Yeong Seon Han

Yeong Seon Han

In this Senior Spotlight, meet Yeongseon from South Korea, who attended ICSB for thirteen years.

What have you been involved in at ICSB?

MS band, HS band, Musical, Stage Crew, Choir, Yearbook, Art, Volleyball, Basketball, Dance Team

Share about a teacher(s) and how they have impacted you positively.

Growing up in ICSB, many teachers have positively impacted me. I started to hate reading books starting in Middle School because I found them tremendously boring and cliche, but Mrs. Curby's English class introduced me to a variety of literature where it got me curious and made me enjoy reading rather than feeling forced to read for class. She also helped me grow my confidence in interpreting stories in various ways, since there isn't a necessarily "correct" answer.

Mrs. Ferguson greatly impacted me by teaching me to do the right things even if I am going through a dark time where I can be easily tempted to do wrong actions. I remember getting caught asking my upperclassmen friends to give me answers to my math homework in 6th grade for the first time because I found the assignment too difficult - I don't remember what Mrs. Ferguson told me because I was busy bawling my eyes out from the fear and guilt, but this small event never left my mind since then. She was there for me when I was unstable and helped me make my decisions more wise.

Another teacher who positively impacted me academically is Mrs. Márton. I still use some of the words I remember from her Hungarian class and a few... German words to go "einkaufen" or casually eavesdrop on what people are talking about in the city :D The unit about public transportation and different locations especially became useful in my life as I like to go out pretty often. Her German classes were challenging but not too difficult, motivating me to keep learning. I will miss the textbook with the weirdly photoshopped pictures and the different forms of genders which always humbled me.

What’s your favorite thing or memory about ICSB?

This one has mixed emotions but is iconic - distance learning. I had so much love-hate relationship with this, but it was a special time for me to spend time with people online. I stayed in calls and played video games with friends for hours (touching grass wasn't a thing back then - trust). I loved Mrs. Peck's math class. We listened to a bunch of math songs and the famous "YOU GUYS ROCK!" will always stay iconic.

What has been the highlight of your senior year?

Spending time with classmates inside/outside of class and whatever goes on in the "family gc."

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

I came to ICSB in Pre1st not knowing any English and being the most shy/quiet kid in the class... so there have been obvious changes since then, but overall I had so much character development. I became more confident in expressing my thoughts and I became more understanding towards myself and others by being open-minded. Being in a Christian school for 13 years deepened my knowledge of Christianity. Although I don't fully consider myself a believer, I am open to ideas of religion and find them interesting. One last thing that grew rapidly coming up to high school - especially since Junior year is the amount of detention I got from being TARDY in class. Before, I never got in trouble nor got my name on the whiteboard, meaning I never had a single detention in my life until high school - for being tardy.

Will you be attending college next year? 

No, I am taking a gap year

What will be your major or area of focus?