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Work Experience- YIS SUMMER PROGRAM ( assistance teacher)

I never tried working for a paid job however, I have worked in school and outside of school as an unpaid job. Personally, It doesn’t really matter to me if I get paid or not paid because I like to help other people and it makes me happy and achievable in life when doing an…

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Management- maintaining volleyball, cheerleading and academics

I never thought volleyball would be my second competitive sport. I started volleyball as a school sport since middle school (I guess, to some extent it is competitive) however volleyball was my additional sport. My thoughts have changed this year in junior year, 11th grade. I understood the fun and the excitement of volleyball. through…

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Community Engagement- Service

Over the past 4 years in High school, I was involved in many service groups. The services I was involved was Dragon council, Sustainability, HOPE, Chiku center, and HS Refugee, however, I am very proud of the effort I have shown in Dragon Council and HOPE group. 11th grade was my first time to HOPE. I…

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Wellness- Cheerleading

Now that I think, I am glad I did cheerleading outside of school. I was in a Japanese community with strict Japanese rules which is tougher compared to inside school activities. An example I could give is mainly manners and also they only gave us 30sec of water breaks. After a water break, we needed to…

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Advanced Academics- Pre-College Summer Program 2017

The summer of 2017, after 10th-grade year, I traveled to California, Los Angeles to participate in a Pre College summer program in UCLA. I used to go to sports camp and have homestay, however, going to a college and staying in a freshmen’s dorm was my first time in my life. I wanted to participate…

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Inter cultural Communication

English is one of the most known languages in the world. I learned English and Japanese at the same time. As I grow up, there were years I felt English is my strongest language compared to Japan however, there were also other years I felt Japanese is my first language as well. Still yet, I…

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Academic Skill

This was my first year writing a Paper 1. To some extent, I had some difficulties writing a paper one more than doing my Oral commentary or a written task.  I was really worried about my exams which were coming up on May 22nd. Before the exams, as a class, we all agreed to come…

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Global Understanding- Cambodia Trip

I have joined a service group called “Hope.” In HOPE service group, our general goal as a club is to support and deepen the relationships between these rural communities in Pursat Province, Cambodia and our partnership with HOPE in YIS. Before going to Cambodia, we make our own individual fundraising to go to Cambodia and as advocates raising awareness inside and outside of…

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GCD: Leadership – Volleyball

Volleyball is another sport I am very passionate about. I started playing volleyball as a school sport since 6th grade and started as a C team captain to an A team captain in 7th grade and 8th grade. As it gets competitive in High school year, it was my dream to be a captain before…

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Wilderness Engagement – Okinawa Trip

As part of the school curriculum, I went to Okinawa; a week-long expedition outside of school.  The Okinawa trip is a scuba diving expedition that allows students to earn PADI open water dive certification and engaging with nature under the sea. This was my first time going to Okinawa and seeing the beaches there. Since I am a…

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