Tuesday, April 28, 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 Shekinah Truman and Rachel Laitflang.

Shekinah Truman, Class of 2000 - Admissions Officer

Hometown: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Years at KIS: 10 years as a student (grade 3 – 12) and 3 years as KIS staff as Administrative Assistant for MYP / MSA, as ESL teacher and currently in the Admissions department.

Organizations: Participates in SoEx activities when time allows

Sports: Badmitton, volleyball, field hockey

Hobbies: Relaxing and watching TV in the few spare moments she has from caring for her 1 year old baby girl, Shifra.

Music: Loves listening to Reggae, Alternative, Hip Hop & Rap

Languages: Speaks Telugu, English

Favorite teacher while a student at KIS: Mr Menon

Favorite subject while a student at KIS: Psychology

"KIS has given me a sense of independence and inner strength, which helped me face the world on my own."

Rachel Laitflang - Class of 2009

"KIS has given me numerous opportunities to grow in all that I have done and it has also nurtured my talents in sports and music. "

Hometown: Shillong

Years at KIS: 8 years, starting in grade 3

Organizations: NHS. STUDCO, SoEx - Bethania Kids Home, Shenbagnur Orphanage, Green Team, Earth Day, Kodai Music Festival

Sports: Track & field, basketball, hockey, racquetball, volleyball, softball and badminton for fun

Hobbies: Reading, listening to and playing music

Music: Plays piano, used to be in KIS Choir but now sings at church and assemblies. Listens to rock music and classical!

Languages: Speaks English, Hindi, Khasi

Favorite teacher: Mr Menon

Favorite subject: English and History

After graduation: Will attend university in India, and hopes to major in English Literature. Teaching and education are careers that interest Rachel, but she also loves to travel and thinks journalism is a possibility.

"I would like to see KIS send graduates who have made use of all that this school has to offer and I would also like for KIS to plant in them a desire to give back to the school that has made them who they are today."