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EF International Academy

100 Marymount Ave. Tarrytown, New York U.S.A.


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EF International Academy
EF Mission
EFs mission is simple: to break down the barriers of language, culture, and geography that divide us. Today EFs mission is more relevant than ever. Todays world is increasingly complex and interdependent. Cross-cultural communication and understanding are vital to long-term success. EFs programs enable everyone to make the world their classroom.

An International Baccalaureate World School

The EF International Academies

EF International Academy offers A-Level (UK Schools only), IGCSE, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes for foreign students. EF International Academy provides a first-class high school education in order for students to enter top universities at home or abroad. Students can choose to study at an EF International Academy campus in Torquay, Oxford, or New York. The New York campus is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization, University of Cambridge International Examinations Centre, and the New York State Board of Regents. EF International Academy has helped students attain their highest academic goals. EF International Academy students consistently score among the highest results in their A-Level exams as well as English proficiency exams. In addition, EF International Academy students have gained places at top universities including Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and Harvard.

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Welcome Letters The Most Amazing People of EFIA Activities Organizations Clubs The Most Amazing Events of the Year EFIA School Team - Sports Events EFIA Class of 2012 - Seniors

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Guideline

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Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

Ms. Candice Beermann

Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

EF International Academy has the most outstanding teachers and faculties. Teachers here are always ready to help and give advice to us. As Angel said: "Teachers here don't only know my name, they know me." Teachers here are world-class. Most of them have travelled to many countries in the world. They are experienced, and know exactly how to teach students from the world. With the addition of new teachers and faculties at the begining of this academic year, our EFIA family became bigger and even more diverse.

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EFIA

Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

THE MOST

Ms. Tia Gueye

PEOPLE

With the students from more than 40 countries, our campus life is diverse and interesting. EFIA has collected the brightest students of the world and their cultures. We are here to learn from the world.

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Timothy Barnes

Candice Beerman

Ginny Borton

Adam Bovone

John Buonamano

Angelo Carino

Denby Christ

Denise Concepcion

Fabiana Dasilva

Patrick Dunn

Cindy Espinal

Steven Fleming

Paul Giordano

Kathy Hammell

Shannon Hubertus

Kathleen Jackson

Birgitte Jensen

Oscar Jimenez

Spencer Knight

David Kurten

Joel Kwabi

Theresa Kwabi

Oxana Litvine

Bill Livingston

Michael Lupo 7

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Jenna Marcus

Ryan Mathews

Rebecca Millhouse

Iveth Morillo

Kevin Nielsen

Mark Niesen

Zainah Othman

Rinku Patel

Yulin Peng

Vera Pohland

Adele Sinnott

Kim Stein

Claudia Trew

Shari Walcott

Sara Walsh

Polina Zajkova

Li Zhang

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Faculty & Staff Candids


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Seniors

Denisse Acosta Ordaz

Philipp Tim Ahlbrand

Jae Hyun Ahn

Heriberto Arguello Loria

Alisa Babikova

Van Phuc Nguyen Bach

Soo Min Bae

Mara Bamberger

Nagib Bousaad

Tran Phuong Nam Bui

Woraphon Bundidcheen

Ching Ya Chang

Ho-Hsiang Chang

Sutinee Chaowanich

Evelina Chumashkaeva

Supakorn Chumchuay

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Hon Sheung Alexander Chung

Diego Ignacio Clerc Derett

Margrethe Dammann

Quang Tuan Doan

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Aidar Dossymov

Abdelrahman Elgendy

Li-Ying Feng

Mateo Gallego Castillo

Josef Paul Ghanima

Karla Gomez Vilchis

Angel Gonzalez

Duc Tien Hung Hoang

Viet Dung Hoang

Caroline Holtgrefe

Cheng-Ying Hsieh

Tzu-Nu Huang

Ho Kwan Hui

Reyna Jaimes

Anna-Lisa Janisch

Hee Tak Jung

Martin Keith

Dong Jae Kim

Kamilla Kronholm

Ho Cheung Kwok

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Herman Land

Keon Lee

Yun-Pai Lee

Mengying Lei

Mimmi Lindquist

Fook Yee Lo

Chia-Yu Lu

Tomislav Macan Mihajilovic

Anzhelika Minina

Carmen Mora Hernandez

Duc Tam Nguyen

Hoang Minh Nguyen

Hoang Ngan Nguyen

Minh Nhat Nguyen

Tran Khanh Quang Nguyen

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Van Thien Hieu Nguyen

Ilya Ogarkov

Carlos Orbea UsiA

Samantha Ortiz Barragan

Jae Youn Park

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Chindalay Phonsavath

Elena Rodriguez Marin

Corina Rodriguez Miliani

Lidia Russkova

Dong Hyun Ryu

Eugene Ryu

Valentina Del Valle Salazar

Ruslan Sanakoev

Phakdichol Santivitoonvongs

Nopparath Saykaew

Anastasia Shakhova

Yuyang Shi

Ye Hoon Shin

Marie Alice

Qian Su

Donghua Sun

Jiaxun Sun

Inna Thalmann

Ngoc Quynh Anh Tran

Nhut Quang Huy Tran

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Syrkhan Umbetaliyev

Dameli Ushbayeva

Alice Uwamahoro

Qiuyi Wang

Xindi Steven Wang

Yichao Wang

Joana WeitzdRfer

Hedvig Werner

Yu Tao Zhang

Zhirui Zhang

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Juniors
Kauesar Achmad Nurdaulet Akmolda Javier Arias Vergara Balzhanov Artur Thale Bo Maren Baarlid Marit Bakkan Graciela Balderas Torres

