World Series, partially debate, game seven of the World Series After no less than 108 years, the Chicago Cubs thanks to Miller’s relief, pitched their ace Corey aired. Some students had the score up- won the World Series, possibly the most interesting date handy next to their debate notes. Kluber for the third time in the series. one since the Minnesota Twins won in 1991 1-0 in The Cubs, coming off a fantastic pitching in game seven. And breaths of baseball fans released as game six by Jake Arrieta, pitched Cy Young candidate Kyle Hen- the last out showed, and the Cubs won the pennant. dricks. -By Josiah Brake
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ny was well known but not so well prepared. The contestants for the dear single Christy Chow (12) consisted of seniors Donald Trump (Jarrod Chang), Kanye West (Joseph Hsu), Najib (Ning Kang Chia), Bruce Lee (Keito Watanabe), Stephen Hawking (Andrew Kim), and Justin Bieber (Emmett Balzer). Who would put a ring on it? After a hopeless question-filled inspection on the potential canSacrificing their holiday for the National Honor Society (NHS), its members assembled on March 6 to practice. The plan was easy. didate’s NHS qualities—academics, service, character, and leadership—by the bachelorette’s stern friend, Welcome guests, throw a skit, and eat she was ready to choose. Actually, she was food. “Easy.” ready to choose from the beginning; in an Easy was accurate until a piece of the interview, Miss Chow secretly announced, layout stuck out like a sore thumb. They “I like Trump’s hair.” had a skit to perform. They had two hours But the contestants, the audience—and for a 10 minute act. Filling that time Chow—did not know it would be Najib with awkward pausing, bursts of laughter, who won by “[getting] rid of everyone,” as and much roasting, the characters suited Zimmer summarized. up for the worst possible season of “The Exaggerated stereotypes pushed “The Bachelorette.” Bachelorette’s” adviser off the edge while “The Bachelorette” practice session began when Mr. Doug Yost, the head of the Carefully, Mersades Zimmer lights a candle to represent one of the announcer, Josiah Brake (12), was ecprogram, demanded, “Tell me your plan.” the NHS traits. Previously inducted members performed the static—knowing that this “craziness,” as he put it, got more viewers. His reply was full on laughter—filled with skit and helped induct new members each year. This action packed, lights out, silly, and the painful realization: This is actually happening. Mersades Zimmer (12), also known as “O Wise Mersades,” dramatic production by Dalat’s National Honor Society was followed by the induction of new members into the society, each bestowed produced a plan that left the group stunned. After learning the layout, the skit began. “Welcome to The Bach- with roses. It was a show many fell in love with. -By Andrew Kim elorette: NHS Edition.” The choice theme for the induction ceremo-
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play like savages,” Gavin Zimmer (9) said and grinned. Regardless of murderball’s merits, dorm students tended to lean toward playing dodgeball or capture the flag, which grabbed the largTightening her grip on the floorball stick, Grace Park (7) made ready est Sunday crowd. Students played capture the flag (or rather capture as Teddy Zimmer (11) closed in on the goal. He the basketball) on most of the campus, using the shot the tennis ball and KLOONK! Park blocked outdoor court as a barrier and boundary. another goal! “My favorite activity was capture the flag be Floorball—one of the many sports and games cause a lot of people came, and it was a good time dorm students played on Sunday nights—gave to bond and build memories with other dorm them an hour of fun before the impending doom people,” Dael Kim (9) commented. of school the next day. Dodgeball also had its unique twist, in which “I liked [floorball], but I do not know why I usually students wanted to play free-for-all, liked it. Maybe because I like the interaction with where everyone opposed everyone else, unless the people. And winning,” Park said with a smile. Jaffray boys created alliances among themselves. In addition to floorball, students played indoor All of the enjoyment on Sundays resulted soccer, dodgeball, capture the flag, and the game from the willingness of Uncle Scott, who organfor high school boys and occasionally the couraized the events. In addition to running the show, geous girl: murderball. he often proved himself as a fierce competitor. LEAPING over the court, Bena Mauger (12) One Sunday, only three high school guys prepares his shot with Alex Chan (11) guard“I have enjoyed the creation of a new game, joined Uncle Scott Poulter for a game. Necessity ing him. Meanwhile, Uncle Scott Poulter and and what I’ve most enjoyed is seeing Grace Park Teddy Zimmer (11) waited for the rebound bred invention, so a game soon took shape. The and Gavin Zimmer (9) and Sam Castro (10) playing floorball with the boys,” Uncle Scott said. object of murderball was to score on the other prepared for the next play. Dorms enjoyed Yet sadly the games always ended. Park put team’s soccer goal without crossing the center of playing a variety of sports. away her stick, Kim ran her final sprint, Zimthe court, using a tennis ball and tennis rackets. mer dodged the last of Uncle Scott’s tennis balls, and Uncle Scott “Murderball is the most fun game because it adds excitement. You turned off the gym lights—back to school. never know when you are going to get clobbered with the ball. We -By Josiah Brake
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were called onto stage one by one. “Ke-Erh Huang completed AP Calculus in 8th grade,” said Mr. Chinn in Huang’s introduction, which grabbed the audience’s atAs the crowd poured onto the outdoor basketball court on Friday, tention and garnered a few looks of astonishment. Like a few other 10 March, upbeat music blasted through the juniors, Huang chose to put her knowledge in big speakers. A hearty, cheerful welcome from math to good use by tutoring other students. Mr. Karl Steinkamp and Mr. Larry Chinn A tight competition arose between two parcommemorated the start of the 2017 Junior ents who sat side by side as they brought the bid for Hire. This annual event allowed juniors higher against each other. to earn money for other events, such as the The juniors continued to stun the audience Junior-Senior Banquet (JSB), by auctioning with their hidden talents—perfect scores on off their talents and capabilities to members of the SAT, weightlifting, cooking, making dream the community. catchers, playing the ukulele, 3D printing, and Along with this, the Parent-Teacher Organmuch more. Juniors’ parents took pride in seeization (PTO) prepared an array of cuisines— ing their children’s accomplishments and willfrom Korean to Malaysian to Western. With ingness to work hard for what they wanted. their coupons in hand, parents and students Everyone had a good time watching or partoured the food stalls surrounding the court ticipating in the Junior for Hire. There was and chose dishes to their liking. The junior even room for a few good laughs as some junclass store sold refreshing canned drinks and ice BOOK in hand, Aurelie D’Couto displays her lin- iors were dressed in wacky outfits and dropped guistic skills on stage as Mr. Larry Chinn pitches her cream that compensated for the hot weather. a few jokes here and there. skills to the waiting audience. Juniors tried to proAs the announcement was made for the vide a variety of skills for possible purchase in order As the event came to an end, Mr. Chinn Junior for Hire event to begin, people settled to serve the diverse needs of the community. thanked everyone for supporting the junior down into their seats with their international class with their purchases, and the court refood fare, and little children gathered at the front of the stage. The sounded with a round of applause. juniors presented their abilities as compellingly as they could as they -By Megan Chang
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cited for what they came here for—to see a real-life human cadaver. They stepped into the cool, gloomy anatomy lab and found a partly dissected body lying on one of the tables. As they listened to the doctor’s lecture, curious students reached out and touched various body parts, including organs. Grace Lim (12), with her hands rubbing around the cadaver’s inOn 2 March, the students from the Anatomy and Physiology class gathered in anticipation for their trip to AIMST University in Sungai testinal wall, said, “The inside of the organ cavities are so smooth and cool! I never thought that the inside of a body Petani, bursting with excitement. felt like this!” The students finally stepped onto the uniThe class divided in half and took turns versity campus after a 1.5 hour van ride. to go into the embalming room. A pungent, “This place is so nice! It looks so new and sharp, chemical smell shot at their noses right legit!” said Joseph Hsu (12), as he looked when they stepped in the room. Students saw around the entrance of the building. many bodies crammed together in a large The girls brought their phones out for container filled with a formaldehyde solution, pictures, happy that today’s Snapchat stories accounting for the strong chemical smell. were no longer their boring lunches but rather Darian Yeap (12) said, “Seeing bodies and pictures of the beautiful campus. After a career talk from university officials, HANDS steady, Wei Sing Goh (12) makes an incision organs in plastic or metal boxes grouped tothe students hurried to the anatomy museum as Joseph Hsu (12), Kylie Toh (12), and Kayla Ronning gether sets a disturbing mood.” (11) watch. The field trip allowed students a practical After the practical experience of touching where many different body parts were kept in look at a future in medicine and the science behind studthe real-life human cadavers, the professor different containers. The students explored ying the human body. brought the students around the different the museum; what caught their attention the parts of the medical school and taught them about what medical most was the section where fetus and infant bodies were kept. “It’s heart-aching to see such a young human being here, knowing students learn. After a good lunch, each student travelled back with the same thought in mind—it was the best field trip they ever had. that it never had the chance to actually live,” said Yeorin Yun (12). When the students were handed rubber gloves, they became ex-By Kylie Toh
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Index This index lists everyone named or pictured in this book. Names and listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are advertisers. Bold-faced words are topics covered.
