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ENESTA

February 2011

Issue #2

Indianhead International School

Ben “The Brainiac” Park: Will he cure cancer or blow up the world?

Index: Student Life - pg. 2 Academics - pg. 6 Athletics - pg. 12 Faculty Life - pg. 17

SOME OF THE ARTICLES COVERED IN THIS ISSUE WINTER CONCERT BY ANNO CHANG On Thursday, December 16, students from IIS performed in the  Winter Concert, their  final performance before the Christmas break. (Pg.2)

BEN PARK MASTERS THE SAT BY SERI LEE Just how well did Ben do on his tests, and what strategies did he employ to be so successful? Find these answers and more inside. (Pg.10)

SECOND QUARTER HAPPENINGS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BY LILY KIM (GRADE 5) Aren’t you interested what elementary is doing in second quarter? Find out what they’ve been up to inside. (Pg.7) Artist Grace Kim - Portfolio

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STUDENT LIFE

Our very own IIS Orchestra

Christmas Card by Kathy Lew

Winter Concert by Anno Chang     On Thursday, December 16, students from IIS performed the in the Winter Concert, their final performance before the Christmas break. The act launched off with the IIS orchestra, starting with "The Best of Bach," followed by a couple of other well-known pieces, such as "Fireworks in the Palace," and then finishing off with "Jingle Bells." Following the orchestra, Erin Yoo played a couple of solo pieces, flooding the audience with different emotions; from sorrow to jovial, as well as many more in between too brilliant to mention. Then the Middle School and High School Choir performed, wrapping up the concert with some jolly, festive medleys. The winter concert ended with final words from Mr. Ellis, the school principal.      After the exciting events, students were also invited to the Christmas party, prepared in the third floor's VIP Room in the high school building. Food, drinks, and games, as well as some interesting activities and gigs from the rock band, were provided for the guests. At 5 pm, both the high school and the middle school bands played some

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Lewis Lee and Bear enjoying the concert

songs. First the high school band played, warming the audience up with famous Christmas melodies such as "Deck the Halls" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." Next came the middle school band, playing more mainstream songs, both popular and not-so-familiar to the audience, such as "21 Guns" by Green Day and "The Great Escape" by Boys Like Girls. Lastly, the high school band wrapped up the whole concert with popular mainstream songs, as well as a sweet duet.      The next event was "Pass the Parcel" and a gift exchange, events in which all guests were given gifts, with some receiving more, but unfortunately, some receivin g less. The last event, lasting until the end of the party, was a dance battle. Guests casually danced to popular music, until a dance competition for two free movie tickets began. Contestants competed in groups, and the winner was decided by the loudness of screaming by the spectators. The winning group received two free movie tickets. The party ended at 8 pm, and the participants, yearning for more fun, reluctantly left for home from the last day of school in 2010. 

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Las Comidas Especiales by Hannah Ko On the 9th of December, a Thursday, our Spanish classes went on a field trip to Itaewon after school. There were middle school students, high school students, Ms. Lopez, and Ms. Hickey. We used the subway to get to the restaurant in Itaewon, but unfortunately, the middle schoolers missed the stop, so we arrived a bit later than we planned. When we arrived, I could see a big sign that said, “AMIGOS,” meaning “friends” in Spanish. Amigos is a Tex-Mex (a blend of Texan and Mexican cuisines) restaurant. When we got there, the waitress greeted us gladly in Spanish. There was Spanish music coming out of the speakers and we were waiting for the food with excitement running through our veins. Our food was

already ready for us because we ordered it before we came to Amigos. For appetizers, a Mexican waiter served nachos with salsa. There were many choices for the main dishes. One of the main dishes was a Baja Burrito, which is made of beans, cheese, lettuce, and tomato, usually rolled with chicken or beef in soft flour tortillas covered with sauce, then baked. Finally, there were two options for desserts: apple pie with ice cream (empanada de manzana con helado) and churros with ice cream (churros con helado). To summarize, our Spanish classes had a special meal and a great experience with students and teachers at the restaurant Amigos. If you want more information about Texan and Mexican foods, check out this website: http://amigoskorea.com ¡Adiós!