Ivan Barakov

Isadora Barros Reis

Salma Ben Ouhoud

Joshua Bennet

Axel Bie

Lea Bohnen

Minh Thien Bui

Nguyen Thuy Vy Bui

Kornpat Chantraparnik

Josue Chavez Iturralde

Chun Chen

Yu Lin Chen

Avaneesh Chotalia

Jeen Chun

Feiko De Boer

Zhaojian Deng

Zhan Ding

Yvette Dirven

Noon Elabassi

Amalie Fasting

Ingrid Fossan

Daniela Garcia Gomez

Eyovel Ghezai

Maria Jose Gomez Mata

Heyuan Guan

Sunniva Hagen

Ren Haltermann

Stella Hartman

Sin Yee Hia

Yan Nung Ho

Huong Mai Hoang

Le Kim Khanh Hoang

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Minh Duc Hoang

Hyun Wook Hong

Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao

Hung Wei Hsu

Benjamin Hui

Melissa Marisol Inzunza Sais

Anna Ivanova

Shambavi Jayaramaiah

Hye Ryeong Jin

Silje Juul

Yulia Khon

Hyun Joong Kim

Joo Hwan Kim

Woo Jae Kim

Juliane Kingsrod

Anna Kondrateva

Vera Kudryavtseva

Lukas Kunert

Ane Steinsland Kvinge

Natalie Lee Lange

Yun Hsuan Lee

Kirill Lepekhin

Meiying Li

Minxuan Liang

Anniken Lie

I Hui Lin

Qing Liu

Weiwei Liu

Shuhan Lu

Jiongcheng Luo

Weiquan Luo

Salomon Lupo

Zoe Lutar

Siu To Ma

Yaiza Martinez Sanchez

Laura Minosyants

Georgina Moreno Munoz

Maria Motorina

Cristina MuOz Manchon

Raikhan Mukhlissova

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Lais Murakami

Nicolai Mykleby-Skaara

Tim Naumov

Alvaro Navarro Recuero

Le Hieu Nhan Nguyen

Manh Tuan Nguyen

Ngoc Lan Anh Nguyen

Ngoc Phuong Thuy Nguyen

The Hiep Nguyen

Vinh Son Nguyen

Ji Min Oh

Miguel Olivares

Thania Ortiz Barragan

Sheel Patel

Minh Thien Pham

Esteban Alejandro Pita Pirri

Julia Pleym

Gina Elise Poppe

Mariana Prado

Zitni Ilmi Putriadi

Luisa Racanelli De Ferreira Santos

Wilhelm Randers Rhanna Raymin Franquilim Rodrigues

Vidal Manuel Rubio Tellez

Maxat Ryskaliyev

Pamela Sainz Acevedo

Asama Sangiamkittikul

Roman Shabanov

Wanyi Shu

Yanfang Shu

Carolina Smith

Meiji Song

Ewa Staworzynska

Sunghoon Sul

Jiaze Sun

Yiming Sun

Yasmine Taifouri

Knut Tjensvoll

Martine Garmann Traaseth

Ba Loc Tran

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Linh Trang Tran

Andrea Trangerud

Anja Trenkwalder

Hoai Phong Trinh

Borja Troyano Tamames

Krit Upra

Gloria Maria Urena Aramburo

Luiza Valente Porfirio

Julie Verlo

Antonio Villani

Anne Vincent

Minh Tuan Vo

Kim Thuy Vu

Thinh Phat Vuong

Naomi Walt

Thea Wisloff

Yun Fan Wu

Xinyuan Xie

Ada Xu

Yarong Xu

Liliya Yerassilova

Chi Cheung Ying

Alfonso Yordi Martinez

Cheuk Hei Yu

Ke Yu

Nabiha Zaman

Maria Teresa Zambrana Rodelo

Pablo Zarraluqui

Zhenyi Zhang

Xuefei Zheng

Qian Zhou

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PRE-IB

Baybala Badirkhan

Alana Barbosa

Liang Chieh Chin

Ka Hou Chio

Da Bin Choi

Fernando Jos GarcA Gomez

El Yazid Haddad

Ji Hyun Ham

Shuang Han

Thanh Duc Hoang

Yishan Hou

Hung Huynh

Yunting Jia

Valeria Kachkova

Yumi Kikuchi

Yunseo Lee

Maria Gabriela Mayans Heredia

Hoki Min

Van Dung Nguyen

Xiayi Ni

Anna Norovskaya

Kristina Pletnikova

Nieves Rodr Guez

Kanathat Ruangtum

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Supapat Ruangtum

Jasson Alexis Sandoval Espinoza

Kevin Alexis Sandoval Espinoza

Youssef Taifouri

Leyuan Tan

Si Qing Tian

Thi Tram Anh Tran

Chi-Ming Wang

Yang Wang

Yen-Chi Wang

Zhen Wang

Xeniya Yalbacheva

Cheng Yang

Yuhao Yang

Wanjin Yoo

Lin Zhang

Mingkai Zhang

Weilin Zhang

Wenhao Zhang

Siyu Zhao

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Paola MuOz Copano

Vanessa Musavyi

Camila Neumann

Cong Do Nguyen

Dang Anh Thuan Nguyen

Hoang Yen Tam Nguyen

Khuong Duy Nguyen

Luis Alexis Nogueda Chopin

Ji Hye Ok

Susana Ordaz Montero

Si Ning Pai

Sieun Park

Ye Seul Park

Beatriz Peraza Garcia

Duc Toan Phan

Nguyen Hoang Minh Phan

Yicen Qian

Natan Sarria

Mammad Shahbazov

Ye Shen

Hsuan Shih

Pavel Strembovskiy

Ho Yin Tang

Ly Dong Nhi To

Nguyen Thao Linh Tran

Shaoheng Tu

Francisco Ucero Senties

Alica Ulrich

Hoang Vu

Nayoung Youn

Tianlong Yu

Nailya Yussupova

Suleyman Yusupov

Chen Zhihao

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Sophomores

Diana Carmelita Inkar Artygalina Angel Ricardez

Carolina Arvizu Uscanga

Iria Basanta Vazquez

Amanda Berube

Tuong Nhi Bui

Tzu Chieh Chan

Yan Chen

Yu Lien Chen

Rita Georgina Chirinos

Stephanie Cives

Anh Quang Duong

Madelaine Erbe

Iveth Espinosa

Elena Evseeva

Pablo Fraile Colino

Bo Gao

Zicong Gao

Jaime GarciaAlegre

Valerie Gastner

Simon Gauss

Ana Gonzalez Del Amo Carpintero

Tsai-Yi Hsieh

Jo Ting Huang

Sudarshan Jayaramaiah

Den Von Kim

Gyumin Kim

Jisu Kim

Yat On Lau

Viet Hoang Son Le

Ji Sook Lee

Yun Seo Lee

Caifeng Li

Seungwon Lim

Hsin I Lin

Shunxi Liu

Nicole Marin Tzec

Erik Mikhanov

Yunona Mironova

Luis Arturo Monroy Ochoa

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Freshmen

Josephine Bruderer

Saltanat Chuzhegulova

Siu Long Ho

Yi Feng Huang

Yu Ju Hung

Jeon Ho Kang

Haakyoung Kim

Daniil Kozlov

Sehee Lee

Yen-Jung Lu

Ana Paula Montes De Oca Toledo

Thi Truc Han Nguyen

Thamara Ortiz Barragan

Shuai Pan

Pik Shan Pang

Edgar Alejandro Rabelo Perez

Anh Tu Tran

Siya Zhang

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Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

Inquirers Thinkers Communicators - Risk-takers Knowledgeable Principled Caring - Open-minded - Well-balanced - Reflective