A ACSC Honor Band 222 ACSC Tournament 84, 86, 88, 91, 94, 96, 159 Advanced Art 72 Adventures in Odyssey 29 After-Sneak Dinner 15, 135 Agnes A/P Michael 164 Air Band 128, 143 Alagan, Himani 150, 223 Algebra I 65 Allen, Caleb 160 Allen, Joshua (Grade 3) 154 Allen, Joshua (Mr.) 26, 43, 76, 153, 164, 229, 231 Allen, Lydia 146, 224, 226 Allen, Ruthie 3, 24, 34, 35, 105, 131, 142, 149, 226, 227, 228, 230, 231 Allen, Susan 60, 68, 153, 164 All-Middle-School Activity 147 American Government 68 Anatomy Field Trip 215 Anderson, Bona 164 Anderson, Jeta 50, 146, 226 Anderson, Joshua 60, 129, 164, 186, 214, 231 Anderson, Kaius 158 Anderson, Soren 154 Ang Gaik Cheng (Adeline) 164 *Ang, Mr. & Mrs. 201 Ang Pao 115 Ang, Sheldon 22, 45, 80, 94, 130, 151, 181, 186, 196, 201, 225, 228, 230, 231 Ang, Sheryl 73, 77, 140, 201, 226 Ang, Tiffany 156 Ang, Yigal 6, 10, 32, 33, 46, 79, 113, 135, 136, 228 AP Art 72 AP Biology 33, 66 AP Calculus 33 AP Chemistry 66 AP Macroeconomics 33 AP Physics 66, 177 AP Statistics 64 Arnold, Ashlynn 156 Arnold, Chuck 56, 85, 95, 164, 169, 186, 196 Arnold, Deana 164, 231 Arnold, Kadence 152, 163 Art 72 *Art Espace 175 Art/Physics Collaboration 177 Asian Christian School Conference (ACSC) 84 Askings 5, 18, 181
B *Baa Baa Black Sheep 199 “Bachelorette” 149, 190 Bae, Grace 144, 145, 224, 227 Baek, Richard 26, 43, 62, 66, 120, 126, 135, 136, 153, 214, 228, 229 Baek, Tim 61, 76, 138 Bahasa Melayu 76 Baik, Harper 160 Baker, Micaella 15, 144, 222, 230
Balakrishnan A/L Raman 164 Bala Raman 171 Balzer, Emmett 5, 9, 18, 21, 26, 39, 45, 71, 80, 90, 91, 129, 130, 135, 149, 153, 155, 190, 199, 214, 222, 226, 229, 230, 231 *Balzer, Mr. & Mrs. 199 Balzer, Steven 159 Band 71, 222 Bangkok International Choir Festival 70, 139 Baseball, Varsity Men’s 99 Basketball 95, 97 Beaman, Christina 64, 140, 227, 230
ACSC Honor Band: Mr. Andy Kearney, Kimberly Horton, Emmett Balzer, Keito Watanabe
HS Band: BACK ROW: Mr. Andy Kearney, Kimberly Horton, Emmett Balzer, Woo Young Chung, Suji Lim; MIDDLE ROW: Esther Kim, Sophie Bubrik, Nicole Lee, Jong Min Park, Elizabeth Horton, Sofia Park; FRONT ROW: Celestine Teoh, Aimee Buhr, Hannah Trescott, Keito Watanabe, Yuuki Horie, Jordan Chang; NOT PICTURED: Jerald Ooi
HS Jazz Band: BACK ROW: Sophie Bubrik, Isabel Smith, Emmett Balzer, Matthew Strong, Andrew Kim, Keito Watanabe, Kimberly Horton; FRONT ROW: Celestine Teoh, Hannah Buhr, Grace Moon, Xu An Lim, Mary Lee, Julia Galang, Dael Kim, Mr. Andy Kearney; NOT PICTURED: Esther Kim, Yusoof Monawvil, Mikaela Steinkamp, Mr. Chris Ramos
MS JAZZ BAND: BACK ROW: Paul Pham, Micaella Baker, Esmarie De Jager, Kolaya Ronzheimer, Kalia Brewster, Jaxon Kendrick, Micah Faircloth, Tate Oppenheim; MIDDLE ROW: Gabe Frohlich, Kitty Khan, Emily Chai, Cecelia Sheng, Derek Kes, Tyler Ronning, Esther Tse, Lydia Geiman, Mr. Chris Ramos; FRONT ROW: Tien-Erh Huang, Jia Yi Sim, Benjamin Hollon, Joel Kelley, Soo Qiao Lim, Kate Buhr, John Kim, Yong-Yu Huang, John Chin; NOT PICTURED: Mr. Andy Kearney, Ashley Chew
CHOIR: BACK ROW: Alan Luchtenburg, Sam Hofer, Seth Kelley, Aaron Chand, Jonathan Lafferty, Jerald Ooi, Daniel Go, Noah Graves, Joel Frohlich, Tim Sasse; MIDDLE ROW: Ms. Joyce Goh, Chloe Castro, Ashlynn Ruble, John Cho, Ruben Nyul, Khai Yi Khor, Shannon Frohlich, Sara Stoltzfus, Laura Phillips, Shoko Tezuka; FRONT ROW: Darian Yeap, Hannah Lawrence, Nathan Chand, Aurelie D’Couto, Aster Hng, Ashley Kim, Kristi Phillips, Carissa Hoffmeyer, Lydia Kim, Lydia Brooks; NOT PICTURED: David Chinn, Susan Oh
Beaman, Isaac 25, 31, 49, 124, 150, 223, 228 Beasley, Ella 52, 160 Beasley, Reuben 158 Beauty and the Beast 84 Bernadette Selva A/P Selvarajan (Bernie) 164 Bernhardt, Chase 29, 48, 49, 124, 158, 223 Bernhardt, Niko 31, 144, 163, 230 Bernhardt, Ryan 41, 140, 226, 229, 230 Bernhardt, Sharon 36, 66, 164, 224, 226, 229 Bible 60 Bicep Society 186 *Big Bowl Ramen 217 Big Questions 26 Black Box Drama 2, 27 Blacklock, Hannah 26, 156 Blacklock, Josiah 152 Bok, Kai Ru 146, 224, 228 Borer, Jairo 154 Borer, Keyla 156 Borer, Noemi 146 Boyd, Aidan 125, 154, 157, 161, 223 Boyd, Kathryn 31, 150, 223, 228 Boyd, Kristina 3, 160 Boyd, Levi 158, 223 Boy Scouts 48, 49, 223 Brake, Josiah 6, 11, 75, 90, 120, 129, 130, 145, 175, 190, 202, 203, 225, 226, 230, 231, Endsheets *Brake, Mr. & Mrs. 203 Brameshwaran A/L Gopalakrishnam 164 Brewster, Brandi 2, 51, 52, 164, 169 Brewster, Brian 2, 23, 47, 112, 141, 163, 164, 227 Brewster, Kalia 88, 107, 114, 142, 222, 224, 227, 228 Brewster, Kyra 152 Brewster, Lana 27, 34, 58, 144, 226, 227, 230, 231 Bristow, Felix 223 Broecker, Eliane 160 Broecker, Joana 52, 158 Brooks, Henry 156 Brooks, Hudson 152 Brooks, Lydia 13, 33, 36, 41, 70, 71, 140, 222, 229, 230, 231 Brooks, Noah 24, 81, 150 Bubrik, Sophie 8, 50, 83, 140, 222 Buckland, Caitlyn 50, 146, 224, 226, 228 Buhr, Aimee 71, 88, 140, 165, 222, 224, 227, 228 Buhr, Eileen 28, 54, 55, 164 Buhr, Elizabeth 146, 224 Buhr, Garth 164, 213, 230 Buhr, Hannah 60, 88, 130, 153, 171, 172, 178, 222, 224, 228, 230 Buhr, Kate 24, 142, 222, 228, 230 Burleson, Chloe 158, 173 Burleson, Kelly 66, 164 Burleson, Milo 125, 154 Burley, Rachael 156
C Capstone 63 Capture the Flag 198
Care & Share 115, 116 Castro, Chloe 11, 47, 71, 72, 80, 84, 85, 88, 89, 123, 129, 130, 139, 143, 162, 172, 202, 222, 224 Castro, Sam 106, 138, 181, 198, 225, 227 CB 5, 143 CB/JSB Asking 19 Ceresa, Ambra 36, 122, 140, 223, 229, 230 Chai, Denise 26, 50, 63, 130, 192, 229 Chai, Emily 222, 224 *Chai, Mr. & Mrs. 192 *Champ Enterprise 208 Chan, Ai Lee 76, 116, 164, 214, 223 Chan, Alayna 81, 158 Chan, Alex 19, 65, 76, 136, 196, 198, 225, 228 Chan, Audrey 154 Chan, Blake 158 Chand, Aaron 26, 39, 65, 70, 119, 130, 133, 214, 222 Chand, Anna 154 Chand, Jayden 26, 158, 223 Chand, Nathan 48, 71, 85, 138, 222, 223, 225 Chandra, Alexa 31, 144, 224, 230 Chandra, Ebel 158 Chandra, Joseph 140, 228 Chan, Ethan 59, 144, 173, 223, 231 Chang, Alice 79, 105, 138, 223, 226, 229 Chang, Grace 8, 40, 60, 88, 136, 137, 151, 155, 224, 231 Chang, Jarrod 4, 26, 45, 85, 86, 129, 130, 135, 149, 151, 159, 178, 188, 190, 201, 224, 225, 228, 230, 231 Chang, Jordan 23, 27, 61, 63, 140, 153, 188, 222, 231 Chang, Max 146 Chang, Megan 4, 130, 178, 189, 223, 228, Endsheets *Chang, Mr. & Mrs. 188
Chang, Vivien 138, 223 Chan, Hazel 146 Chan, Karl 138, 181, 196, 226 Chan, Panda 144, 223, 227 Chan, Rainbow 27, 39, 123, 135, 136, 229, Endsheets Chan, Ryan 144, 227, 230, 231 Channon, Noah 156 Chapel 153 Cheam, Ethan 154 Cheang, Dominic 146, 223, 227 Chee, Adelina 148 Cheong, Antonio 148, 223 Cheong, Austin 156, 223 Cheow Guan 176 Chess Club 30, 31 Chew, Ashley 146, 224, 227 Chew, Dylan 146, 227 Chew, Emily 4, 19, 140, 153, 226 Chew, Ryan 148 Chew, Sing Yi 156 Chia, Emily 142 Chia, Ning Kang 78, 80, 85, 108, 109, 130, 159, 186, 190, 201, 228, 231 Chia, Ning Yi 146, 224, 230 Chicago Cubs 189 Chim, Jayce 162 Chim, Mattea 158 Chin, Alicia 72, 93, 101, 138, 225 Chin, Anric 56, 150, 231 Chin, Anson 67, 130, 159, 167, 178, 226 Chin, Bethia 152 Chin, Elspeth 142, 224 Chinese New Year 115, 122, 175 Chin, John 146, 222 Chin, Luiz 223 Chinn, David 14, 18, 39, 70, 102, 114, 117, 119, 123, 127, 135, 136, 141, 159, 188, 223, 225, 229 Chinn, Debbie 16, 26, 51, 84, 164, 230 Chinn, Jonathon 3, 44, 45, 75, 85, 121, 125, 135, 136, 137, 225, 230
Chinn, Larry 3, 4, 26, 35, 123, 147, 163, 164, 172, 202, 212, 230 Chinn, Sarah 79, 100, 106, 140, 225, 226, 227 Cho, Hasung 4, 12, 20, 33, 78, 129, 130, 131, 135, 139, 143, 181, 194, 201, 225, 229, 230 Cho, Jae 73, 140, 227 Cho, Jason 150, 231 Cho, John 18, 138, 159, 194, 222, 225 *Cho, Mr. & Mrs. 194 Choi, Annie 142, 224 Choi, Elyn 52, 158 Choi, Ji Ah 142, 224