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“Spanish classes had a special meal and a great experience with students and teachers at the restaurant Amigos.”

¡¡¡Muy

sabroso!!!

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Assasin’s Creed III: Brotherhood (Game Review) by JoongWon Pyo     The Assassin’s Creed is back! After the big hit of "Assassin’s Creed II," many gamers had been waiting for the next sequel. "Assassin's Creed II" got a high rating of 9 out of 10, the same rating as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II". Therefore, the expectations for "Assassin’s Creed III" are very high.  "Assassin’s Creed III" starts off from where the last sequel ended. The timeframe and the plot are the same as the other two games before: the non-stop war waged by the Assassins and the Templars. However, the stage now has totally changed to Rome. It had already been known that Rome was at least two times bigger than any other nation from "Assassin’s Creed II." In one of the scenes, you can see ancient ruins and familiar land marks, such as the Roman Coliseum. The main character still is our favorite butt-kicking hero, Ezio Auditore de Firenze.     The new features of “Assassin’s Creed III” are remarkable. You fight against the blood- and moneythirsty Cesare Borgia along with his old friend Leonardo Da Vinci and Nicolo Machiavelli. You also get new minions to do your dirty work. In "Assassin’s Creed I," you could save citizens under attack, but nothing really

happened after that. However, this time, the people you saved become your apprentice assassins, and these supporting assassins will make your way to the target easier now that they are a button press away. Another great feature is the ability to use Da Vinci’s weapons more often than before. From Assassin’s Creed II, gamers were amazed with using the glider Leonardo had made. But now you can use guns and cannons Leonardo had developed. Also, horses were not allowed in cities in previous games, but that has changed. Now, you can call a horse and ride it anywhere throughout the city. An even greater improvement is the actions that can be performed in game scenes. Gamers had complaints about the similar battle scenes in the game before. However, the new moves added to the third sequel make the scenes more breathtaking and bloody.     In addition to burning down towers and developing shops in the cities, "Assassin’s Creed III" now has "Multiplayer." Multiplayer is a simple game of killing and getting killed. First, you get to choose a character to play as. Then, you are given a target to kill. Lastly, you simply track and kill your target. The difficult part about Multiplayer, however, is

that you are being targeted as well. So you better be careful. Also, when you kill, points are gained in different ways. If you make a stealth kill, you will gain more points than alarming the target and chasing him down to kill him.     The overall game play is simple, but more intense. “Assassin’s Creed III” is expected to be a huge hit and an interesting game. I suggest that you hurry and fill your wallets with cash to buy one because they will quickly run out!

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Elementary students perform during the Winter Concert 2010

Winter concert 2010

They’re either being bugs or going snorkling...

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ACADEMICS EIGHT BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ By Erin Yoo and Jinny Jang

Here again is our list of 8 recommended books for you to read during your leisure time and broaden your knowledge on various themes. The following books were once again recommended by American library sites for numerous reasons, such as benefits in college preparation. We hope you enjoy reading these eight fantastic books. INVISIBLE MAN - RALPH ELLISON This book deals with the topics of individuality, personal identity, and social and intellectual issues faced by AfricanAmericans during the early twentieth century. As the title suggests, the main theme of  Invisible Man  is the invisibility of the underdogs. THE GREAT GATSBY - F. SCOTT FITZGERALD The Great Gatsby  is a critique of the American Dream. The story takes place after the World War I. The main character and the narrator of the book is Nick Carraway, who is a young bachelor from a patrician Midwestern family. LORD OF THE FLIES - WILLIAM GOLDING This novel is about a group of British schoolboys stranded on a deserted island, who try to govern themselves but face a tragic end. The theme suggests the conflicting impulses toward civilization and desire for power.

