STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Jong Lee

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Every student that shows up in class on Saturdays has a different story, a different background, and a different motivation for studying German.  In this student spotlight, we’ll introduce you to a member of the intermediate class, Jong Lee.

About Jong:  Jong was born in South Korea, and moved with his family to Seattle when he was eleven years old.  After high school, Jong got a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at University of Washington in Seattle.  Then he went on to the University of Texas at Austin for an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.  His first “real” job was with Siemens Power Generation in Orlando, Florida.  Jong became a U.S. citizen in 2001, and came to Phoenix in 2006 to work for Honeywell Aerospace.

Jong’s Reason for Learning German:  Jong took a couple of semesters of German while in Austin because he got hooked on a German band, Rammstein.  He enjoyed the German classes, but after he moved to Orlando he wasn’t able to keep up the German studies.  He was pleased to find German School Phoenix and resume taking classes when he relocated here.

Something about Jong that Might Surprise You:  Jong’s dream is to become a full time artist.  He liked to doodle and draw as a kid, so he signed up for art classes when a friend gave him a coupon for them.  His talent quickly developed from there, and he is now an accomplished painter.  You can see his work on his Instagram account, gymkata9124, or on these websites:

http://www.fineartconnoisseur.com/pages/22146632.php

https://artrenewal.org/pages/salon_winners.php?contest=2014-2015%20Salon&page=Figurative

http://trac2015.org/competition-4-winners/

 

 

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GSP at Tempe Library International Cultural Fair

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On Saturday, November 21st, German School Phoenix participated in the Tempe Public Library International Cultural Fair.   Student and staff member volunteers were available at the GSP table to answer questions and provide information about the school and the classes offered.

Guest Speaker Julia Feller

On November 7th, 2015 German School Phoenix students and staff were pleased to welcome Julia Feller, recipient of a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship to the school. The topic of Julia’s talk was her experience as an exchange student in the US and how life is different here from life in Germany. She also provided students with an overview of the German school system and how it compares to the US school system. For more information on the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, visit http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org .