Choi, Kyle 48, 148, 223, 227 Choir 71 Choi, Ryan 129, 150, 231 Choi, Sandy 152 Choi, Shin 160 Chois, Susana 24, 147, 164 Chong, Kevin 228 Chong Ying Keat (Joel) 164 Choong, Ed 228 Choong, Lance 228 Chow, Christy 4, 10, 45, 65, 88, 96, 103, 110, 122, 130, 141, 143, 149, 151, 178, 188, 190, 201, 202, 224, 228, 230
Boy Scouts TROOP 222: BACK ROW: Jaxon Kendrick, David Kilgo, Gabe Roberts, Maxime Van Crombrugge, Nicholas Khor, Eugene Lee, Luiz Chin; FRONT ROW: Nathan Chand, Tate Oppenheim, Tyler Ronning, Yuuki Horie, Isaac Koay, Justin Lee, Ethan Chan, Liwei Koh
BOY SCOUT TROOP 222: BACK ROW: Felix Bristow, Jason Kim, Panda Chan, Dominic Cheang, Wayne Khor, Oliver Shearer, Michael Hsu, Kyle Choi; FRONT ROW: Isaac Beaman, Hugo Kuhns, Joseph Yun, Christopher Ooi, Aaron Smith, Lei Tee, Trevor Nichols, Antonio Cheong, Mark Ho; NOT PICTURED: Ashwin Rajesh, Sean Koay, Derek Cooper, Ryan Chan, Min Guk Kong, Justin Lee Zhen
Cub Scouts Pack 222: BACK ROW: Matthias Seevaratnam, Jaewon Kim, Peter Hsu, Adriaan Hueting, Zhong Xi Tan, Jaeyoun Kim, Chase Bernhardt, Joshua Lyon, Aiden Jeong, Kaeden Corman; FRONT ROW: Nelson Honeybone, Paul Hsu, Sean Driscoll, Jeyden Teh, Mudi Xia, Carsten Ooi, Mervin Teo, Benjamin Lim, Jayden Chand; NOT PICTURED: Henry Hudson, Charley Larsen, Hudson Brooks, Brendan Loke, Josiah Blacklock
From Kids 4 Kids: BACK ROW: Sin Ler Oo, Sofia Park, Natasha Palanivel, Vivien Chang, Grace Lim, Kylie Toh, Hannah Trescott; MIDDLE ROW: Ms. Shawna Wood, Kathryn Boyd, Ashley Yeoh, Jasmine Hassan, Anna Phuah, Natalie Khor, Jordan Stuart, Anjali Kaptain; FRONT ROW: Isaac Beaman, Alexia Nyul, Noella Seevaratnam, Kyla Anne Faircloth, Meilin Larsen, Himani Alagan, Kalista White
SKTT: BACK ROW: Daniel Kim, Jerald Lim, Peter Kim, Dominic Fitzgerald, Andrew Kim, Woo Young Chung, David Chinn; MIDDLE ROW: Mrs. Ai Lee Chan, Susan Oh, Xu An Lim, Ambra Ceresa, Alice Chang, Aurelie D’Couto, Kristi Phillips; FRONT ROW: Laura Phillips, Darian Yeap, Felicia Teoh, En Qi Saw, Megan Chang, Lilian Li, Crystal Pholia
Cub Scouts Pack 222: FRONT ROW: Peter Hsu, Kaeden Corman, Joshua Lyon, Gabriel Roylance; BACK ROW: Matthias Seevaratnam, Jaewon Kim, Adriaan Hueting, Zhong Xi Tan, Chase Bernhardt, Aiden Jeong, Jaeyoun Kim
Cub Scouts Pack 222: BACK ROW: John Pham, Daniel Park, Aidan Boyd, Suyoung Lim, Haesol Park, Thomas Penland-III; FRONT ROW: Zachary Lin, Kieran Shanmugabalan, Levi Boyd, Austin Cheong, Tian Yi Zhang, Tryn Phungsonthorn
Christmas 122 Christmas Banquet 2, 5, 143 Chung, Woo Young 9, 27, 86, 129, 130, 132, 143, 159, 178, 181, 188, 222, 223, 225, 228, 229, 231 Church 124 Cinta Sayang Resort 5, 24
Class Parties 151 Cleveland Indians 189 Coding 26 Cold Storage 127 Comic Fiesta 115 Community 115 Computer Science 78, 80
Corman, Kaeden 54, 152, 223 Corman, Kaleb 160 Corman, Kenya 156, 161 Corman, Kyler 162 Corman, Nicole 51, 125, 164, 226 Cox, Caleb 38, 119, 135, 136 Cross-Country 84 CrossFit 186 Cryder, Justina 151 Cub Scouts 48, 223 Cultural Activities 123
D U13-B GIRLS’ FOOTBALL: BACK ROW: Hailey Hofer, Karis White, Lydia Allen, Kerrigan Kinsey; FRONT ROW: Mrs. Melodee White, Caitlyn Buckland, Nicole Khor, Elizabeth Buhr, Ms. Bethany Weidemann; NOT PICTURED: Natalie Khor, Saidah Ly
U13-A GIRLS’ FOOTBALL: BACK ROW: Mrs. Brooke Kirkland, Maggie Koay, Lauren Worten, Esmarie De Jager, Adelynn Tan; FRONT ROW: Grace Bae, Alexa Chandra, Ning Yi Chia, Ashley Chew, Mrs. Sharon Bernhardt
U15 GIRLS’ FOOTBALL: BACK ROW: Annie Choi, Erica Jang, Emily Chai, Min-Song Ko, Yebeen Kil, Kaitlyn Kinsey, Gloria Kim, Elspeth Chin; FRONT ROW: Jarrod Chang, Ji Ah Choi, Kitty Khan, Zoe Seevaratnam, Yujin Kim, Sieon Park, Julia Galang, David Unruh; NOT PICTURED: Gabby Gardener
JV GIRLS’ FOOTBALL: BACK ROW: Mandy Lim, Min-Song Ko, Yebeen Kil, Adelynn Tan, En Min Saw, Amanda Low, Zoe Seevaratnam, Lauren Worten; FRONT ROW: Sieon Park, Elspeth Chin, Sophia Stoltzfus, Kaitlyn Kinsey, Ashley Chew, Grace Bae, Miss Emily Grad; NOT PICTURED: Julia Galang
VG FOOTBALL: BACK ROW: Hannah Buhr, Darby Kendrick, Kayla Ronning, Kalia Brewster, Chloe Castro, Melynn Kendrick, Daniela Rana, Riley Phillips; FRONT ROW: Aimee Buhr, Victoria Galang, Christy Chow, Joy Kiehl, Grace Chang, Esther Tse, Lydia Geiman, Dael Kim, Mrs. Robin Frohlich; NOT PICTURED: Mrs. Mica Blacklock
U13-B BOYS’ FOOTBALL: Kai Ru Bok, Darryl Dwumfour, David Kilgo, Rishon Pillai, Lei Tee, Mark Ho; NOT PICTURED: Christopher Jang, Trevor Nichols, Taewoo Song, Antonio Cheong, Jesse Lohman
D.A.B. 143 *Dalat Staff 187 Darren Murthy 164 D’Couto, Aurelie 115, 136, 202, 222, 223, 230 De Cort, Michael 150 Deepavali 115, 122 De Jager, Esmarie 58, 146, 222, 224 De Jager, Josia 150, 231 de Visser, Adaiah 50, 156 de Visser, Jedidja 162 de Visser, Joel 158 Digital Media Technology 80, 81 DJHS/NJHS 30, 149, 231 DMT 81 Dobson, Emma 160, 173 Dobson, Ian 152 Dobson, Larissa 153 Dobson, Noah 156 Dobson, Paul 20, 164 Dodgeball 198 Dorm Council 23, 26, 47, 231 Dorm Life 7, 145 *Dorm Parents 164 Drama 37, 229 Dream Team 147 Driscoll, Sean 158, 223 Dwumfour, Darnell 152 Dwumfour, Darryl 148, 224, 227 Dwumfour, Derion 29, 52, 53, 158
E Eagle Games 2, 47, 128, 141 Edman, Chance 59, 85, 99, 112, 141, 164, 225 Edwards, Madison 230 Eighth Grade 142, 144 Eighth-Grade Buddies 128 El-Deeb, Aiden 154 Electives 83 Elementary Sports Day 161 Emis, Eleanor 12, 148 Emis, Elise 160 Emis, Emma 152, 159 English 62 Entopia 114, 115 Erol, Aaron 140 Erol, Aiden 152 Eun, Darren 154 Eun, Young Woo 146 Ewe, Chia Hoong 15, 36, 68, 136, 186 *Ewe, Mdm. 189
Excoms 23 Expat Staff 169
F Faircloth, Kyla 56, 147, 150, 223 Faircloth, Micah 59, 142, 222, 226, 230 Family Food and Fun Day 15, 157 Fields, Lacey 143, 164, 213, 230 Fifth Grade 57, 150, 152 Finlay, Ben 72, 130, 141, 159, 188, 210, 211, 225, Endsheets *Finlay, Mr. & Mrs. 210, 211 First Grade 53, 158 Fitness 74, 117 Fitzgerald, Dominic 20, 58, 59, 98, 120, 130, 132, 181, 186, 196, 223, 225, 228 *Flamingo Hotel 174 Football 89, 103 Foreign Language 77 Forensics 26, 40, 41, 231 Foundation Art 33 Foundations of Faith 59, 60 Fourth Grade 152, 154 Francis Xavier 164 Fraser, Shion 15, 136, 137, 186, 226 Freaky Friday 2, 16 Freezies 14, 17 Freshmen 140, 142 Frisbee 75 Frohlich, Gabe 25, 27, 35, 37, 142, 179, 188, 222, 225, 229, 230 Frohlich, Joel 10, 42, 43, 60, 70, 82, 114, 130, 151, 167, 179, 214, 222, 229, 230 *Frohlich, Mr. & Mrs. 179 Frohlich, Robin 29, 75, 89, 164, 179, 224 Frohlich, Shannon 39, 42, 43, 70, 138, 179, 214, 222, 229, 230 From Kids 4 Kids 31, 223 Frusher, Aidan 72, 74, 136 Frusher, Elias 148 Frusher, Nathan 140, 228 Fujimaki, Riko 162 Fujimaki, Riku 29, 158 Fund-raising 5 *Furry Kids 198
G Galang, Julia 127, 140, 222, 224, 227 Galang, Victoria 15, 17, 62, 63, 66, 69, 85, 88, 136, 137, 191, 199, 212, 224, Endsheets Game Night 14 Ganeson A/L Subramaniam 164 Gardening Club 29 Gardner, Gabby 25, 44, 142 Gardner, Isadora 152 Geiman, Lydia 142, 222, 224, 227, 229 Geiman, Mary 29, 33, 36, 164, 169, 229 Geometry 64
*George Town Pharmacy 178 Gibson-Pham, Dale 52, 164 Gill, Rahul 3, 6, 7, 63, 72, 80, 136, 151 Global Studies 68 Go, Daniel 136, 137, 222 Goh, Caitlin 130 Goh, Joyce 70, 139, 164, 222 Goh, Julien 148, 228 Goh, Justus 36, 40, 41, 138, 229, 231 Goh, Lucas 162 *Goh, Mr. & Mrs. 196 Goh, Soo Wei 148, 225, 227 Goh, Wei Sing 33, 130, 186, 196, 201, 215, 228 Golden Glove Award 88 Gordy, Kira 161 Grad, Emily 5, 8, 9, 18, 22, 47, 100, 102, 111, 128, 129, 143, 155, 164, 169, 181, 189, 224, 225, 228, 231 *Graves, Mr. & Mrs. 183 Graves, Noah 10, 42, 70, 74, 91, 112, 113, 115, 130, 133, 159, 183, 189, 214, 222, 225, 226, 229 Grice, Sue 146, 227, 230 Grous, Popi 150 Grous, Zoe 58, 142 Grout, James 10, 11, 214 Grumpies 14 Guitar 33 Gunasegeran A/L Narainan 166 Guo, Zeen 160 Gurney Plaza 119, 127, 172, 173 Gusto’s 14, 173 Gymnastics 29
