I love where I come from: my Mexican background from my parents and the city I was born in, Chicago. A day in my life could be full of totally different things like painting, studying, running, playing sudoku, smiling or quietly thinking. My personality is genuinely quiet, but I want to say that even though I am excited for whatever comes after high school, I am equally excited about spending my senior year at GCE.
I chose GCE because I wanted to be in a place that embraces diversity and different perspectives. Diversity is seen in the student body, but also in the ideas that are growing at the school. Students are encouraged to have confidence in their opinions so that they can have the voices to speak those opinions. Picasso draws his bulls from different perspectives, and classes at GCE use different perspectives to stimulate discussion and deepen knowledge.
I am from Burma Chin State. We moved Burma to India and returned back to Burma. We moved from Burma to Malaysia and Malaysia to USA. I and my family faced a lot of difficult life. I like to traveling, playing guitar, drawing and taking photos. I also interest an animation and computer technology. I am a listener and talk-less. However, I try my best to talk a lot in English to get better my learning skill.
I went to Roosevelt High School for 2 years before I go to Global Citizenship Experience. One of Refugee one worker asked me if I want to go to GCE and explained about it. What the most I interested it about was GCE is new school. So I decided to go to GCE in 2010 because first of all I wanted to go to the new school and explored how it is like. I also wanted to make something that remarkable for it even though who I am. My learning skill is getting better since I moved to GCE. I know myself I will get better and better and better because of GCE learning styles. I believe it is the path of which will guide you into the way you want to be.
I am from Glencoe. I have lived in the northern suburbs my whole life. I come from a family of six. I have two brothers and one sister. When I’m not at GCE I’m most likely hanging out with friends or doing something active (running, playing basketball or working out) or doing volunteer work. I’ve found that I have a passion for psychology and want to become a psychologist after college.
I chose GCE because I found that the other schools models didn’t work with my learning style.
I live in Logan Square on the north west end of city. For the first three years of high school I attended Brewster Academy, which is a boarding school on the east coast. The reason why I chose boarding school was because I wanted to experience independence and build relationships by living with peers. I captained the varsity soccer team and played varsity hockey for multiple years at Brewster. Outside of school, I have many friends in Chicago that I maintain contact and spend my breaks with. Now that I am home, I can enjoy spending time with them more and continuing my relationships with them. Outside of school, I also started a clothing company called PRC Clothing. It is an idea that I had in light of my aspirations to become an entrepreneur. I plan to take my business as far as I can, so I can build relationships and learn skills that will further my career in the future.
I had no previous knowledge of GCE before it was recommended to me by a family friend, when I explained my aspirations to come home and finish my high school course work in Chicago. After reading about GCE, I thought to myself that this place would be perfect for me because it integrates learning with the real world around me. That sparked my curiosity because I always questioned lessons that I learned in school and thought, “how am I going to use this in the real world?” GCE will give me the tools to integrate into society, as well as build myself as a successful student.
I like to write poems and hang out with friends and family. I grew up in Chicago, Cabrini Green projects, which were located on the North side. My auntie raised me and she is a big part of my life; she is always there for me and she is very understanding; we can talk about anything. I am an auntie’s baby, I love hanging out with her and talking to her.
I chose GCE because the teachers here are helpful and you can talk to them about anything; they also stay after school to help you finish work that you didn’t finish. They also make sure that the students go on to good colleges to help them better themselves for the future. I also chose this school, because it was a small private school and it was something different than what I was used to going — which also means that there are less drama; when I came to visit, they were like a little family, so now that I go here I am part of the family and we want that to continue to other students that want to come here. I love GCE!