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THE SCARLET LETTER - NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE The setting of the book is during a summer near 17th century in Puritan Boston, Massachusetts.  The Scarlet Letter  is about Hester Prynne, a young woman who struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. The author addresses themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. THE COLOR PURPLE - ALICE WALKER The story focuses on the black female life during the 1930s in the Southern United States, addressing a variety of issues, including the low position of AfricanAmericans in the American social culture.  TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE - MITCH ABLOOM A deeply moving text filled with courage and wisdom, shared by a man's honorable mentor with multitextured face of his own death. 

The recommendation of books section will be published in the school’s newspaper each and every month, so stay tuned for the next additions! Happy reading!

MACBETH- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Tells the story of a brave Scottish general (Macbeth) who receives a prophecy from a trio of sinister witches that one day he will become the King of Scotland. One of Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedies. CROSSING- ANDREW XIA FUKUDA A mystery book about a young Chinese boy, who later becomes the suspect of the murder of students from his school. 

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Second Quarter happenings in the Elementary School BY LILY KIM, GRADE 5

Aren’t you interested what elementary is doing in second quarter? Elementary was very busy going to field trips and preparing for their Winter Concert.  It took about 40 minutes to get to Everland for our first field trip. When we arrived we had so much fun twisting and turning on those rides! The best ride was the T-Express. T-Express is the largest and fastest rollercoaster in Korea. At lunch we ate fish cakes and continued playing. Our group rode about 10 rides. Most of the 4th and 5th graders rode T- Express two times or more. At Everland one unbelievable thing happened! It’s that a second grader rode T-Express three times. When someone asked her if it was fun, she shouted, “Yes!” At 3 o’clock, some of the students and all of the teachers returned to school because classes finish at 3:40. But some parents came together to Everland so some students stayed. The student left over rode more rides, and at last they saw fireworks. They were magnificent, breathtaking, and astonishing. Wouldn’t you like to ride those ride and watch that show?  The second field trip was our visit to the African museum. When we went to the museum we learned plenty of things. We saw all kinds of African instruments and tools. We made African necklaces with beads. We saw an African show and it was brilliant. We even played some instruments and danced! It was amusing experiencing the African instruments. At the end, we gave food to fishes in the pond.  After the fun field trips, the busiest event came. It was preparing for the winter concert! We prepared about six songs. I was sure that everyone was nervous. Butterflies floated in our stomachs, but we pulled it off. Thanks to Mrs. Kang, the winter concert was a smashing success. All of our parents came to praise us. Following the concert and classroom parties, the winter vacation began. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Indianhead International School, 233-3 Howon-dong, Gyeonggi-Do, ROK 480-701 | 031-870-3475 |http://iis.or.kr


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5 SAT VOCABULARY WORDS FROM WORD SMART II

Abate (v.) to subside; to reduce

BY JINNY JANG

ex. - John spilled a pot of hot coffee on his leg, which hurt quite a bit, but gradually, the agony abated.

Belittle (v.) to make to seem little; to put someone down ex. - We worked hard to put out the fire, but the fire chief belittled our efforts by saying he wished he had brought some marshmallows.

Cajole (v.) to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn’t want to do ex. - I didn’t want to give the speech, but John cajoled me into doing it by telling me what a good speaker I am.

Debilitate (v.) to weaken; to cripple

ex. - The football player’s career was ended because of his debilitated knee.

Mollify (v.) to soften; to soothe; to pacify

ex.   - The baby-sitter was unable to mollify the cranky child, who cried all night.

Taking the bears out to lunch

Elementary school celebrates the 100th day of school? Lucky kids they are!