ORGANIZATIONS

EFIA

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ACTIVITIES
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CLUBS
Organizations include the EFIA Student Council and the EFIA House System, both aim to improve the students' overall high school experience. Clubs and activities cover different areas and show a great extent of variety. Popular clubs include Drama Club, MUN...

Our campus is alive, filled with exciting activities and clubs. Students here are naturally adapted to this diverse environment. CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) is a part of our curriculum, and it has become a part of our lives. We are committed to our school, local and international community. We care about the community we live in; we want to contribute and improve it. There are more than 60 clubs registered on Managebac this year, which marks our further development in diversity and excellence.

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STUDENT COUNCIL of EF International Academy


of the students, by the students, for the students
Student Council is the largest student organization at EFIA with more than 10 committees working on different projects to improve campus life, providing public services, representing students benefits, and resolve problems on campus.
Gym-hour Extension Valentine's Committee Party Committee Rita Hall Improving Committee Nurse Committee Assembly Improving Committee Bazaar Committee SC Planning Committee Christmas/Easter Count Down

"EFIA Student council is a student-driven, studentrun organization. Student council has done a lot of work behind the scenes to improve daily life for students at EFIA Tarrytown. We identified some areas we could focus on and have been working diligently to make them happen. Next year, we plan to take our successes this year and build on them with a better structure and hopefully more success." - Mr. Timothy Barnes Student Council Advisor "It has been my great honor to be the President of Student Council this year, having the opportunity to work with the most intelligent and passionate students at school who care and are willing to contribute to their community. What we are doing today will definitely be valuable assets for our school in the future. I am proud of you, all those who sacrificed your free time, and dedicated to the betterment of our school community. EFIA Student Council has become a part of National Association of Student Council, I believe that Student Council next year will develop further and provide better services." -Steven Wang President of Student Council
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Transparency Xinyuan Kevin Xie, China Junior Member Ewa Staworzynska, Norway Junior Member Kyle Ying, Hong Kong Junior Member Thuy Nguyen, Vietnam

Student Council Advisor Mr. Timothy Barnes, U.S.A Treasurer Mara Bamberger, Germany Senior Member Lidia Russkova, Russia Vice President Anja Trenkwalder, Austria

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"Student council has motivated me to take initiatives and engage in issues considering student life. The student council meetings are always pleasant, and I am happy that there is some student democracy at EFIA." -Ewa Staworzynska "I am proud of my time in student council where own initiative has been fully backed up, something that let me grow as a leader, team-player and young adult. Hopefully, the bonds in our community were growing at the same rate, and are never to be broken." -Mimmi Lindquist "Being a member of Student council was one of the most amazingly eyeopening experiences of my life. Being a part of student council was an honor and tt helped me grow as a leader and a person as a whole." -Shama Jay "One of the best things about Student Council is to make the school a much better place bit by bit when I think this in a larger scale. I am looking forward to contributing to this school through Student Council next year!" -Xinyuan Kevin Xie "We encourage each other and try to come up with ideas to make EFIA students enjoy the school. Ive learned a lot as in communicating with others as well as learning from their cultures.Thanks SC! " -Thuy Nguyen "Student Council was not only a lot of laughing and constructive dialogues, it was a possibility of saying what you want to say and to make students voices heard. I am proud of being a member of a group of intelligent, mature and happy people." -Lidia Russkova "When we formed a committee and started to discuss about the problems and come out with solutions were great! Generally people were very passionate and cooperative in student council, but I hope student council can be more constructive." -Hannah Jin "I like being a Student Council member. We were doing many great things for our school. We had a lot of fun this year. Next year I definitely will be a student council member again. Because it's really interesting." -Valerie Kachkova "Altogether we have been able to solve our problems, find the right solutions, and create ideas for a better student life. And I am happy that I have been part of the student voice in this young school, and I hope this Junior Member Salma Benouhoud, Morocco voice will get louder as years pass by." -Tomislav Macan Transparency