H *Habib Jewelery 220 Halloween 59 *Han Kook Grocery 216 Han, Tommy 9, 17, 26, 44, 45, 66, 78, 81, 120, 135, 136, 230, 231 Hari Raya 122 Hassan, Jasmine 31, 56, 148, 223 Hawk, Jonas 7, 166 Hawk, Levi 7, 87, 115, 123, 125, 142, 159, 188, 231 Hawk, Lyric 6, 14, 30, 150, 228, 231 Hawk, Mary 7, 166 *Hawk, Mr. & Mrs. 186 Health 75, 79 Hennessy, Zack 162 Hieber, Emily 155, 166 Hieber, Jens 51, 63, 129, 225 *High Power Electrical Engineering 208 History Bee/Bowl 229 Hng, Aster 10, 11, 39, 42, 69, 82, 127, 130, 143, 159, 169, 214, 222, 229, 230 Hofer, Hailey 148, 182, 224, 228 *Hofer, Mr. & Mrs. 182 Hofer, Rhys 13, 150, 182, 231 Hofer, Sam 3, 20, 39, 68, 75, 85, 114, 129, 130, 151, 182, 222, 225, 229 Hoffmeyer, Carissa 18, 79, 84, 93, 100, 126, 138, 222, 225, 226 Hoffmeyer, Pam 100, 166, 225 Hoffmeyer, Paul 27, 48, 49, 166, 227 Hogan, Jan 7, 37, 166, 228
Ho, Jacy 158 Hollon, Benjamin 146, 222 Hollon, Peter 14 Hollon, Timothy 14, 152 Ho, Mark 48, 148, 223, 224 Home Economics 83 Honeybone, Carley 156 Honeybone, Nelson 223 *Hooi Electrical 195 Horie, Yuuki 63, 140, 222, 223, 228 Horton, Elizabeth 36, 40, 41, 63, 71, 104, 140, 181, 222, 226, 229, 231 Horton, Jon 45, 90, 166, 213, 226, 229, 230 Horton, Kimberly 10, 21, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 83, 114, 129, 130, 133, 172, 181, 214, 222, 230, 231 Horton, Lori 33, 36, 54, 166, 213, 229, 230 *Horton, Mr. & Mrs. 181 Hot Spots 127 “How to Build a Dictator” 36 HS Band 222 HS Drama 37 HS Sem. 2 Musical 230 Hsu, Bernadette 162 Hsu, Joseph 10, 78, 83, 98, 130, 132, 149, 172, 190, 215, 219, 225, 226, 231 Hsu, Michael 148, 223 Hsu, Paul 158, 223 Hsu, Peter 152, 223 HS Worship Band 229 Huang, Ke-Erh 33, 83, 84, 116, 135, 136, 151, 202, 225, 226, 228 Huang, Sam 90, 94, 98, 133, 134, 169, 178, 196, 201, 225, 228 Huang, Tien-Erh 142, 149, 222, 226, 231 Huang, Ting-Yi 152 Huang, Yong-Yu 58, 146, 222, 231 Huang, Zi Xin 156 Hueting, Adriaan 54, 154, 223 Huh, Samuel 160 Human Anatomy 66 Hwang, Tian 148 Hwang, Yi Ranne 152
I Industrial Arts 83 *IMB 207 *InnoPRO 206 Island Shootout 96 Ito, Akashi 158 Ito, Ruka 162
J Jackson Dorm 186 James A/L Santhanam 166 Jang, Christopher 148 Jang, Erica 142, 224 Jang, Helen 146 Jang, Sarah 166 Jasmine A/P Sundra Raj 166 Jaya, Laviynia 140
Jayanthi A/P Kumar 166 Jazz Band 222 Jeganathan @ Christopher 166 Jeong, Aiden 152, 223 Jeong, Albert 63, 69, 138, 226 Jeong, Simon 67, 136, 137, 231 Jeon, Ha-Eun 28, 150, 231 Jeon, Haram 29, 55, 156 Jeon, Harang 160 Jetson John 166 Jinnah, Natalie 160 Jinnah, Noah 156 Johno, Anju 156 Johnston, William 148, 228 Journalism 62 JSB 5, 17
Jung, Daye 115, 120, 140, 172 Junior Class Excom 26, 44, 230 Junior Class Store 17, 26, 157, 169, 173, 202, 212 Junior for Hire 172, 202 Junior Island Shootout 107 Juniors 138 Junior-Senior Banquet (JSB) 5, 17 Junior Varsity Basketball 107 Junior Varsity Football 103 JV Boys’ Basketball 227 JV Boys’ Football 225 JV Boys’ Volleyball 226 JV Girls’ Basketball 227 JV Girls’ Football 224 JV Girls’ Volleyball-B 226
U13-A BOYS’ FOOTBALL: Aaron Smith, Jake Pontrich, Enson Teng, Gabe Frohlich, Noah Kaney, Soo Wei Goh; NOT PICTURED: Jay Lohman, Joseph Yun, Jason Kim, Christopher Ooi, Mr. Karl Steinkamp
JV BOYS’ FOOTBALL: BACK ROW: Gabe Frohlich, Min Guk Kong, Joshua Yeoh, Sam Castro, Jeremy Kim, Andrew Kaney, Culles Mah; FRONT ROW: Joonas Tan, Jarrett Lohman, Sumin Lim, Yumin Kim, Abel Tan, John Kim, Uncle Brian Weidemann; NOT PICTURED: Jerald Ooi, Seung Hwan Kim, Tawan Teekaariyapak, Jason Kim, Daniel Lim, Christopher Ooi
VB FOOTBALL: BACK ROW: Mr. Jens Hieber, Sam Hofer, Bena Mauger, Seong-Min Kim, Neehar Kantimahanti, Gabe Roberts, David Unruh; MIDDLE ROW: Mr. Chance Edman, Woo Young Chung, Jeremy Worten, Ruben Nyul, David Chinn, Wansuk Kunawaradisai, Jesse Lohman, Jonathon Chinn; FRONT ROW: John Cho, Chan Woong Won, Jarrod Chang, Ben Finlay, Nicholas Khor, Hasung Cho, Nathan Chand, Mr. Dustin Roberts; NOT PICTURED: Levi Hawk, Jerald Lim
VB BASEBALL: BACK ROW: Daniel Munson, Teddy Zimmer, Dominic Fitzgerald, Sam Castro, Josiah Brake; MIDDLE ROW: Sam Huang, Luke Lindsey, Alex Chan, Wansuk Kunawaradisai, Ruben Nyul, Noah Graves, Mr. Guy Maurin; FRONT ROW: Mr. Chance Edman, Joseph Hsu, Inkyul Kim, Gavin Zimmer, Daniel Kim, Sheldon Ang, Mr. Mark Sasse
VG SOFTBALL: BACK ROW: Julia Munson, Sara Septon, Yeorin Yun, Tori Lindsey, Alicia Chin; MIDDLE ROW: Susan Oh, Carissa Hoffmeyer, Mikaela Steinkamp, Alicia Chin, Ke-Erh Huang; FRONT ROW: Mrs. Pam Hoffmeyer, Sarah Chinn, Felicia Teoh, Esther Kim, Hannah Lawrence, Annabelle Teoh, Miss Emily Grad
K Kahrobaei, Zoe 160 Kalawathy Pakkiathai A/P A.Rajiah 166
Kanageswaran A/L Ganesan 166 Kaney, Andrew 59, 128, 142, 225 Kaney, Noah 4, 148, 225, 227 Kang, Daniel 8, 72, 85, 95, 104, 122, 138, 145, 196, 226, 228 Kang, Seungchan 157, 160 Kang, Sophia 35, 146
JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL-A: BACK ROW: Ruthie Allen, Alice Chang, Kolaya Ronzheimer, Ashlynn Ruble, Sheryl Ang; FRONT ROW: Sarah Chinn, Nicole Lee, Elizabeth Horton, Gloria Kim, Mrs. Calah Ronzheimer
JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL-B: BACK ROW: Alix Stuart, Mrs. Brandi Brewster, Celestine Teoh, Emily Chew, Lana Brewster, Mrs. Sharon Bernhardt; FRONT ROW: Amie Trescott, Mikaya Ronzheimer, Jirawan Tritham, Jia Yi Sim, Tien-Erh Huang
VG VOLLEYBALL: BACK ROW: Felicia Teoh, Sara Septon, Yeorin Yun, Mersades Zimmer, Julia Munson, En Min Saw; FRONT ROW: Annabelle Teoh, Carissa Hoffmeyer, Mikaela Steinkamp, Madaline Rude, Hannah Lawrence, Ke-Erh Huang, Esther Kim, Mrs. Lisa Munson; NOT PICTURED: Sarah Stuart
JV BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL: BACK ROW: Albert Jeong, Ryan Bernhardt, Karl Chan, Yi Yao Tan, Trevor Ronning; FRONT ROW: Mr. Scott Poole, Tyler Ronning, Linus Lim, Micah Faircloth, Daniel Kang
VB VOLLEYBALL: BACK ROW: Andrew Kim, Josiah Brake, Emmett Balzer, Teddy Zimmer, Noah Graves, Daniel Munson, Shion Fraser; FRONT ROW: Mr. Jon Horton, Keito Watanabe, Anson Chin, Daniel Kim, Joseph Hsu, Mr. Craig Roylance; NOT PICTURED: Sam Huang
U13 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Mrs. Lisa Pierce, Lydia Allen, Saidah Ly, Mrs. Nicole Corman; FRONT ROW: Nicole Khor, Caitlyn Buckland, Jeta Anderson, Kerrigan Kinsey
Kang Tick Kim 166 Kantimahanti, Neehar 134, 188, 225 Kaptain, Alina 156 Kaptain, Anjali 4, 148, 223 Kaptain, Ethan 160 Kawan House 128 Kayaking 175 Kearney, Andrew 70, 166, 213, 222, 230 Kearney, Isaac 72, 213, 230 Kearney, Sara 166, 213, 230 Kelley, Joel 24, 144, 222, 230, 231 Kelley, Seth 39, 76, 138, 214, 222 Kendrick, Darby 21, 63, 134, 143, 172, 215, 224, 230 Kendrick, Jaxon 48, 49, 144, 162, 222, 223, 228, 230 Kendrick, Melynn 74, 118, 136, 155, 163, 224 *Kendrick, Mr. & Mrs. 215 Kesavan A/L Subramaniam (Stevan) 166 Kes, Derek 3, 15, 30, 34, 35, 59, 80, 146, 222, 230 Khan, Kitty 222, 224, 230 Khaw, Ryan 55, 152 Khaw, Wen 59, 146, 227, 231 Khoo, Joseph 160 Khor, Desmond 160 Khor, Isaac 40, 41, 136, 229, 231 Khor, Khai Yi 18, 46, 47, 134, 139, 195, 222, 229, 231 *Khor, Mdm. (Joseph Hsu) 219 *Khor, Mr. & Mrs. (Khai Yi) 195 Khor, Natalie 57, 148, 223 Khor, Nicholas 48, 49, 65, 85, 138, 188, 223, 225, 227 Khor, Nicole 12, 148, 224, 226 Khor, Wayne 146, 223 Kids’ Interest Clubs (KICs) 26, 28, 29, 33 Kiehl, Joy 89, 126, 138, 224, 228 Kilgo, Anna 152, 161 Kilgo, David 24, 30, 48, 49, 148, 223, 224 Kilgo, Elisabeth 138, 230 Kilgo, Patrick 83, 122, 166, 186 Kil, Yebeen 144, 224 Kil, Yun 81, 150 Kim, Andrew 8, 12, 40, 41, 43, 46, 72, 84, 91, 114, 116, 129, 134, 149, 153, 178, 190, 214, 222, 223, 226, 228, 229, 231 Kim, Asher 62, 69, 135, 136, 228 Kim, Ashley 43, 138, 181, 222, 228, 229, 230 Kim, Dael 6, 50, 65, 75, 80, 96, 140, 198, 222, 224 Kim, Daniel 16, 18, 66, 90, 116, 135, 136, 137, 141, 223, 225, 226, 231 Kim, David 148 Kim, Esther 62, 84, 92, 97, 114, 138, 222, 225, 226, 228 Kim, Gloria 80, 104, 105, 127, 128, 140, 141, 145, 171, 224, 226, 228, 231 Kim, Gunwoo 152 Kim, Hajin 158 Kim, Hari 162 Kim, Hyun Ji 17, 60, 136, 230 Kim, In Ha 134, 151, 185, 230 Kim, Inkyul 65, 140, 185, 225, 228, 229 Kim, Jaewon 156, 223 Kim, Jaeyoun 152, 223 Kim, Jason 146, 223, 227 Kim, Jeremy 14, 31, 144, 225, 227
