Class of 2022 Can and gown group photo

Nael Park

In this Senior Spotlight, meet Nael from South Korea, who joined the Class of 2022 four years ago. 


When you think of high school, what song comes to mind?

Immortals: Fall Out Boy


What’s your favorite TV show or movie?

Interstellar by Christopher Nolan


What have you been involved in at ICSB?

I've been involved in Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer, Student Council, NHS, Chapel Team, HS Band, HS Choir, and Yearbook.


How long have you been at ICSB?

I've been here since freshmen year.


What’s your favorite place on campus and why?

The gym because basketball has been such a huge part of my life that nothing felt better than playing on that court with my friends.


How have your teachers impacted you?

Mr. Hughey (former Upper School Band teacher) has made a lasting impact because he taught me to be confident in my skills and to not be afraid to show my faith to those around me. He encouraged me when times were tough, and he was someone I could always talk to. 


What’s your favorite thing or memory about ICSB?

It's a tie between the annual basketball tournament and the musicals. 


What is an experience you’ve had at ICSB that you couldn’t have had anywhere else?

The community in general. I am going to miss this safe community where people genuinely care about the well-being of others. This was the safest school that I have attended in my life, and I will be forever grateful for it. 


What are some of the ways you’ve grown since you first came to ICSB?

I went from 6 ft to 6ft 1.5! 😉


What colleges did you apply to and where are you planning to attend?

I've applied to Baylor, Biola, PBA, APU, ASU, Columbia College Chicago, UNCSA, Liberty, Calvin, GFU, and Taylor. I have been accepted to the majority of the ones listed. I haven't decided which one I'll be attending, but I will be studying film production.


What is your dream job?

Being a movie director.