Class of 2022 Can and gown group photo

Suzuno Kashiwa

In this Senior Spotlight, meet Suzuno from Japan, who joined the Class of 2022 a little over three years ago. 


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

"10,000 reasons"  from Matt Redman. This song is very memorable for me because it's my favorite worship song.


What’s your favorite TV show or movie?

My favorite movie is "The Intern". 


What have you been involved in at ICSB?

I have played on the basketball teams, participated in dance club, and played in the Middle Grades and Upper School musical orchestras. I've been in Beta club, chapel team, AP art, and AP Statistics.


How long have you been at ICSB?

I have been at ICSB since the 4th quarter of 9th grade. 


What’s your favorite place on campus and why?

Miss Swenson's classroom. Because the first year, that classroom was the ELL classroom. This year, it is the AP statistics classroom, where I learned a lot of statistics with using extra time. So that classroom is a very memorable place for me.


How have your teachers impacted you?

Mrs. Curby
I had her class for ELL and English class for 3 years. Because of her class, I could improve my English skill. She is one of the best teachers in ICSB. 


What’s your favorite thing or memory about ICSB?

To play music in Band class. I had never played music with other people before. But after I took band class, I realized how much fun it is to play music with other instruments and people. And I played music with Miss Castro, it was a very memorable and very good experience for me too.  


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

To share and see the cultural difference. ICSB is an international school, so students are coming from different cultures and it is interesting to learn more about them. 


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

Probably my English skill has grown since I first came to ICSB. My first language is not English. First time I came to ICSB I had terrible English skills. But I studied English grammar and I spoke English a lot to my friends, classmates, and teachers. I still have poor English vocabulary, but I think it's better than the first year.  


What are your future plans?

I will go back to Japan, and prepare for college entrance exams.