Kim, JiChan 154 Kim, Jisung 150 Kim, John 25, 102, 128, 144, 149, 222, 225, 231 Kim, Kevin 3, 79, 112, 113, 133, 134, 173 Kim, Louise 67, 136, 159 Kim, Lydia 6, 10, 43, 70, 75, 138, 153, 155, 214, 222, 229 *Kim, Mr. & Mrs. (In Ha) 185 *Kim, Mr. & Mrs. (Kevin) 183 Kim, Onyou 152, 161 Kim, Peter 17, 22, 36, 40, 44, 45, 114, 116, 136, 137, 183, 223, 228, 230, 231 Kim, Ruha 154 Kim, Seong-Min 15, 75, 85, 138, 159, 225 Kim, Seung Hwan 25, 144, 147 Kim, Sungjoo 154 Kim, Yeonsoo 150, 231 Kim, Yujin 144, 224 Kim, Yumin 103, 144, 225 Kindergarten 53, 158, 160 Kinsey, Kaitlyn 27, 34, 144, 224, 228, 230 Kinsey, Kerrigan 148, 224, 226, 228 Kinsey, Kimberly 24, 150, 231 Kinsey, Kurt 125, 154 Kirkland, Brooke 224 Kirkland, Graham 156 Kirkland, Neely 158 Kirk, Mia 156 Knowles, Caroline 26, 29, 166, 169, 228 Ko, Aiden 156 Koay, Amos 150, 231 Koay, Doris 136 Koay, Douglas 150 Koay, Isaac 223 Koay, Joshua 77, 142, 227, 228 Koay, Maggie 146, 224, 227 Ko, Esther 43, 68, 138, 153, 214, 229, 230 Koh, Liwei 223 Koh Samui 132 Koi, Brandon 28, 156 Kok, Zachary 17, 18, 62, 68, 118, 127, 136 Ko, Min-Song 103, 144, 147, 224 Ko, Na Young 154 *Kong Hoe 198 Kong, Min Guk 79, 122, 138, 225, 228, 230 Ko, Sophie 53, 160, 161 Kuhns, Hugo 223 Kumagai, Riku 156 Kumagi, Kanon 160 Kumar A/L AS Veeraramani, Mohan 166 Kunawaradisai, Areeya 17, 19, 23, 27, 38, 45, 62, 136, 137, 151, 229, 230, 231, Endsheets Kunawaradisai, Wansuk 7, 46, 50, 77, 107, 142, 145, 159, 188, 225, 227
L Lafferty, Jonathan 4, 18, 59, 63, 110, 115, 133, 134, 139, 177, 178, 207, 222, 228, 229
*Lafferty, Mr. & Mrs. 177 Lai, Jian Yi 8, 61, 77, 142 Lai, Owen 148 Larsen, Meilin 223 Lawrence, Alisa 10 Lawrence, Hannah 18, 126, 138, 222, 225, 226, 229 Lawrence, Warren 159 Law, Yi Lin 128, 136 *LBK School Bus 203 Leadership Retreat 22 Lee, David 54, 55, 156 Lee, Eugene 223 Lee, Hankyul 162 Lee, Jane 154 Lee, Justin 223 Lee, Kate 150, 231 Lee, Larissa 148 Lee, Lauren 66, 138, 228 Lee, Leyla 150 Lee, Mary 142, 222 Lee, Nicole 142, 222, 226 Lee, Noah 57, 148 Lee, Ray 148 Lee, Sophie 3, 160 *Lee Tong Hai & Sons Construction 195 Lee, Vivien 72, 75, 136, 151 Lee, Yejii 52, 160 Lee, Yewon 29, 154 Lee, Zach 55, 154 Lee, Zhi Yong 8, 72, 142, 227, 228 Legacy Campaign 128, 145, 163 Lego Club 29, 80 Lego NXT 80 Leong, Aidan 56, 129, 150, 231 Leong, Ethan 160 Leong, Shannen 136, 157 Leong, Sharisse 58, 144 Leow Ah Mooi 166 Leow, Jing Xuan 54, 152 Leow, Jun Sheng 150 Leow Yen Ling 166 Liew, Suzanne 64, 138 *Life Journey Centre 216 Life Science 59 Lighthouse 186 Li, Jason 52, 162 Li, Lilian 36, 38, 39, 134, 205, 214, 223, 228, 229, 230, 231, Endsheets *Li, Mr. & Mrs. 205 Lim, Daniel (Grade 5) 147, 150, 228 Lim, Daniel (Grade 9) 102, 142 Lim, Adam 148 Lim, Amanda 154 Lim, Benjamin 158, 223 Lim, Christine 56, 166 Lim, Elena 54, 55, 156 Lim, Elesya 160 Lim, Esther 154 Lim, Grace 66, 132, 134, 135, 223, 231 Lim, Hazel 160 Lim, Jerald 75, 85, 134, 149, 159, 178, 188, 211, 223, 228 Lim, Jia Yi 142 Lim, Ken Ji 162 Lim, Lee Anne 146, 230 Lim, Linus 33, 104, 138, 196, 226, 228 Lim, Mandy 138, 224, 228, 230 Lim Mook San 163
*Lim, Mr. & Mrs. 211 Lim, Myra 150, 231 Lim, Soo Qiao 146, 222 Lim, Suji 39, 62, 120, 138, 199, 214, 222, 229, 230 Lim, Sumin 131, 144, 225 Lim, Suyoung 27, 154, 223 Lim, Xu An 117, 138, 222, 223, 229 Lindsey, Luke 64, 98, 142, 225 Lindsey, Victoria 138, 225 Lin, Zachary 160, 223 Lo, Esther 146, 227, 230 Loh, Chloe 146 Loh, Daniel 146, 227, 231 Loh, Davina 59, 144 Lohman, Jarrett 25, 103, 144, 225, 227 Lohman, Jay 31, 50, 147, 148 Lohman, Jesse 4, 64, 113, 118, 126, 127, 135, 136, 159, 188, 225 Loh Sin Choon 166 Loke, Brendan 150, 231 Low, Amanda 23, 27, 47, 64, 65, 138, 224, 229, 230, 231 Low, Annabelle 148 Low, Isabelle 148 Low, Jing 26, 37, 38, 50, 79, 134, 229, 231 Luchtenburg, Alan 11, 19, 47, 70, 80, 94, 113, 134, 145, 180, 189, 196, 202, 222, 228, 231 *Luchtenburg, Mr. & Mrs. 180 Lunch 167 Lyon, Alexandra 158 Lyon, Hannah 160 Lyon, Joshua 156, 223 Ly, Saidah 11, 148, 226
M Mah, Culles 24, 144, 225 Mah, Cullno 150, 231 Mandarin 76, 77 Mani Kuppusamy 171 Manimaran A/L Kuppusamy 166 Man, Jia Jun 156 Man, Jia Ni 156 Manogran A/L Ramasamy 166 Marc, Jonathan 30 Mary Michael Aloysius (Penny) 166 *Master Piece Tailor 221 Master Studio 72, 177 Mathew, Arpita 131, 144 Mathialagan A/L N.Ramasamy 128, 166 Mathivanan, Thevva 160 Mauger, Bena 3, 4, 6, 64, 85, 86, 111, 120, 125, 128, 132, 134, 172, 175, 178, 181, 186, 188, 198, 202, 207, 225, 228 Maurin, Guy 64, 166, 225 Maurin, Mathias 4, 11, 12, 18, 21, 83, 132, 134, 178, 228 Mazalu, Abigail 52, 158 Mazalu, Nicole 156 *MCubed 203 Media Literacy 62, 68 Men’s Ensemble 229 Men’s Varsity Football 87
Men’s Varsity Volleyball 90 Mentoring 155 Merdeka Day 123 MEW 12, 42, 43 Middle School Retreat 24 Min, Christopher 55, 152 Min, Hae Song 3, 160, 165
Min, Hajin 160 Missions Emphasis Week 5, 12 Mohri, Koko 15, 146 Monawvil, Yusoof 23, 47, 68, 138, 228, 231 Montgomery, Catie 55, 152 Montgomery, Hannah 162
MS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Adelynn Tan, Mikaya Ronzheimer, Wen Khaw, Sue Grice, Lauren Worten, Lana Brewster; FRONT ROW: Maggie Koay, Esther Lo, Ashley Chew, Grace Bae, Mrs. Christine Poole; NOT PICTURED: Ning Yi Chia
JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Grace Moon, Kolaya Ronzheimer, Alix Stuart, Kalia Brewster, Christina Beaman, Ruthie Allen; FRONT ROW: Mr. Kirk Ronzheimer, Julia Galang, Sarah Chinn, Lydia Geiman, Esther Tse, Aimee Buhr, Risa Sadasa, Mr. Brian Brewster
VG BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Felicia Teoh, Sara Septon, Jessie Ross, Tori Lindsey, Mikaela Steinkamp, En Min Saw; FRONT ROW: Mr. Karl Steinkamp, Annabelle Teoh, Dael Kim, Esther Kim, Christy Chow, Amanda Low; NOT PICTURED: Emily Chew
U13 BOYS’ BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Darryl Dwumfour, Eugene Tee, Dominic Cheang, Dylan Chew, Noah Kaney; FRONT ROW: Mr. Paul Hoffmeyer, Benjamin Yeoh, Kyle Choi, Soo Wei Goh, Jake Pontrich, Daniel Loh
MS BOYS’ BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Panda Chan, Jeremy Kim, Ryan Chan, Jason Kim; FRONT ROW: Brady Rude, Tawan Teekaariyapak, Jarrett Lohman, Joseph Yun, Alvin Zhang, Mr. Joshua Murrell
JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Gabe Roberts, Edward Seong, Jae Cho, Aaron Worten, Sam Castro, Zhi Yong Lee, Trevor Ronning; FRONT ROW: Joshua Koay, Wansuk Kunawaradisai, Ruben Nyul, Tien Min Tan, Nicholas Khor, Mr. David Nguyen
Montgomery, Jacob 158 Montgomery, Zach 50, 148, 228
Moon, Grace 8, 23, 68, 77, 142, 222, 227, 231
VB BASKETBALL: BACK ROW: Alan Luchtenburg, Jeremy Worten, Teddy Zimmer, Dominic Fitzgerald, Aaron Worten, Wei Sing Goh, Alex Chan; FRONT ROW: Sheldon Ang, Linus Lim, Sam Huang, Adrian Nonis, Daniel Kang, Felix Tobias; NOT PICTURED: Mr. Chuck Arnold, Mr. Tom Penland, Karl Chan