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FOOD THAT HELPS YOUR BRAIN By Sco tt Ch oi

Having trouble concentrating for a long period of time; say, to read, to do homework, or to study for a test? Ever have a time of despair because of your lack of focus? If so, you have just wandered into the premises of overcoming your adversity. If you are struggling with the conditions above, it might simply have something to do with your interest in the activities, but it is also possible that your brain might not be functioning well. Here are some nutritious foods to help awaken your brain's potential to concentrate. Fish are the brain's best friend. Studies have proven that eating fish is good for one’s brain. The reason for fish being such an angelic food is the omega-3 fatty acid abundant in coldwater fish, such as salmon and mackerel. This type of fatty acid helps you learn new information, solve problems, focus, and even stabilize emotionally. Had spinach for dinner lately? Folic acid, a form of vitamin B found in dark leaves such as spinach, strawberries, and oranges, is beneficial for the brain's function and circulation, because it prevents plaque from building up. Folic acid also helps protect the body from heart diseases and diminishing brain function. Some scientists have also found that consuming folic acid, 800mg a day, can help slow the aging of one's brain. D-lightful Vitamin D helps human brains function well. Vitamin D plays a key role on preventing the brain from aging, so it helps the brain remain more active and alert for a longer period of time. Tests have revealed that 3,000 men who had high levels of vitamin D did better on a test evaluating their memorization abilities. Vitamin D can be supplied to the body through exposure to sunlight (UV radiation) or by vitamin supplements. I hope this list of brain foods  help you concentrate  better. There are more foods that can help your brain's health. If you are interested, you can always check out the Internet for more information.

“You need to read constantly when it comes to 'SAT: Critical Reading,' because you need to build your reading speed and vocabulary, “ ~ Ben Park

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BEN PARK MASTERS THE SAT By Ser i L ee

Congratulations to Benjamin Park, who received amazing scores on his SATs! With perfect scores on three of his subject tests and an almost perfect score on SAT: Reasoning, Ben was able to earn a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University. We asked him what IIS students can do to improve their SAT scores, and he told us the following:  "I built my motivation by reminding myself my goal of going to a great college, and I also finished practice tests as if they were computer games. You can constantly renew your highest score so I guess it is analogous to updating your 'HIGHSCORE' or your record. Also you need to read constantly when it comes to 'SAT: Critical Reading,' because you need to build your reading speed and vocabulary, negotiate complex syntactical structures, and finally know exactly what the author is trying to say; there is no room for misinterpretation in the SAT. Lastly you need to take practice tests, and I bought hundreds of prep books and I finished most of the practice tests available."

A meritorius Ben Park cheers his accomplishment

We appreciate Benjamin's advice and are proud he is a member of our IIS community! Again, congratulations to Benjamin for his great accomplishments.

Wolverine fans are thumbs up! GO WOLVERINES!!!!!

Middle school kids out greeting the first snowfall

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Tips for Future Success  by Erin Yoo 1. Keeping up high grade point average (GPA) is important, but taking extra curriculum classes is also crucial since it clearly distinguishes one from others. In order to keep up a high GPA, it is important to be closely acquainted with all the school teachers. 2. Preparing for SAT from the beginning of high school, or even from middle school, can aid a lot in improving SAT scores. 3. Taking as many AP classes related to one's main interest or goal is beneficial, since one can be better prepared for college.  4. Some colleges prefer students who take at least 2 SAT subject tests, since they can see the range of fields in which one is strong. However, if preparing for SAT II tests takes valuable time away from school study, it is not advisable. 5. It is important to know in which area one is strong when deciding one’s future career. 6. Dreaming big is important, but the effort put in to make the dream come true is also crucial. Setting up a picture of one’s dream college on the wall may help the student stay motivated and focus on his/her studies. 7. Having counseling sessions about preparing for college with the school counselor may help a lot. 8. Try not to waste too much time on time-consuming activities, such as surfing the web, playing video games, and watching television. Before one realizes it, he/she will regret for the precious time that he/she did not spend productively. 9. Enrolling in the student representative council (SRC) or being elected as the president of the SRC looks good on one's college application. 10. Concentration is one of the most important factors in studying. If one sat down in front of a desk for a long period of time without accomplishing anything, it is worthless to study. Concentrating and finishing the task in a short period is much more beneficial. In order to remain focused, it is recommended for one to clean up the surrounding area of where one is studying as not to get distracted.  Maecenas pulvinar sagittis enim.

