Ever wonder what it's really like to be a student at WCCS? We are continuing with our "Day in the Life" blog series where we give readers the opportunity to hear from one of our students on what it is like to learn, play, serve, and worship at WCCS! This week, International Student, Danbi Jung, shares what a typical day is like for her at the Upper School.
Before School (7:30 a.m.)
I arrive at school a little bit earlier than other students for praise band practice every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I play piano and Cajun, a type of box drum. I am glad that I can use the gifts God has given me to serve him in class chapel. I love when people praise God with us. This experience is so different from the other schools I’ve attended. When I decided to come to America, one of the main reasons I chose WCCS was because it was a strong Christian school.
First Period - AP Calculus (7:56 a.m.)
After the praise band practice, I take AP Calculus first period. Mrs. Kendrick, my math teacher, starts the class with prayer and board work exercises. Today, I took a quiz about the area of a curve in a graph.
Second Period - ESL (8:47 a.m.)
During second and third periods, I have ESL classes. I do my homework and ask some questions to Mr. Shaduk. He also helps me to study for tests.
Third Period - Bible Study (9:38 a.m.)
Every Tuesday during third period, ESL students meet with our counselor, Mrs. Sapp, to learn about the bible with a Bible study book. I always look forward to Tuesdays because this class is my favorite. Currently, we are learning about being humble, which is something I try to show with my actions.
Fourth Period & Fifth Period - AP Physics & Modern History (10:29 a.m.)
My 4th period is AP Physics. We do lots of lab activities. We have been using a special machine to measure the relationship between distance and time of different objects that we drop. After this class I have Modern World History.
Lunch - (12:07 a.m.)
After fourth and fifth periods, every high school student eats lunch. During lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays, I have model UN meetings. We research, study, and debate about countries’ international relations. Recently we attended a conference at Winthrop University. Almost every high school in the state of South Carolina participated in this conference, with each school representing different countries in a debate. I really liked this experience because it directly connects with what I want to do in the future. Options like these helped influence my decision to come to school here.
Sixth Period - English (12:41 p.m.)
In the sixth period English class, we are learning about schemes and tropes-- speech patterns that affect structure or impact meanings. My favorite scheme is an oxymoron. The class activity we did for review today was “seriously funny.”
Seventh Period - Band (1:32 p.m.)
I play saxophone in band during seventh period. This semester's theme is entertainment, so we play a lot of songs from movies such as "Jurassic Park" and "Rocky". Dr. Furrow said we are going to learn a second instrument, and I am very excited! I want to try flute and clarinet because those are what my grandparents play.
Eighth Period - Computer (2:23 p.m.)
In eighth period, I have computer class. Here I learn about business, how to use Excel and Word, and how to make an effective presentation. When I finish my work early, I can go to the media center and do research for other projects or finish my homework.
After School - (3:10 p.m)
After school, I have Student Council meetings every Wednesday. We plan for spirit weeks, dance parties, and many other school events. All students in STUCO participate so that we can have better events and make some good memories! I will especially not forget the Spirit Week we had. We dressed up like farmers, people from the 70's, and food. It was so much fun! Being in STUCO has helped me engage with my classmates at WCCS and have lots of fun experiences with my friends.
Home! (5:00 p.m.)
When I finally get “home” I do my homework with my 12-year-old host sister. She’s a competitive swimmer, and she encouraged me to join the school swim team. On weekends, our family loves to hike, camp, and do other outdoor activities. I love my host family because we just match! I’m so glad that I met them, and I’m thankful for how they have helped me adjust to American life. Sometimes, international students only spend one year at their host school, but I’m hoping to stay here with my school family and host family until I graduate. I love it here and could not see myself anywhere else!