TENNIS: BACK ROW: Aunt Jan Hogan, Keito Watanabe, Lance Choong, Kevin Chong, Mr. Ed Choong; FRONT ROW: Ning Kang Chia, Jonah Ramsey, Alex Ruble, Lilian Li; NOT PICTURED: Aiden Leong
TRACK AND FIELD: BACK ROW: Zhi Yong Lee, Joseph Chandra, Nathan Frusher, Tien Min Tan, Woo Young Chung, Joshua Koay; MIDDLE ROW: Miss Caroline Knowles, Ashley Kim, Mandy Lim, Yuuki Horie, Joy Kiehl, Courtney Soon, Mrs. Lisa Munson; FRONT ROW: Annabelle Teoh, Aimee Buhr, Christy Chow, Megan Chang, Lauren Lee, Risa Sadasa, Miss Emily Grad
TRACK AND FIELD: BACK ROW: Jarrod Chang, Min Guk Kong, Peter Kim, Jonathan Lafferty, Mathias Maurin, Bena Mauger, Yi Yao Tan; MIDDLE ROW: Miss Caroline Knowles, Hannah Buhr, Philip Yeoh, Yigal Ang, Jerald Lim, Asher Kim, Yusoof Monawvil, Richard Baek; FRONT ROW: Shoko Tezuka, Jia Qi Tan, Laura Phillips, Inkyul Kim, Felicia Teoh, Gloria Kim, Miss Emily Grad, Ms. Lisa Munson
TRACK AND FIELD: BACK ROW: Sam Huang, Gavin Zimmer, Isabel Smith, Yeorin Yun, Julia Munson, Hannah Trescott; MIDDLE ROW: Andrew Kim, Esther Kim, Ruthie Allen, Richard Baek, Zach Montgomery, Ke-Erh Huang, Karis White, Ms. Lisa Munson; FRONT ROW: Miss Caroline Knowles, Kai Ru Bok, William Johnston, Kate Buhr, Zoe Seevaratnam, Sieon Park, Julien Goh, Miss Emily Grad
MS WORSHIP TEAM: BACK ROW: Kaitlyn Kinsey, Hailey Hofer, Jaxon Kendrick, Kalia Brewster, Tate Oppenheim, Zoe Seevaratnam; FRONT ROW: Lyric Hawk, Kathryn Boyd, Kerrigan Kinsey, Caitlyn Buckland, Isaac Beaman, Trevor Nichols, Mr. Craig Roylance; NOT PICTURED: Daniel Lim
Moon, Juan 152 MS Drama 35 MS Girls’ Basketball 227 MS Sem. 1 Drama 230 MS Sem. 2 Drama 230 MSSPP Softball 100 MS Worship Team 228 Muniandy A/L Ramasamy 166 Munson, Daniel 10, 21, 63, 90, 91, 134, 151, 181, 206, 225, 226 Munson, Julia 62, 84, 93, 100, 136, 206, 225, 226, 228, Endsheets Munson, Lisa 51, 92, 93, 166, 226, 228 *Munson, Ms. 206 Munson’s Games 30 Murderball 198 Murrell, Joshua 168, 227 Murrell, Sarah 37, 168 Musical 39
Oppenheim, Tate 45, 48, 119, 144, 222, 223, 228 Owen Cedric Emuang 168
Paeck, Roy 162 Pagee, Anne-Marie 115, 116, 168 Pagee, Bob 14, 40, 128, 147, 157, 168, 231 Palanivel, Natasha 75, 140, 214, 223, 229, 230 Paos, Ang 122 Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) 15, 157, 202 Parimaladevi A/P Karapaiya (Devi) 168 Park, Ellie (Grade 4) 29, 152 Park, Ellie (Grade 10) 79, 140 Park, Ashley 56, 150, 231 Park, Daniel 55, 154, 223 Park, David 160 Park, Grace 35, 59, 146, 198 Park, Haesol 160, 223 Nadapdap, Joshua 50, 156 Park, Hanbi 29, 50, 156 Nadapdap, Laura 152 Park, Harin 71, 117, 149, 157, 231 Nadapdap, Nadya 3, 160 Park, Jonathan 81, 150, 231 National Honor Society (NHS) 128, Park, Jong Min 8, 29, 142, 222 149, 190 Park, Sieon 30, 111, 124, 131, 144, National Staff 164, 171 145, 165, 224, 228, 231 Ng, Chor Ee 30, 146 Park, Sofia 70, 140, 222, 223, 229 Ng, Luke 148 Park, Stella 154 Ng, Nathan 154 Park, Surin 158 Nguyen, David 26, 59, 168, 227 Park, Yerin 142 Nichols, Kiera 152 P.E. 74, 117 Nichols, Liza 168 Nichols, Trevor 30, 148, 165, 223, 228 *Penads (M) Sdn. Bhd. 213 *Penang Bible Church 208 NJHS/DJHS 30, 149, 231 Penang Food 121 Nomad Earth Camp 24 Penang PAC 26 Nonis, Adrian 4, 94, 95, 135, 136, Penland, Tom (Mr.) 64, 65, 85, 122, 151, 159, 196, 228, 230 168, 186, 196 “No Opera at the Op’ry House Penland, Carre 168 Tonight” 36 Penland, Maggie 157, 162 *Nyack College 218 Penland III, Thomas 160, 223 Nyul, Alexia 31, 150, 223 Perry, Jake 160 Nyul, Ruben 10, 32, 66, 98, 138, 159, Perry, Maya 158 188, 222, 225, 227 Personal Psychology 78 Perumal A/L R.Govinda 168 Peters, Soniya 154 Pham, Daniel 152, 231 Pham, John 156, 223 Pham, Paul 35, 146, 222, 231 Phillips, Kristi 37, 71, 76, 139, 140, Oh, Susan 7, 9, 29, 71, 75, 85, 100, 222, 223, 229, 230 101, 131, 134, 139, 143, 159, 223, Phillips, Laura 27, 128, 134, 165, 171, 225, 229, 230 172, 173, 178, 209, 222, 223, 228, Ong, Letitia 32, 75, 142 229, 230 Ong, Sophia 12, 18, 72, 114, 125, 136 *Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. 209 Online Class 33 Phillips, Riley 65, 88, 142, 224 Ooi, Jerald (Grade 9) 70, 88, 142 Ooi, Jerald (Grade 11) 15, 33, 72, 118, *Phoenix Press 193 Pholia, Crystal 80, 115, 140, 223 122, 136, 222, 229 Phuah, Anna 11, 148, 223 Ooi, Carsten 158, 223 Phungsonthorn, Tryn 160, 223 Ooi Cheng Cheng (Vivian) 168 Physiology 215 Ooi, Christopher 146, 223 PIC (Penang International Church) Ooi Huey Fern (Lilian) 168 124, 125 Ooi, Jerald 75, 81 Pierce, Lisa 226 Ooi, Jonathan 154 Pierce, Luke 14, 160 Ooi, Tian 23, 40, 45, 65, 66, 121, Pierce, Mary 156, 161 125, 136, 137, 177, 230, 231 Pillai, Reshwin 154 Oo, Sin Ler 140, 223 Pillai, Rishon 147, 148, 224 Open House 157
Pokélympics 8 Ponamudi A/L Valaithan 168 Pong, Zi Jian 152 Pontrich, Aaron 154 Pontrich, Charlotte 158 Pontrich, Jake 148, 225, 227 Poole, Christine 35, 168, 227, 230 Poole, Scott 30, 31, 51, 128, 168, 226 *Poulter, Mr. 198 Poulter, Scott 3, 168, 175, 198 Pre-Calculus 64 Preschool 3 162 Preschool 4 52, 160, 162 Price, William 162 PSAC Tournament 86 Psychology 79 PTO Fun Fair 128, 172
R Rainforest Bakery 173 Rajeen A/L Mareemuttoo 168 Ramasamy A/L R.Govinda (Sami) 168 Ramesh A/L Ramachandran 168 Ramirez, Jerome 120, 134, 176, 186, 202, Endsheets *Ramirez, Mr. & Mrs. 176 Ramos, Christopher 27, 51, 168, 222, 230 Ramos, Heather 51, 168, 169 Ramsey, Jonah 46, 79, 84, 109, 115, 142, 228 Rana, Daniela 15, 63, 224, Endsheets Rat Island Camp-out 175 Ravindran A/L Moses 168, 171 Reader’s Theatre 29 Recycled Crafts 29 Recycling Club 231 Remembrance Day 48, 49 Restrepo, Jesica 16, 168, 230 Rio Olympics 2016 2 RLT 39, 230 RLT Sem. 1 229 Roberts, Dustin 56, 168, 172, 225 Roberts, Gabe 63, 85, 107, 142, 223, 225, 227 Roberts, Joel 80, 114, 168 Roberts, Lydia 168 Roberts, Marshall 172 Roberts, Renae 51, 168, 172 Robotics 80 Rogers, Corinne 50, 66, 168, 231 Rogers, Kasey 83, 119, 134, 167 Ronning, Jon 44, 168, 230 Ronning, Kayla 14, 76, 125, 151, 155, 215, 224 Ronning, Rebekah 29, 53, 168, 230 Ronning, Trevor 12, 63, 104, 140, 226, 227 Ronning, Tyler 15, 144, 159, 222, 223, 226, 230 Ronzheimer, Calah 12, 168, 226 Ronzheimer, Keziah 154 Ronzheimer, Kirk 21, 61, 129, 153, 155, 168, 227 Ronzheimer, Kolaya 105, 144, 222, 226, 227, 230, 231 Ronzheimer, Mikaya 24, 27, 35, 58, 146, 226, 227, 230, 231 Ross, Jessica 72, 73, 134, 159, 177, 201, 204
*Ross, Mr. & Mrs. 204 Roylance, Carin 37, 168, 231 Roylance, Craig 59, 90, 114, 168, 214, 226, 228 Roylance, Edyn 156 Roylance, Gabriel 152, 223 Ruban A/L Themothern 170 Ruble, Alex 109, 140, 228 Ruble, Ashlynn 71, 105, 140, 222, 226, 229 Rude, Aubrey 3, 153, 162 Rude, Brady 227 Rude, Ellie 26, 158 Rude, Madaline 226 Run 4 Fun 29 Rybarczyk, Betsy 170 Rybarczyk, Craig 7, 129 Rybarczyk, Graham 158 Rybarczyk, Maddie 129
S *SAB 185 Sadasa, Risa 63, 77, 142, 145, 227, 228 Samui, Koh 133 Sangaran A/L Ramu Thaver (Susu) 170, 171 Sarasvathi Joyce A/P A.Navaseelam 170 Sarhad, Nikita 152 Saroja A/P Supramaniam 170 Sasse, Karen 51, 54, 161, 170 Sasse, Mark 26, 27, 36, 38, 39, 51, 68, 84, 99, 118, 170, 225, 229, 230 Sasse, Tim 60, 74, 80, 82, 134, 222, 229 SAT Groups 147 Sathiavani A/P Devahandran (Clara) 170 Saw, En Min 81, 140, 224, 226 Saw, En Qi 44, 74, 134, 143, 149, 201, 223, 231 Saw, Zhi Yi 140 Science 67 Seaside Café 6 Second Grade 156, 158 Seevaratnam, Matthias 27, 48, 154, 223 Seevaratnam, Noella 152, 223 Seevaratnam, Shantel 170 Seevaratnam, Zoe 144, 165, 224, 228 Selvaraja, Sahana 148 Selvaraja, Sidharta 154 Senior Class Excom 26, 44, 230 Senior/Eighth Grade Buddies 131 Senioritis 21 Senior Sneak 128, 132 *Senior Sponsors 213 Senior Transition Retreat 4, 5, 21 Seo, Jiwoo 154 Seo, Jung En 74, 212 Seong, Edward 142, 227 Septon, Sara 14, 83, 92, 93, 142, 225, 226 Septon, Sarah 93 Serve-athon 16, 17, 137 Seventh Grade 59, 144, 146 SEW 10, 42, 43 Sewing X-Block 26 Shakeel, Umair 156 Shamini A/P P.K. Sivam 170 Shanmugabalan, Anya 154 Shanmugabalan, Kieran 160, 223 Shearer, Oliver 223 Sheng, Cecelia 146, 222