Senior Representative Caroline Holtgrefe, Holland Senior Member Mimmi Lindquist, Sweden President Steven Wang, Japan Junior Member Shama Jay, India

Eric Hsiao, Taiwan Junior Member Xuefei Paula Zheng Junior Member Luiza Porfirio, Brazil

"It is not an easy task, however student council has provided me the opportunity to demonstrate my talents and develop leadership skills. I am happy to be a member and I look forward to being a part of it next year!" -Luiza Porfirio "It is a pleasure to see each of the members trying to improve our school, and make it entertaining at the same time." -Paula Xuefei Zheng

Junior Member Hannah Jin, South Korea Sophomore Member Valerie Kachkova, Russia Secretary
Tomislav Macan, Croatia

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Green House has always been strong in sports, Clovers have won many games on campus. With the addition of new members this year, Green House will be stronger! Clovers have a sence of family and spirt to contribute to their house. Green, green, we will win.

Clovers

Golden Eagles
Golden Eagles are the best, there are so many talents in this incredible house. We have the most amazing singers, artists, athletes, and smart people. We are great and we will rock the championship this year! Golden Eagles, GO, GO, LET'S GO!

Red Bulls Poseidons

During the shooting we had a lot of fun and we could improve our cooperative abilities, the final result was amazing and everybody in the house enjoys the pictures.

As the Blue House representative I have seen the spirit of my house grow strongly. We have many great people with great talents who show their skills, and they all truly represent the house spirit. Besides all the competition, I am happy to see that all the house members have been having a lot of fun in these activities, which is the main purpose of the house system. Although . . . BLUE IS BETTER THAN YOU!

HouseSystem
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"It was hard to manage my IB life and to organize the house system, but at the end the important thing is that it happened. It feels great to see how through activities organized by me and the house leaders we've been able to improve the social life of our students, to help them make new friends, and to create a stronger sense of a community while having fun. Long live house system!" Angel Gonzalez House Coordinator

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EFIA Drama Club

As the Drama Club advisor, producer, and director of all the theatre productions here at EF International Academy for the past four years, after each year there is the question of What next? As our school has grown, our theatre program has grown accordingly. We performed The Laramie Project, a docu-drama based on the hate crime a young homosexual man in a small town of Wyoming. Coming in to this school year, it would now be the time to take another creative risk and present our first musical: Grease.

-Ginny Borton
Arts and Performances Arts and Performances Arts and Performances Arts and Performances

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Arts and Performances

Arts and Performances

Arts and Performances

Arts and Performances

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Filming Club

The EFIA Film Director's Club is for students who have an interest in filmmaking and are willing to devote themselves to making a high-quality film project. Participants will gain a basic knowledge of pre-production, cinematography, sound, directing and editing. The class will conceive of a story together and various film roles will be distributed amongst the class. The team will work together and at the end of the class we will have a short documentary and a short narrative film.
Arts and Performances Arts and Performances Arts and Performances Arts and Performances

Musicians Club

Tai-Chi Club

This group will form the support band for the school musical production of Grease. We will jam and rehearse and work on your musical skills. Service and creativity hours available for CAS.
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Tai-Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: its hard and soft martial art technique, demonstration competitions, and longevity.

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Drawing Club

Photography Club

Learn the magic secrets of drawing what you see, understand cartooning, learn how to apply tone to create the illusion of form on paper. This club will take you places! Excellent choice for creativity (CAS). - Ms. Rebecca Millhouse
Arts and Performances Arts and Performances

Join up to be an active photographer to document the life and times of EFIA. Your photos may be used in international publications, presentations, exhibitions and PowerPoints. -Ms. Lauren Raia
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Memory Project

The Memory Project 2011 Ms. R Millhouse This club has a simple concept but with a far-reaching impact. Our students applied for and received photographs of orphan children. In 2011 the photos came to us from an orphanage in Mexico. Each student then created a portrait drawing from the photograph. They spent on average ten hours crafting a life-like drawing for their child. Many chose to add a background that would add some color and character. The smiles on the kids faces say it all! In 2012 we will be working with children from Honduras.
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Chinese Calligraphy Club

The club is going to explore the culture of China with a focus on the Chinese calligraphy. Members are going to practice with the basic styles of calligraphy, like, "Xing Shu" "Kai Shu" "Cao Shu". More than that, More fun stuff is there, waiting for you to discover!! -Ms. Yulin Peng
Language and Culture Language and Culture Language and Culture Language and Culture

Musicians Club

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Asian Culture Club

International Cooking Club

We explore Asian culture by conducting CAS project: Adventure to Asian world. Members work in groups and select the favorite cultural topics to develop your own project: Language, Dance, Music, Outfit, Holidays, Lunar New Year performance on and on.
Language and Culture Language and Culture

The International Cooking Club is the sister club to the Culture Club. This club will introduce new cultures to students via presentations, discussion, and cooking! Our meeting will learn about a different culture and cook some delicious food. The aims are to exchanging cultures and having fun!
Language and Culture Language and Culture