Rhoncus tempor placerat.

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Middle School Volleyball Season WOLVERINES!!!!!!! By Remy Kuon

For the past week, middle school students  voiced  their opinions about the upcoming volleyball season. The first suggestion was about what they expected  of this year's volleyball season. Students were also asked if having more jamborees would help the players show and express their skills and improvements made throughout the season. Based on the fact that the middle school team  consists of both boys and girls, a few students suggested having separate teams for boys and girls. However, almost 80% of the students who want to participate in middle school volleyball disagreed with this suggestion. The most important thing for middle school students was sportsmanship (attitude) and team work. Each of them shared his/her opinions about what kind of attitudes players should have and what they should remember while competing. Some of them were: "Whether they lose or win,  the  team  should work  together," "Accepting how the game is running," and "Having a positive behavior during the game." Although students willing to join the team are extremely excited about this year's volleyball season, they are worried about whether or not there will be enough middle school students signing up for the team. The middle school volleyball team will not be created if they are lacking the right number of players. Hopefully, the middle school volleyball team will have enough people to form a team and keep in mind that the positive attitudes are most vital when competing. 

in Varsity Boys Basketball caught

a rare moment of inactivity

Girls Varsity Basketb all beaming with prid e

in their eyes

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Interview with the Basketball Coaches BY LAMONIKA DAVIS

1.) How do you feel about the previous games so far?  Mr. A: "Pretty good. We have good plays; I think we are doing well. Our effort is great."  Mr. S: "I've been pleased with our results. I got everyone on the court, and they have been doing well." 

2.) How is your attitude during the games?  Mr. A: "Every game is like a new beginning. I get nervous, just like some of the girls. I think about how to set up

the game and our strategy."  Mr. S: "Sometimes when our offense and defense is good and we have good plays, I'm relaxed. Other times I feel as if I'm on the verge of a heart attack, but I'm usually confident." 

3.) How do you feel when the team has lost a game?  Mr. A: "I feel bad only if I know we didn't play to our max. Other than

that, I feel good, because I know we did our best.”  Mr. S: "Well, yes, disappointed, but I wonder what I could do as a better coach. We look at the good, analyze, and take care of the bad decisions."  4.) Do think you will make it to the Championship?  Mr. A: "At a tournament, anything is possible."  Mr. S: "We have a good chance - yes - but it's going to take good team effort. No slowing down, keep it strong, and be serious. Yes, any team can make it." 

have better defense and have great team work."  6.) Do you feel that the players could improve more as a team?  Mr. A: "As a team yes, I feel that every team can always improve by working together. We have good defense."  Mr. S: "Definitely, absolutely. I think we can always improve. They just have to have confidence and believe in themselves and trust one another." 

5.) Do you think the players have improved since the beginning of the season?  Mr. A: "Yes, definitely. From the first game to now, we have made fewer mistakes during a game.”  Mr. S: "We have come a long way and doing better every year. We

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Interview with the Basketball Players By Rachel Ro 1. How do you feel about the season so far?

Jason Youn - I feel confident about the season and everything is going good so far. I think we are doing really well as a team. Rae - Oh - I feel great about the season so far, we've progressed a lot with different types of strategies for our plays. Jae Keun - I think our current rank in the Conference tells of our hard efforts. We are about half way through our season and we have  lost only once, which was an extremely close game. Everybody's, meaning every single player in the team’s, sweat was sacrificed for this gracious outcome 2. Are you confident about getting a place in the season?

Kris Park - As a team we'll play our best and show that we've been working out hard. I hope that our hard work will bring us a good placing. Andrew Youn - I’m always confident! I have a lot of faith in our team. We have a lot of chemistry, and we know how to take care of business on the court. As long as we keep playing good defense, we will be holding 1st place at the end of the year. 3. What are your goals for the season, and do you think you can achieve them?