HS WORSHIP BAND: BACK ROW: Mr. Josh Allen, Isabel Smith, Andrew Kim, Emmett Balzer, Noah Graves, Joel Frohlich; FRONT ROW: Lydia Kim, Natasha Palanivel, Esther Ko, Richard Baek, Aster Hng, Shannon Frohlich; NOT PICTURED: Kimberly Horton
WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE: BACK ROW: Natasha Palanivel, Ashlynn Ruble, Aster Hng, Sara Stoltzfus; FRONT ROW: Lydia Kim, Susan Oh, Hannah Lawrence, Amanda Low, Rainbow Chan; NOT PICTURED: Ms. Joyce Goh
MEN’S ENSEMBLE: BACK ROW: Tim Sasse, Jonathan Lafferty, Jerald Ooi, Noah Graves; FRONT ROW: Darian Yeap, Woo Young Chung, David Chinn, Hasung Cho; NOT PICTURED: Emmett Balzer, Keito Watanabe, Ms. Joyce Goh
HISTORY/BEE BOWL: BACK ROW: Justus Goh, Isaac Khor, Yi Yao Tan, Sam Hofer; FRONT ROW: Sofia Park, Jing Low, Alice Chang, Xu An Lim, Mrs. Melodee White; NOT PICTURED: Yusoof Monawvil
HS SEM 1 DRAMA: BACK ROW: Mrs. Lori Horton, Mr. Jon Horton, Ryan Bernhardt, Ambra Ceresa, Inkyul Kim, Mrs. Sharon Bernhardt; FRONT ROW: Lydia Geiman, Kylie Toh, Gabe Frohlich, Elizabeth Horton, Kristi Phillips, Laura Phillips, Celestine Teoh, Lydia Brooks, Ms. Mary Geiman; NOT PICTURED: Daye Jung, Jing Low
RLT SEM. 1: BACK ROW: Mr. Doug Yost, Suji Lim, Joel Frohlich, Matthew Strong, Khai Yi Khor, Alice Chang; FRONT ROW: Rainbow Chan, Denise Chai, Jing Low, Shannon Frohlich, Sara Stoltzfus, Ashley Kim, Areeya Kunawaradisai, Lilian Li, Mr. Mark Sasse
HS SEM. 2 MUSICAL: BACK ROW: Natasha Palanivel, Hasung Cho, Min Guk Kong, Matthew Strong, Peter Kim, Joel Frohlich, Darby Kendrick; FRONT ROW: Mr. Chris Ramos, Amanda Low, Celestine Teoh, Ashley Kim, Mandy Lim, Christina Beaman, Aster Hng, Elisabeth Kilgo, Aurelie D’Couto, Susan Oh, Kristi Phillips, Mr. Mark Sasse; NOT PICTURED: Aaron Chand, Kimberly Horton, Suzanne Liew, Emmett Balzer
BEST OF RLT: BACK ROW: Mr. Doug Yost, Suji Lim, Ryan Bernhardt, Matthew Strong, David Unruh, Joel Frohlich, Yeorin Yun, Mr. Mark Sasse; FRONT ROW: Lilian Li, Laura Phillips, Sara Stoltzfus, Esther Ko, In Ha Kim, Ambra Ceresa, Shannon Frohlich, Kristiana Phillips, Lydia Brooks; NOT PICTURED: Aaron Chand, Sam Hofer, Daye Jung, Kimberly Horton, Areeya Kunawaradisai
MS SEM. 1 DRAMA: BACK ROW: Gabe Frohlich, Micah Faircloth, Jaxon Kendrick, Alix Stuart, Kolaya Ronzheimer, Mikaya Ronzheimer, Kaitlyn Kinsey; MIDDLE ROW: Sue Grice, Tyler Ronning, Derek Kes, Ruthie Allen, Esther Tse, Mrs. Michele Trescott; FRONT ROW: Kate Buhr, Amie Trescott, Kitty Khan, Niko Bernhardt, Lana Brewster, Esther Lo; NOT PICTURED: Mrs. Christine Poole
MS SEM. 2 DRAMA: BACK ROW: Alexa Chandra, Micah Faircloth, Kolaya Ronzheimer, Alix Stuart, Ryan Chan, Joel Kelley; MIDDLE ROW: Lana Brewster, Kaitlyn Kinsey, Madison Edwards, Niko Bernhardt, Mikaya Ronzheimer, Micaella Baker, Ruthie Allen; FRONT ROW: Mrs. Michele Trescott, Lee Anne Lim, Esther Lo, Sue Grice, Derek Kes, Ning Yi Chia, Mrs. Christine Poole; NOT PICTURED: Esther Tse
JUNIOR CLASS EXCOM: BACK ROW: Ms. Jesica Restrepo, Adrian Nonis, Peter Kim, Jonathon Chinn, Mr. Larry Chinn, Mrs. Rebekah Ronning, Mr. Jon Ronning; FRONT ROW: Mrs. Debbie Chinn, Tommy Han, Aaron Tan, Tian Ooi, Hyun Ji Kim, Areeya Kunawaradisai, Ms. Shawna Wood
SENIOR CLASS EXCOM: BACK ROW: Mr. Lori Horton; Kimberly Horton, Josiah Brake, Emmett Balzer, Jarrod Chang, Mr. Garth Buhr, Mrs. Sara Kearney; FRONT ROW: Mr. Jon Horton, Christy Chow, Hannah Buhr, Sheldon Ang, Miss Lacey Fields, Mr. Andy Kearney with Isaac Kearney
Shin, Erica 50, 148 Shin, Ji Yun 122, 142 Shin, Rosie 17, 68, 117, 151, 157 Sim, Jia Ru 152, 231 Sim, Jia Yi 30, 144, 222, 226, 231 *Sin Chuan Book 208 Sixth Grade 57, 146, 148, 150 SKTT 115, 116, 117, 223 Smith, Aaron 148, 223, 225 Smith, Isabel 43, 65, 81, 84, 127, 140, 167, 172, 214, 222, 228, 229 Socializing 15 Song, Soo 154 Song, Taewoo 148 Soo, Abigail 131, 144 Soon, Courtney 75, 117, 140, 228 Sophomores 138, 140 Southeast Asian Forensics Tournament 40 Southeast Asian Studies 68, 118 Spanish 76, 77 Spartan Race 112 Spike and Strike Tournament 91, 92 Spiritual Disciplines 60 Spiritual Emphasis Week 5, 10 Spiritual Life 214 Spirit Week 26, 84, 159 *Sri Ananda Bawhan 185 SSR 33 Staff 164, 166, 168, 170 Statistics 64 Steffen, Elliot 31, 150 Steffen, Jonathan 29, 170 Steffen, Lukas 52, 162 Steffen, Micah 158 Steinkamp, Jacki 21, 170 Steinkamp, Karl 44, 97, 170, 179, 190, 202 Steinkamp, Mikaela 18, 93, 96, 126, 140, 141, 179, 225, 226 *Steinkamp, Mr. & Mrs. 190 Stoltzfus, Benjamin 57, 150 Stoltzfus, Sara 38, 71, 140, 222, 229, 230 Stoltzfus, Sophia 125, 144, 224 *Straits Minimart 191 Straits Quay 127 Strong, Matthew 10, 39, 41, 75, 76, 140, 214, 222, 229, 230, 231 Stuart, Alix 34, 144, 226, 227, 230, 231 Stuart, Jordan 150, 223 Student Council 8, 9, 23, 26, 47, 181, 231 Student Council Store 46, 173 Sue, Joseph 9 Sundaraj A/L Rangasamy 170, 171 Sunday Dorm Games 198 *Sunny Apparel Enterprise 212 Suresh A/L Baskaran 170 *Switch 197
T Takizawa, Saecka 156, 161 Takizawa, Shivm 160, 161 “Tale of Wonders II” 39 Talon Games 181 Tan, Aaron 16, 44, 65, 117, 128, 137, 138, 143, 157, 230, Endsheets Tan, Abel 59, 144, 147, 225 Tan, Adelynn 146, 147, 224, 227
Tan, Elynn 44, 72, 138, 151 Tan Gaik Fung (Jasmine) 170 Tan, Jeselle 158 Tan, Jesse 154 Tan, Jia Qi 138, 177, 228 Tan, Joonas 144, 225, 231 Tan, Lee Yan 154 Tan, Lee Yee 152, 231 Tan, Megan 162 Tan, Mirabelle 162 Tan, Noah 50, 162 Tan, Tien Min 142, 227, 228 Tan, Yi Yao 104, 140, 173, 226, 228, 229 Tan, Zachary 135 Tan, Zhong Xi 48, 49, 223 Tan, Zong Jue 158 Tang, Eleannor 154 Tang, Enson 150 Tang, Jaden 26, 158 Tang, Kyle 56, 152 Tang, Letyzia 55, 156 Taniguhi, Karen 154 *Tanjung Bunga Hardware 182 Teachers 164 Tee, Eugene 16, 146, 227 Teekaariyapak, Tawan 30, 146, 227 Tee, Lei 150, 223, 224 Tee, Yu 154 Tee, Yuan 154 Teh, Carol 162 Teh, Jeyden 158, 223 *Telesonic Business Communication 195 Teng, Enson 225 Tennis 109, 228 Teoh, Annabelle 18, 61, 77, 85, 96, 97, 140, 177, 225, 226, 228 Teoh, Celestine 13, 60, 76, 119, 142, 222, 226, 229, 230 Teoh Cheng Ghe 163 Teoh, Eunice 76, 77, 170 Teoh, Felicia 64, 84, 97, 101, 131, 134, 155, 178, 201, 223, 225, 226, 228, 231 Teoh, Kieran 162 Teoh, Kylie 178, 215 Teo, Mervin 158, 223 Tezuka, Shoko 4, 20, 71, 135, 139, 173, 178, 222, 228 Thanavalli A/P Kamache 170 Thanksgiving 122, 169 Third Grade 154, 156 Thomas, Cherry 152 To, Abigail 162 Tobias, Felix 4, 94, 122, 138, 196, 228 Toh, Kylie 66, 129, 131, 132, 135, 149, 223, 229, 231 Toh Poh Suan 170 Tompkins, John “Tommy” 51, 170 Touch ’n’ Go 173 Track and Field 111, 228 *Track Coaches 178 Transportation 119 Treagles 111 Trescott, Amie 34, 144, 226, 230, 231 Trescott, Hannah 12, 76, 140, 222, 223, 228 Trescott, Mark 30, 170, 231 Trescott, Michele 35, 50, 170, 230, 231 Tritham, Jirawan 25, 30, 144, 149, 226, 231 Truong, Sierra 158 Tse, Esther 27, 34, 35, 59, 144, 222, 224, 227, 230
Tse (Kang Saw Ee), Claudia 170 T-shirt DIY 31 Tucker, Nathanael 29, 156 Tung Seok Yeng (Mrs. Lee) 170 Turtle Beach 24
U U13-A Boys’ Football 225 U13-A Girls’ Football 224 U13-B Boys’ Football 224 U13-B Girls’ Football 224 U13 Boys’ Basketball 227 U13 Girls’ Basketball 226 U15 Girls’ Football 224 Uber 118, 119 Unruh, David 1, 4, 6, 21, 47, 63, 68, 82, 86, 135, 151, 159, 186, 188, 202, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232 Uplands Invitational 86 *Urban Republic 200