Spanish Club
Hola a todos ! In this club peers collaborated to teach each other not only the language but part of the culture. Some members have been in this club for two years, like Carlos Orbea, which is very commendable. This year's project was to experience the culture by travelling to Spain. We will visit the cities of Barcelona, Madrid and Toledo from March 31st. to April 7th. It's going to be an enriching experience as well as a CAS project. Congratulations to all for your commitment, patience, dedication and carisma. The enthusiasts of this club are from top to right: Anastasia Shakhova, Carlos Orbea, Iveth Morillo, Joyce Hia Sin Yee, Kirill Lepekhin, Roxane Nofra, Upra Krit, Javier Arias, Sheel Patel, Graciela Balderas, Maria Teresa Zambrano, Gloria Urena, Yulia Khon, Corina Rodriguez, Melissa Inzunza, Gary Chang Ho-Hsiang, Georgina Moreno, Loc Ba Tran. Those not in the picture but also valuable members of the club are: Melody Wu, Yun Fan, Victoria Wu Fan Youn, Na Young , Miguel Olivares, Ezad Hung YuJu, Kim Hyunjoong, Sul Sunghoon Hasta la vista ! 35

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EFIA Amnesty International

As EF International Academy New York's first official "Amnesty International Student Group" founded by Steven Wang and myself in September, we participated in letter campaigns, urgent actions and (fundraising) events among other things as well as created our own projects starting from 2011, the 50 year anniversary of AI. During the global Write-A-Thon, we sent out a total of 300 letters and freed Azerbajani activist Jabbar Savalan while our Auction for Rights raised $1100. Coming up next is our charity concert JAMnesty which is also our very last gift to the Seniors. I am very proud of all our members and hope that EFIA Amnesty International will continue to SHINE A LIGHT for future generations as well. by Chindalay Phonsavath

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Amnesty International is a global non-governmental organization fighting for human rights around the world since its foundation in 1961. Their philosophy of acting as a collective is what makes them so successful. The organization won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.

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Nicaragua Club

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This activity offers a life-changing experience. Travel to Nicaragua to assist a small, rural community to improve their community. You may be helping by building a house, planting a forest, painting a mural on a school wall or helping to build an outhouse. You will fly there in Spring Break and work for one week. Participants will give a presentation to the whole school upon their return.
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FeederWatch Project

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FeederWatch is a research project operated by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The project gathers data of birds that visit the feeders we set up. FeederWatch contribute by helping scientists track broadscale movements of bird population and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. -Nagib Bousaad
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This project, aims to design and build a little windmill generator in the EFIA's campus, to provide energy for a spotlight in a blind-spot of the campus. Hence, elaborating a low cost energy device that could be constructed easily in the world. -Angel Gonzalez
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Literary Magzine

The EFIA Literature Club is the proud producer of the first literary magazine of EF International Academy! We are composed of a variety of nationalities who all share a love for the written word. Throughout the course of the year, we have created and gathered literary pieces inspired by moments of our lives, dividing them into four different sections of the magazine: US, NEW YORK, HOME and TIME.We are delighted to offer literary pieces in multiple languages, ranging from Vietnamese to Norwegian, from the Cyrillic alphabet to the Traditional Chinese writing. In our work, we have discovered a unifying thread woven throughout the various images, languages, and characters: MEANING - the title of our magazine.
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Business Club (Y.E.S)

We are the first business club in EFIA. We are a group of people who want to participate greatly in the world of entrepreneurship and business. I, Donny Kim, as a founder and the president of the club, learned that business is all about human capital, and sincere appreciation to be around with them. - Donny Kim The Business club runs the school store - a store selling international food. - Ms. Polina Zajkova
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Model United Nations

Model UN is an exciting activity that simulates the working of the real United Nations. In this activity you will prepare and travel to conferences with other American schools and participate in lively debate and discussion. -Mr. David Kurten -Mr. Kevin Nielson
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Science Tutoring

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Student tutors will offer help in the areas of Biology, Chemistry or Physics to any other students in need. Support can be given on homework, lab work, test/quiz preparation, or general understanding of scientific concepts and material. -Ms.Shannon Hubertus

Chess is a game of life or death! The adrenaline rises to your throat and your opponents boot comes stepping down move your queen, or sack the bishop? Everything depends on your answer your life, your dignity, and CAS credits!!! -Mr. Bill Livingston

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In our TOEFL club, we have a group of motivated students who are studying really hard to get high scores on their TOEFL exam. The students get to learn relevant content that will help them in their exam and they also get the chance to have fun and interact with students from other grades. -Ms. Fabiana DaSilva This is an effective club because the students have the chance not only to achieve a score with which they are satisfied with, but they also get the chance to practice and ask questions about different TOEFL exam question types.

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Math Club

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The Math Club is a place where students participate in the NYML (New York Math League) contests, AMC (American Mathematics Competitions) and M3 (Moodys Mega Math Challenge). During our weekly meetings, we participate in these contests, prepare for them or review SAT questions. -Mrs. Tia Gueye
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Every year at EFIA is unique. This year - from September until now - has seen a lot of events. Be it the regular assemblies turning into surprising spectacles, cozy dinners in Rita II, music concerts, a spontaneous evacuation and relocation of Lugari residents, a great night in Tarrytown House Estate before the SATs, the Culture Fair in October, appreciating your loved ones on Valentine's Day by sending them roses, visiting colleges in New York City after completing the most exciting research paper required by the IB Extended Essay (EE). Events at EFIA, never stop!