Hannah Ko - My goal is winning all the games for the rest of the season and also getting a good result on the tournament. I think we can achieve these goals because our team is working very hard. Jonathan Park - I have two goals, as a team and as a personal. As a team I want to be first place in both Conference and Tournament. And personally, I would have to avoid an injury. 4. What aspect is necessary for being a successful team?

Young Gi - I believe that we all should respect each other and help when they are needed. Raeoh Choi - As the coach says, responsibility and passion is needed for being a successful team. Andrew Youn - To be a successful team you have to have great chemistry. On the court we take care of business by playing together and working hard to win. Off the court we all like to joke around with each other and just have fun. These are the things that make a team successful. 5. Do you think the team has good team spirit? How so?

Jae Keun - Since  we are  students, it is very difficult to devote time and effort into sports. We lack both endurance and the time to do so. But despite the difficulty, everybody has been responsible as a part of the team. I believe every single player has high passion towards the team. Michelle Muse - I think our team does have a good team spirit because, we always tell ourselves that we can do better next time when we lose a game. :) 6. What do you think about the coach's strategy for improving the team?

Jason Youn - I think the coach's strategy for making the team better is just to get us working. Mr. Syverson pushes us during practice, which makes us better as individual players and as a team. After every game and practice, we're always tired, but stronger the next day, which is good. Jenny Ko - Mr. A tries to figure out what we need to put more effort into and tries to focus more on our mistakes during the game, so we can bring up good results next time. 

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Interview with the Basketball Players (cont.) By Rachel Ro 7. Are there any rival teams that you feel competitive against?

Hannah Ko -  I think all the  Division  Two  schools have good strategy and players. But I feel most competitive against International Christian School Uijeoungbu (ICS-U). Jae Keun - We have lost a single game against ICS-U. I say, everyone in our team feels rivalry against the team, which is why we MUST win the next game against ICS-U. Andrew Youn - Yes!! Our rivals are mainly CCS and ICS-UIJ. CCS has always been a rival of mine after they beat us in the championship game 2 years ago and last year in the semi-finals. ICS-UIJ is our rival, mainly because they beat us in our first game this year, and we want to pay them back when we play them on Jan. 17th. 8. Are you putting your full efforts and dedication to your team and basketball?

Kris Park - I put in my full, maximum effort and dedication into the team and basketball. I've been waiting for this season since last soccer season! Jeffery Thomson - I am doing my best to bring up the team and help in every way. Rae-oh Choi - Of course! Personally, I think I’m working harder because becoming one of "the starters” is my goal. 9. How do you feel about keeping up both academics and sports high at the same time?

Hannah Ko - It is hard to keep up both at the same time, but I think academic is  before sports  because I’m a student. Nevertheless, sports is one of my concerns and hobbie,s so I am not going give up on it either. Jonathan Park - It is tough job to handle, both academic and sports. Since I’m a student, keeping track of my academics is the essential thing, and sports are the latter.  Jae Keun - I am half asleep right now, because I had to stay up all night yesterday for homework, and also stay after school today for practice. Without good time managing, a player could experience utter exhaustion. 10. Any last words?

Young Gi - GO WOLVERINES! Kris Park - LET'S GO LADY WOLVERINES!!!! Raeoh Choi - IIS! FTW!  Jason Youn - We just want more people and students to come to our game and show support. Andrew Youn - We need everyone from IIS to come out to the home games and cheer for us! Thank you!

A too fast for the camera Andrew Youn on the move

Mr. S has got our back!

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Cecelia Patterson shares a smile with the camera

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The always dapper Andrew Youn

Andrew Youn Birthdate: 7/31/92 Birthplace: Seoul, Korea Height: 6'2'' or 190cm Years playing basketball: 8 years by Sua Kim Position: point guard, shooting guard, small forward Strengths: 3 pointers, driving in, passing, leader, rebounding Weaknesses: committing turnovers Highlight of the season: When we beat our rivals, CCS, at their home floor. Describe 'basketball' in three words: exciting, fast, power Why do you like this sport?: I love basketball because it is a part of me. Because I want to get better at it each and every day, basketball helps me become focused and motivated. Without basketball, there wouldn't be

