AA Welcomes 5 New Students
It’s 2nd semester in 2012-2013. Andrews Academy is glad that everyone has returned to AA without any accidents. Andrews Academy welcomes five new students from at least three different states and even another country. These are the new students for those who haven’t met or don’t know them yet.
Tyler Wenzel is a new freshman at Andrews Academy this semester. He is from La Porte, IN. He met Troy Furst, a senior, last summer at a birthday party for senior Daniel Rishaug. Tyler likes to play paintball and football.
“I like Andrews Academy, and I’m enjoying it very much. AA students and teachers are so nice, so I’m glad that Rishaug took me to AA,” he said. His favorite teacher is Mr. Sherman, who teaches social study classes. His goal this year is to get good grades.
Seoyeon Park, a new freshman at Andrews Academy this semester, is from South Korea. She graduated from middle school in Korea, and this is her first time studying English in a foreign country. Her uncle is a student at Andrews University, and he recommended that she study at AA. She likes to play soccer, tennis and basketball. She plays soccer very well; she was a soccer player when she was elementary school student. She used to play some instruments, including violin for five years, clarinet for a year, and alto saxophone for a year. She also likes to watch movies and to sleep.
“AA students and teachers are so awesome. I’m happy that my uncle recommended AA,” she said. She wants make a lot of friends at AA.
Colleen Chittick, who is a new sophomore at Andrews Academy this semester, is from Colorado. She was born in Berrien Springs, but moved to Colorado years ago. She likes sports and music. Her favorite sports are volleyball and football. She also likes to sing. Her goal for this year is making Silhouettes.
She added, “I really like Andrews Academy because there isn’t any drama. When I went to a public school, there was lots of drama, but in Andrews Academy, there isn’t, and the people here at AA are pretty nice.”
Nathan Oakley, who is a new sophomore at Andrews Academy this semester, is from Indiana Academy. He was born in Berrien Springs and graduated Ruth Murdoch Elementary school, so he already knew a lot of students at AA before he came here. His favorite sports are tennis and football. He especially likes to play tennis. He also plays guitar and tenor saxophone. He is enjoying this school, but one thing that he wants to learn is to enjoy choir more.
Adam Proctor is a new freshman at Andrews Academy this semester. He has lived Berrien Springs, and graduated Ruth Murdoch Elementary school last year. He took a homeschool for his first semester of freshman year. He likes football, soccer, baseball, and dirt bikes. His favorite sport is running, and he has a great mile score, which is 6:02. He likes listening to music, and he used to play piano when he was 10 years old. His favorite teacher is Mr. Riechert, who teaches P.E. classes, because he explains the rules of fitness test and how to do it very well.
“I like Andrews Academy, because the people at AA are so nice. When I came at AA, a lot of people helped me figure out school stuff, and teachers are pretty nice too. If I say my goal for this year, I would like to say get a better running score.”
Have you ever met these new people? If you haven’t, find and give a warm welcome to them.
By Jaesoon Kim