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Translating between English and Japanese – Inter-Cultural Communication GCD

Posted in Core Value, GCD, and Inter-Cultural Communication

I speak English and Japanese fluently, and I have noticed the different levels of formality between English and Japanese during the past few years. As a member of Chiku Service group, I have participated in many Chiku visits. In the visits, we either help them prepare meals by cutting vegetables…

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Demonstrating Research, Organization and Collaboration Skills – Academic Skills GCD

Posted in Academic Skills, Competency, and GCD

Throughout my 10th grade year, I have demonstrated various academic skills including; research, organization and collaboration skills. Academic skills are essential in the learning process, and I believe that demonstrating these skills have influenced my high school life both academically and non-academically. Research I developed my ability to research effectively…

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Being Able to Speak English, Korean and Japanese – Multilingualism GCD

Posted in Areas of Expertise, GCD, and Multilingualism

Growing up as a multilingual person and having the ability to speak Korean, English, and Japanese fluently has influenced my learning both in and outside of school in many different aspects. Korean I have a South Korean nationality with both of my parents having pure Korean blood. Korean is considered…

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Being involved in Sports Teams Throughout the Year – Wellness GCD

Posted in Competency, GCD, and Wellness

In grade 10, I joined the Varsity tennis team in season one, Field Hockey (not necessarily in the Varsity team) in season two, and the Varsity badminton team in season three. Through being involved in school sports teams for all three seasons, I have improved my wellness in both physical…

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Being Involved in the Van der Poel Service Committee – Community Engagement GCD

Posted in Community Engagement, Core Value, and GCD

Since 9th grade, I have been involved in the Van der Poel service committee, a service group in high school which aims to communicate and spend time with the children in two orphanages –– Kofu and Kodomo no Sono. We have annual visits with each of the homes, including the…

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Growing as a Musician through Playing the Piano and the Trumpet – Artistic Expression GCD

Posted in Artistic Expression, Competency, and GCD

  I have been playing the piano since 1st grade with some breaks in between, and the trumpet since the start of 6th grade until now. Outside of school, I have been taking weekly piano lessons from a piano teacher since little, although I have not been taking lessons recently…

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