Students in the WLHS residential program enjoyed a trip to Fiserv Forum on November 23 to watch the Milwaukee Bucks cruise to a 104-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons. After the game, the group was ushered on to the court for a special photo opportunity.
Congratulations to Stephanie Hernandez ('20) of Virginia, USA for her winning entry in the International Education Photo Competition. All photo submissions were entered under the theme of "International Education at WLHS." The photos were on display at the International Tea Party hosted by the WLHS International Program on Monday, November 18, and attendees of the tea party voted for their favorite picture.
Last weekend, our students who live at Honey Creek Hall gathered to perform and watch the first ever Honey Bee Concert. Using both English and their native languages, the Honey Creek Hall residents entertained their Hallmates with song, guitar play and even stand up comedy. Korean student Oumjy Zhang (junior) served as the first organizer, and all agreed that this must become a tradition.
WLHS junior Qiusu (Emily) Miao (pictured second from right) was selected as one of 11 recipients for the 2019 Young Elite Award (YEA) Program of Chinese Association for Science and Technology. As a YEA recipient, Emily was invited to attend the 27th Annual Convention of the association at Columbia University.
Over the Labor Day weekend, WLHS students who live at Honey Creek Hall and those living with host families took part in the annual fall camp trip. Seventy-five WLHS participants, including international and American students and WLHS staff, traveled to Imago Dei Village Camp, located near Clintonville, Wisconsin. The students were split into teams to compete in a variety of competitions while getting to know each other better. Students also had free time to choose from options such as volleyball, basketball, "capture the chicken," and board games.
This semester, we are blessed to have six new international students join our WLHS family. They come to us from China, South Korea, Vietnam and Uganda. WLHS held an orientation day for the new students on January 4, so that they could get acquainted with the school building and understand the basics of how to get a successful start at our high school. The students' American mentors joined in the late morning to introduce themselves, share tips, and help locate lockers and classrooms. In the afternoon, the new students toured the top sights of Milwaukee including Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Public Market, and Milwaukee Art Museum. In the evening, students had dinner with their house parents and learned about the residential program at WLHS. Welcome to our new students!