Player Profiles

Cecilia Patterson Birthdate: 9/24/1993 Birthplace: Ft. Bragg, North Carolina Height: 5'5'' or 168cm Years playing basketball: 2 years Position: center Strengths: Defense, rebounding, free throws Weaknesses: making a strong pivot Highlight of the season: So far I feel that the highlight of our season was our game against CCS. Our team played really well and we were really motivated. Even though we did not win, we definitely improved on many things. Describe 'basketball' in three words: challenging, competitive, fun Why do you like this sport?: I like basketball because it is very competitive. It requires a lot of energy and strength from a person both physically and mentally. Indianhead International School, 233-3 Howon-dong, Gyeonggi-Do, ROK 480-701 | 031-870-3475 |http://iis.or.kr


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TYSHONDA’S TEACHER TELL-ALL by  Tyshonda’s  Gutsy  Ghostwriter

In the last issue of Enesta, Tyshonda Davis took it upon herself to help the IIS community get k to now the teachers a little bit better. Her first victim was Ms. Boyle, the 9th and 10th grade English Language Arts teacher. Although the article was a huge success, Tyshonda hasn’t been the same since. Whenever we approach her about her column, she responds in a shaky voice, “No! I…I can’t do that again…it’s too much of a risk!” Could it be that revealing too many juicy details had consequences? We couldn’t let the teachers win, so the stories will continue! Teacher: Suzanne Ross (AP World History and Sociology) Attended school: Ms. Ross went to Faribault High School in Faribault, Minnesota, about 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities. “It was just your usual small town,” she says. Years attended: (1996-1998) She graduated in 1998 and there were about 350 graduating seniors in her class. Favorite subject: Ms. Ross loved US History in high school. Actually, her real favorite was World History, but they didn’t have that course in high school; it was only in junior high.

Extra-curricular activities: “I did everything,” she says, including orchestra (she played the violin), soccer, track and field (where she was the conference champ two years in a row —she still holds the school record!), and science team. Popularity: Ms. Ross was known in her school as the know-it-all. She was very thoughtful and artistic, and passionate about a lot of subjects. She was the one who was always there to help you out! Miss Ross shares her warm smile Trends: Grunge clothing and amidst our chilly gym. music was all the rage while Ms. Ross was in high school. Grunge was born from alternative rock and was, well, grungy! “Everyone was into it!”

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(continued from page 17) Teacher: Benjamin Welter (7th and 8th grade English and Social Studies) Attended school: Mr. Welter went to Northwest Junior High in Coralville, Iowa. A junior high is a little different than middle school; it had only two grades (7th and 8th). Years attended: (1996-1997) In junior high there were about 390 kids in Mr. Welter’s class, but he says, “There were only 19 in my sixth grade class, so imagine going from having a really small class to a really big one.” Favorite subject: Mr. Welter’s favorite junior high class was Global Studies because, he says, “We watched The Hunt for Red October to learn about Russia…I’m fuzzy on the learning objectives.” Extra-curricular activities: Like Ms. Ross, Mr. Welter says he was in ALL of the extra-curriculars. He was worst at basketball, though – “But I was the most reliable and highest scorer on B team #3! I suppose I should mention that I scored about 3.2 points per game…” Popularity: Mr. Welter was, as you have probably guessed, the class clown. Once, he made the class laugh so hard

that the teacher was in tears and had to call a five minute break just so that everyone could calm down. On the other hand, he also remembers turning in a math project two minutes late and watching the teacher rip it up in front of his eyes. (Moral: No late papers, kids!) Trends: While wearing his fashionable JNKO skater jeans, Mr. Welter discovered the popular world of James Bond, because that was when GoldenEye first came out. He also says he remembers dancing his first slow dance to the most in-demand song, “Waterfalls,” by TLC. Who was the girl? “I wish I could remember.”

Trust us when we say: Mr. Welter has a great sense of humor!

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ENESTA February 2011

Enesta Issue #2

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