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THE YEAR

Crazy and Fun Events include: Lugari Flood, Philadelphia & Boston Trip, Thanksgiving Assembly, Halloween Celebreation, Christmas Countdown, Valentine's Day Rose Selling, Superbowl, Lunar New Year, Culture Fair, Grease, Amnesty Auction...

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Spellman Auditorium. Wednesday, 2PM: "Where do you go?" "Assembly..." Yes, assembly. Presenting a rare opportunity for the EFIA population to meet after an exhausting day of shortened but intense classes, the weekly assemblies feature enthusiastic introductions by Dr. Mahoney ("WiFi!"), musical performances by Tam aka Bruno Mars and his crew, Mr. Lupo and Ms. Yoo, Amnesty International presentations, awards for the best/most improved students (with the winners usually not being present) and introduce Mr. Hodgkinson rising up to be EFIA's Next Superteacher while making a flaming exit (he received 8 friend requests that night)... and so forth. It has since been an integral part of our school life. While those who attend it want to desperately run away, those who do so are actually missing out on a lot of surprises. What makes it even better: It has become much shorter! Interesting Fact: The idea of assemblies was first introduced by Dr. Trew herself in her quest of establishing what would hopefully be a school tradition. And they became one for sure. "Just the way you are." Exactly.

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Culture Fair
EF International Academy New York is the home for students from more than 30 nations. The diversity of cultures gives us endless energy - and the EFIA Culture Fair was a great opportunity for all students on the campus to experience different cultures and learn something new from each other. This meaningful event certainly increased our awareness of ethical issues and international perspectives that are two of the most important values of the IB learner profile. It was a great success; and as the future of the world will be determined by our generation, crossculturalunderstandings are definitely the first step to achieve true globalization. - Steven Wang

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As a New Yorker, I bleed pinstripes. I also avoid the city of Boston. So, on that afternoon as water gushed down the second floor boys stairwell as though we were reliving Titanic itself, Dr. Mahoney calmly said, Lets go to Boston. Four days and countless trips to Quincy Market later, we were taking a boat trip about the city of Boston. Mr. Dunn and I were watching the New York Football Giants were pouncing on the New England Patriots. I was silently cheering, as the water looked frigid and I didnt want anyone to throw me overboard. After a triumphant victory, I walked inside and stood next to Dr. Trew. You were all on the dance floor below, singing and dancing along to Rihannas We Fell In Love. Dr. Trew looked said, Tonights the night. Nothing would be the same after this. We were a unit, bound by water and dirty clothes. Our sports alliances didnt matter, nor did our mutual desire for New York, our home. We had fallen in love in a hopeless place. - Ms. Lauren Raia

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Philadelphia Trip
The Philadelphia trip this year was a great success! We visited Swarthmore College, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The students really enjoyed an Italian dinner at a local restaurant, going to Dave and Busters and visiting the Franklin Institute. We ate Philly Cheesesteaks, went to the busy Reading Terminal market and shopped at the King of Prussia Mall. -Polina Zajkova We had a lot of fun in Philadelphia, the hotel we stayed was incredibe. Seniors were so tired after all the crazy IB assessments. The trip certainly helped us recover from the Lugari Flood.

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Halloween
Halloween Celebration is huge in EF International Academy. Every year, students dress up and go to our classes. Teachers are also extremely passionate, joining students to dress up crazily. The event has become a part of our school culture and tradition. It is a opportunity for students to show their creativity and have a closer understanding to the American culture. This year, more students dressed up compared to last year; Next year, hopefully there will be more people participating, and enhancing our school culture. Remember those amazing moments, you will laugh whenever you look at it.

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Halloween
Halloween Celebration is huge in EF International Academy. Every year, students dress up and go to our classes. Teachers are also extremely passionate, joining students to dress up crazily. The event has become a part of our school culture and tradition. It is a opportunity for students to show their creativity and have a closer understanding to the American culture. This year, more students dressed up compared to last year; Next year, hopefully there will be more people participating, and enhancing our school culture. Remember those amazing moments, you will laugh whenever you look at it.

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Lunar New Year


EFIA successfully organized the Lunar New Year 2011 with the participation of all IA students. We sang, danced and tasted traditional Chinese, Vietnamese food. Every Lunar New Year comes and the students who live far away from home miss our parents, siblings and traditions in our country, therefore, this event makes us recognize the value of family. So far celebrating New Year here helps us rid the feeling of being homesick, feel warm in the American Winter weather, discover ourselves and crucially share the cultural customs with our friends from all over the world. -Nguyn Hong Ngn

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Dedication
to Grease
Theatre is a collaborative art. Many of our talented teachers stepped forward to offer their assistance. What made is possible was our excellent creative team of fellow teachers: Ms.Beerman (Science), our choreographer, Mr. Kwabi (Math) as musical director, and Mr. Lupo (ESL), as Band Director. In addition, Dr. Pohland (German) offered to sew our costumes and Tim Barnes (History) helped with some of the initial set construction. Why Grease? After seeing many directing and watching many high school musicals over the years, I wanted to choose a show that our young people from all over the world could respond to. As the one of the most successful movie musicals in history, I thought that there was a chance many of them had some previous knowledge or background of the story, or at least their parents did! Also, there is a large cast, with the opportunity to add ensemble parts, and they were evenly distributed between male and female roles. In addition, they were cool which students from all over the world could identify with. As I said in my directors note for the program:

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Grease doesn't have a message ... it gives a flavor of being a teenager in the 50s when rock'n'roll and putting grease on your hair were the most important things in life. Teenage angst and love's young dream remain timeless and universal themes. Theater can be a unifying experience for all, creating a sense of family due to the intense hours of rehearsals, commitment, emotional investment, all extra-curricular. This is especially important in our school, I believe, because we are a boarding school and our students do not go home to their own families every day. Teacher participation in student life outside of the classroom helps to strengthen the sense of community within our school and build lasting bonds. It was a great success using some of our teachers for the first time last year in our production of The Laramie Project so I decided that the two adult roles in Grease should be played by our talented teachers as well. Gratefully, Mr. Knight (History) and Mrs. Walsh (English) happily agreed! The laughter and cheers from our student audience helped to validate this choice. I want to thank all the student cast and crew, faculty members, along with our first ILS partnership, who devoted so much time and energy into creating EF International Academys first musical a true collaboration! We hope you enjoyed the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make Grease a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages. By Ginny Borton

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The house system has stimulated the students to participate in many sports and activities. We have several clubs such as swimming, volleyball, rugby, running, cheerleading and many others. Furthermore, the varsity teams such as the Basketball or the Soccer Team are exceptional samples of the students hard work and determination.

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Sports are an essential part of our lives. We need to find the balance between our academic endeavors and our athletic activities because as the latin phrase says: Mens sana in corpore sano (a sound mind in a healthy body). Here in EF we got many options to stay active: from simple and different clubs to more committed varsity sports, which we dont do because of CAS but because we, students, enjoy them. These activities keep us dynamic and energized which is beneficial for us in many different ways.
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EFIA Soccer Team

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As a first year program at EFIA, the Varsity Soccer team spent the year in 'building' mode. In our contests, the team played well, but suffered from a scoring affliction. With capitalization on just a few of the many scoring opportunities, the team, would easily been at .500 for the season. One of the greatest outcomes this season was the sense of camaraderie built among the members of the team and our coachign staff. I want to congratulate all members on an inspoiring season to build on next year.
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"Many athletes have tremendous God-given gifts, but they don't focus on the development of those gifts. Who are these individuals? You've never heard of them-- and you never will. It's true in sports and it's true everywhere in life. Hard work is the difference. Very hard work." ~ John Wooden The Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Team worked very hard this season under the direction of Coaches: Michael Lockett, Denby Christ, and Patrick Dunn. The enjoyment, dedication, and heart felt moments made this year one for the ages.

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Cycling Club

This is an all out ACTION club! We will head into Manhattan to rent bikes and enjoy Central Park over certain weekends. We will also rent bikes in Tarrytown and cycle in the area. Since this club depends on renting bicycles, you are NOT required to attened every bike outing we program. -Mr. Oscar Jimnez
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Swimming Club

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The EfIA swim club is for all students of every level who want to get intop the pool for fun and exercise. It is a non-competetive club, but those who are interested in competetive swimming are certainly welcome to join us. The swim club also sponsors the anual SwimA-Thon to raise money for local charities.
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Names go here The Cheerleading Club this year has consisted of this year has consisted of several cheerleaders who consistently participated The Cheerleading Club several cheerleaders who consistently participated in
in cheering for both teams. These ladies teams. These ladies have perfect their skills cheering for both the boys and girls basketball the boys and girls basketball have worked hard toworked hard to perfect their skills and show spirit through everything they have done, and for many of them this was their and show spirit through everything time cheerleading. Some cheerleaders also participated in the school musical, Grease. first they have done, and for many of them this was their first time cheerleading. The cheerleadersThe cheerleaders are someby Ms. Berube.during the spring in hopesLuisa, Isadora, Lais, look forward to coach hard work The ladies on the team are Luiza, to become a Venus, Ana, Vera, Salma, Cristina, and Yaiza. The cheerleaders the different sports work varsity sport next year and compete at local competitions, as well as cheer on all look forward to some hardat during the spring in hopes to become a varsity sport next year and compete at local competitions, as EFIA. Great Job this year girls. well as cheer on all the different sports at EFIA. Great Job this year girls. down? Quotes: Ms Berube, can we pleeeeease wear our hair Ms Berube, can we pleeeeease wear our hair down?" - Ms. Amanda Berube - Ms.Amanda Berube

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Volleyball

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The Volleyball Club grew legs in its first year, playing well in their only game of the season. As a co-ed team, EFIA students used their superior language skills to communicate both on and off the court. They are hoping to grow into individual boys and girls teams in the Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013. 57

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A two-year journey is soon coming to an end - and it was quite a journey for each and every one of us. When we first arrived here at EFIA, we did not know each other nor did we know ourselves. These two years have been a discovery of our own identity, our cultural understanding and our own place in the world. Who we were or what we will be does not matter; what matters is where we stand now. We have become a family. No matter where we will go we wish all the best to each and every one of us.

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CLASS OF 2012: I know it is a cliche, but I have to say: "WE ARE THE BEST!"

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We hope that each time you open this book, all those crazy moments will refresh your mind. In a small village in the United States, we met all those amazing, bright and unique people and spent our most unforgettable years with them. Something that we will never forget.