V Valentine’s Day 5, 122, 123 Valliammah A/P Karpaya 170 Van Crombrugge, Maxime 223 Varsity Boys’ Baseball 225 Varsity Boys’ Basketball 95, 159, 228 Varsity Boys’ Football 87, 225 Varsity Boys’ Volleyball 90, 226 Varsity Girls’ Basketball 97 Varsity Girls’ Football 89, 224 Varsity Girls’ Softball 101, 225 Varsity Girls’ Volleyball 93, 226 Vgerkuman A/L Mareemuthoo (Kumar) 170 Vianco, Belle 138 Victor Lim 170 Vijayasundaram A/L Sambantham Mudaliar 170 Vujicic, Nick 12
W Watanabe, Keito 20, 21, 23, 27, 80, 83, 84, 91, 108, 109, 128, 129, 135, 141, 149, 159, 190, 201, 221, 222, 226, 228, 231 *Watanabe, Mr. & Mrs. 221 Weidemann, Bethany 51, 143, 170, 189, 224, Endsheets Weidemann, Brian 170, 189, 190, 225, 231 *Weidemann, Mr. & Mrs. 190 Weidemann, Valerie 47, 145, 170 White, Kalista 31, 152, 223, 231 White, Karis 11, 24, 56, 150, 224, 228 White, Melodee 170, 224, 229 White, Sean 28, 54, 154 Wijntjes, Ole 129, 152, 231 Wisley, Heidi 12 Wisley, Scotty 12, 214 Women’s Ensemble 229
Won, Chan Woong 22, 47, 85, 87, 138, 143, 159, 188, 225, 231 Wong, Aydan 156 Wong, Benjamin 147, 150 Wood, Rebekah 156 Wood, Sarah 28, 158 Wood, Shawna 22, 23, 30, 31, 163, 170, 223, 230 Workouts, Weight Room 186 World History 68 *World Hoops 203 World Series 189 Worship Team 43 Worten, Aaron 142, 196, 227, 228 Worten, Andrew 81, 129, 152, 231 Worten, Jeremy 15, 60, 76, 78, 86, 95, 140, 188, 196, 225, 228 Worten, Lauren 4, 150, 224, 227 Writers’ Workshop 52
STUDENT COUNCIL: BACK ROW: Mr. Josh Allen, Woo Young Chung, Andrew Kim, Khai Yi Khor, Keito Watanabe, Miss Emily Grad; FRONT ROW: Chan Woong Won, Grace Moon, Yusoof Monovwil, Jordan Chang, Grace Chang, Felicia Teoh, Amanda Low
DORM COUNCIL: Gloria Kim, David Unruh, Teddy Zimmer, Alan Luchtenburg; Uncle Brian Weidemann; NOT PICTURED: Aunt Val Weidemann, Chloe Castro, Grace Chang
X-Block 30, 32 Xia, Mudi 158, 223 Xia, Wenqian 158 Xin, Hana Zining 158
Y Yang, Esther 144 Yang, Yoseph 150 Yeap, Darian 60, 67, 72, 76, 135, 139, 222, 223, 229 Yeap, Mika 16, 18, 36, 138, 231 Yeap, Mikaela 144 Yeoh, Ashley 56, 150, 223 Yeoh, Benjamin 57, 150, 227 Yeoh, Elijah 162 Yeoh, Joshua 144, 225 Yeoh, Philip 8, 19, 142, 228 Yost, Doug 2, 27, 39, 149, 170, 172, 190, 229, 230, 231 Yost, Marsha 2, 170 Yuen, Zachary 152 Yun, Joseph 146, 223, 227 Yun, Marie 167, 169 Yun, Yeorin 66, 84, 93, 135, 178, 201, 225, 226, 228, 230, Endsheets
Z Zhan, Alvin 156 Zhang, Alvin 146, 227 Zhang, Tian Yi 160, 223 Zhan, Kitty 144 Zimmer, Gavin 7, 43, 75, 110, 142, 181, 186, 198, 225, 228 Zimmer, Mersades 6, 19, 20, 21, 75, 92, 93, 132, 135, 149, 184, 190, 202, 226, 231 *Zimmer, Mr. & Mrs. 184 Zimmer, Teddy 7, 18, 47, 79, 83, 98, 113, 119, 122, 123, 135, 138, 151, 181, 196, 198, 225, 226, 228, 231
NJHS/DJHS: BACK ROW: Lana Brewster, Mikaya Ronzheimer, Kolaya Ronzheimer, Alix Stuart, Ryan Chan, Joel Kelley; MIDDLE ROW: Mr. Mark Trescott, John Kim, Jirawan Tritham, Wen Khaw, Levi Hawk, Paul Pham, Ruthie Allen, Mrs. Michele Trescott; FRONT ROW: Ethan Chan, Tien-Erh Huang, Sieon Park, Jia Yi Sim, Joonas Tan, Amie Trescott, Daniel Loh, Yong Yu Huang; NOT PICTURED: Esther Tse, Kalia Brewster, Lydia Geiman, Niko Bernhardt
NHS: BACK ROW: Tian Ooi, Mika Yeap, Peter Kim, Emmett Balzer, Andrew Kim, Josiah Brake, Jarrod Chang; MIDDLE ROW: Simon Jeong, Daniel Kim, Kimberly Horton, Mersades Zimmer, Ning Kang Chia, Sheldon Ang, Joseph Hsu, Keito Watanabe; FRONT ROW: Mr. Doug Yost, Areeya Kunawaradisai, Harin Park, Tommy Han, En Qi Saw, Jing Low, Kylie Toh, Lilian Li, Mrs. Corinne Rogers; NOT PICTURED: Christy Chow, Grace Chang, Hasung Cho, Jerald Lim, Mathias Maurin, Susan Oh, Felicia Oh, Denise Chai
FORENSICS: BACK ROW: Mr. Bob Pagee, Kimberly Horton, Andrew Kim, Matthew Strong, Peter Kim, Isaac Khor, Mr. Josh Anderson; FRONT ROW: Justus Goh, Grace Lim, Elizabeth Horton, Grace Chang, Tian Ooi, Lydia Brooks, Mrs. Carin Roylance; NOT PICTURED: Mrs. Kelly Burleson, Ryan Bernhardt
RECYCLING CLUB: BACK ROW: Lee Yee Tan, Ha-Eun Jeon, Ole Wijntjes, Josia De Jager, Anric Chin, Yeonsoo Kim, Jia Ru Sim; MIDDLE ROW: Mrs. Deana Arnold, Kimberly Kinsey, Kalista White, Andrew Worten, Jason Cho, Brendan Loke, Ryan Choi, Amos Koay, Jonathan Park; FRONT ROW: Kate Lee, Aidan Leong, Myra Lim, Ashley Park, Lyric Hawk, Cullno Mah, Daniel Pham, Rhys Hofer; NOT PICTURED: Zachary Montgomery, Antonio Cheong, Benjamin Hollon
n a Split Second, the fire blossoms into a large bonfire for a senior class party. David Unruh (12), thoughfully staring at his creation, demonstrated how one small spark can lead to a raging fire if one has perseverenceâ€”despite suffocating smoke and dancing flames. Similarly, as seniors depart the school, they leave behind small sparks to ignite a Legacy.
Colophon Dalat International School is a preschool-3 through grade twelve school serving missionaries and expatriates in Southeast Asia. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The Reflector is published annually; copies may be ordered by sending US$ 50.00 to Dalat International School, Tanjong Bungah, Penang, Malaysia 11200. Five hundred and fifty copies of the 2017 Reflector, Volume 56, were printed by Phoenix Press in Penang, Malaysia. Body type throughout the book is 10 pt Adobe Garamond Pro. Theme copy is accented with 14 pt Luna; theme captions are in 10.5 MV Boli. Division page headlines are 36 pt Impact Label. Student Life headlines are in 17 pt Orator Std. slanted and 28 pt. Clementine Sketch; captions are 10 pt Trebuchet MT. Groups headlines are 50 pt. DK Tartufo; sidebar headers are 24 pt. DK Tartufo; captions are 9 pt. Minion Pro. Academics headlines are 24 pt Imperator and 45 pt Clip; sidebar headers are 23 pt. Gadugi and sidebar body type is 17 pt. Euphorigenic; captions are 9 pt. Gadugi. Sports headlines are 18 pt. Minion Pro and 38 pt Plantagenet Cherokee; captions are 10 pt. Minion Pro. Community headlines are 16 pt. Post-it Pen Script and 40 pt. Sunshine; captions are 9 pt. Minion Pro. People headlines are 58 pt. HelloCasual and 18 pt. Apple Chancery; captions are 8 pt Adobe Garamond Pro. Portrait captions are in 8 pt Gravity Bold and 7.5 Gravity. All copy was written by the high school journalism staff. The computer programs used were Microsoft Word 2008, Adobe InDesign CS6, and Adobe Photoshop CS3. The staff used 10 iMacs and two Windows desktops. The staff printed rough drafts on a Canon CP405 printer. All student, staff, and group portraits were taken with a Nikon D90 camera. All candids, underclassmen, and staff portraits (except those noted by photo credits) were taken by Reflector staff. Special thanks to Mrs. Jacki Steinkamp and Mr. Jonathan Steffen for sharing photos on GoogleDrive. Thanks also to Mr. Tommy Tompkins who formatted the portrait pages and indexed the book as well as provided guidance in preparing the book for the press. The Reflector is a June-delivery book; the last deadline is late April. A supplement will be mailed to seniors in the fall, completing the year and including the Junior-Senior Banquet, fine arts festival activities, awards, and graduation activities.
2017 Reflector Staff: BACK ROW: Megan Chang, People; Victoria Galang, Community; Daniela Rana, Groups; Julia Munson, Student Life; Areeya Kunawaradisai, Groups; Josiah Brake, Sports; Ben Finlay, Sports; Jerome Ramirez, Student Life; FRONT ROW: Aaron Tan, Academics; Rainbow Chan, Academics; Ms. Bethany Weidemann, Adviser; Yeorin Yun, People; Lilian Li, Editor
Dalat’s yearbook includes photography and articles that cover the wide variety of activities in which student participate across all three s...