Wednesday, April 15, 2009

KIS Profiles

Annual Giving Supports KIS People
The Annual Fund gives KIS the means to develop and continue programs that make this school a truly outstanding place. The Fund creates opportunities for KIS students to achieve all kinds of excellence and has a direct impact on KIS ability to attract exceptional teachers and tomorrow’s leaders. In this month’s profile, I would like to introduce Shreya DeMonte, and Leif DeJong.

Shreya DeMonte

Projects Assistant / 2009 Year Book Staff Advisor / 2009 All School Musical ‘BIG’ – Backstage Assistant

Home: Delhi

Years at KIS: 3.5 years - Shreya began as a volunteer at KIS in Jan 2006, before becoming Projects Assistant, working on projects such as the Outdoor Education Program, Archives, data management, KIS marketing films and KIS branding and imaging.

Sports & hobbies: Volleyball, frisbee, swimming, cooking, crocheting, poetry, blogging, and drama production. Shreya is assisting with makeup and costumes for the upcoming All School Musical ‘BIG’.

Music: A self-proclaimed inability to hold a tune, but appreciates music very much.

Organizations: AIESEC, AIESEC, (pronounced as one word; originally an acronym for Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) is an international, not-for-profit, non-political organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. It describes itself as “The international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential so as to have a positive impact on society”. Shreya was Vice President of Delhi office.

Languages: Speaks Hindi and English.

I would like to see KIS keep its charm and keep affecting students in so many positive ways.” -Shreya DeMonte

Leif DeJong, Class of 2009 - Grade 12

“KIS has given me opportunities to discover what I like, what inspires me, and excel in it!” -Leif DeJong

Home: Bodi, Nayakanur

Years at KIS: Leif attended 5 years of school at KIS, first in Elementary School and then returned for grades 11 & 12.

Clubs & Organizations: Multicultural Club, SoEx and volunteer work for Bethania and Blue Mango

Sports & hobbies: Track & field, gymnastics, indoor soccer, rowing, fixing stuff, learning about other cultures, design - everything from Lego buildings and treehouses to drama sets. Leif is designing and building the sets for the upcoming All School Musical ‘BIG’, as well as performing in a leading role.

Music: Drums, percussion, singing, KIS choir, has just begun guitar lessons, listening to Tribal, New Age and World music.

Languages: Speaks French, Tamil, English

Favorite Teacher: Sharma Mataji

Favorite Class: Psychology

Future: After graduating from KIS, Leif will be heading off to college in Indiana, USA. Inspired and encouraged by his father to follow his interests, Leif will study computer science and liberal arts, and eventually would like to use his expertise to help developing countries.

I would like to see KIS provide the individual support to help students discover their creativity and be encouraged to follow their dreams.”