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Crazy Hard-Workking a.k.a Nerdy

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Mara Bamberger Miimmi Lindquist Ying Chaowanich Jackson Nguyen Vanessa Wang

Harry Lo Gina Chang Dameli Ushbayeva Alice Um Colombe Inna Thalmann

"What lies behind us and what lies in front of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
most commonly attributed to

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Steven Wang Philipp Ahlbrand Ye Hoon Shin Reyna Jaimes Tommy Zhang

Tomislav Macan Chindalay Phonsavath Caroline Holtgrefe Eddie Hsieh Alisa Babikova

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Peter Feng Anna-Lisa Janisch Josef Ghanima Ngan Nguyen Paul Ryu

Jessica Huang Supakorn Chumchuay Beatrice Lee Donny Kim Denisse Acosta

Cherry Lei Mira Ramadan Keon Ung Lee Elaine Su Lidia Russkova

Soo Min Bae Karlos Orbea Anastasia Shakova Evelina Chumashkaeva Lena Sun

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From Seniors with Love... I


Friendships that will last a lifetime. A second family. Some wise words by our EFIA Senior Class 2012 - their hopes, dreams, reflections.
Dont cry because its over. Smile because it happened.We have finally survived IB after two years of stress, less sleep and desperation. By the day well leave this place, our second home, I personally can say these were two incredible, Reyna Jaimes, MEXICO memorable and breathtaking years that I will always remember. Anna-LisaJanisch,GERMANY Great people came together to create a community. Thank you for making my year here. Who knew that just 12th grade in international school would grant me another family? I had the time of my life at EFIA, Thanks to my friends, teachers, security and New York City. DameliUshbayeva,KAZHAKSTAN Kamilla Lien Kronholm, NORWAY The moment I left Mexico I thought I was going to be alone along this road. I was wrong. I found more than classmates, roommates or friends . . . I found a family. Youve made my life so much better, more complete. Thanks for the memories.

It's not easy to meet everyone here, since we are coming from all over the world. Everyone is very special to each other. I really hope we can keep in touch in the future:) Missing everyone already! :P Harry Lo, HONG KONG "During the time of staying here far from hometown, I feel I growing up and getting to know more about myself. It's lucky to meet all of you here even IB seems like an infinite suffer. Anyway, congratulations for graduation. We are all winners!" AmyZhang,CHINA

The smartest choice I made was coming back to EFIA for my second year after Christmas. There is nothing like a school with homework in every subject every day, strict teachers, and too smart students, and a campus with thousand rules, terrible food and curfew hours. The teachers, the food, the rules and the joy among the students is what made my high school years perfect. Margrethe Dammann, NORWAY Crazy, amazing moments, happening nowhere but here in EFIA.I am glad to meet all you guys here and one thing I have to say: You all gave me the most remarkable life, I love you =) Gina Chang, TAIWAN

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"Two years have passed since we first entered. Everyone nervous and excited about what we SooMinBae,SOUTHKOREA were about to embark on. And now being at the end of this journey, I can look back at everything I have been studying in EFIA for 3 years long. When I have done here, all the friends Ive made, all the I first arrived here, I hardly imagined how tough IB laughs and all the disappointments weve all would be. Indeed, through many challenging IB shared together, and be glad. However, life goes courses, I have grown up knowledgeably and made on and so are we, and soon, we will leave to the so many international friends who support me same place as from we came, all around the unfailingly. I hope everyone will be accomplished in world. We will meet new people and make new the bright future. This is my remarkable year, I will memories, but what Ive lived through here with always keep it in my memory. Thanks to IB, my all of you, is something I will never forget" friends and all the dedicated teachers here, I am Josef Ghanima, NORWAY proud to say that I am well-built enough to go to college and to challenge everything. I will be back here someday. Jackson Nguyen, VIETNAM

"Don't mess with me! I did the IB, I am a master of procrastination."

There are memories that cling on to my brain for a long time. The ones that make me time-travel to the moment over and over in day-dreaming. Although only one year, I am already sure that the days I shared with friends, the growing up, and the laughter at late night hallway talks at my home EF will be greatly missed. Hopefully someday, I will Anzhelika Minina, RUSSIA come back to this campus after achieving my dream of being an engineer. I will remember you EF, remember me. YayShin,SOUTHKOREA "I'm Ying, short, small but awesome :D EFIA is my second home. Friendship will stay in The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people our mind forever.It's one of the best moment in my life to knowing people here andmeeting aton of say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot Figuratively and literally, Mr. Bagehot.IB was precious experiences. How lucky I am ! I love you nothing compared to getting our fridge through the EFIA :D" YingChaowanich,THAILAND window. At last, if I had met half of all the great people Ive met here during my entire lifetime, it would have been enough. Break a leg!(not you Norwegians..) MimmiLindquist,SWEDEN

Coming to study here, in America and particularly this school was probably one of the most important decisions in my life. Only staying here in a diverse community made me learn more than I could possibly learn at classes. After 2 years of studying here I have a lot of moments and stories to remember and to share with my friends and family. It was great unforgettable experience to study here. I am happy I graduate from EFIA!

to be continued...

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From Seniors with Love... II


Friendships that will last a lifetime. A second family. Some wise words by our EFIA Senior Class 2012 - their hopes, dreams, reflections.
It was such a wonderful journey...I can't believe that I'm done with it! There were many things happened unbelievably during these two years in this school! Sometimes, I have done things which are AliceCoulombe,RWANDA unconsciously simply because of the IB requirement. Although I've been through bad Still remember the first day in EF, now two years experience and memories, what can I say about it? later, no matter what I really appreciate for what I It's life! I believe that everything will be better in the had. My heart is always with you - my friend. future when I do my best. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; LenaSun,CHINA in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs. Finally, I hope everyone I learned how to adapt here. I saw it. I burned it.I can be successful and be blessed in the future! picked it up and made it out into something special,called love." JessicaHuang,TAIWAN DonnyKim,SOUTHKOREA "I get by with a little help from my friends." -John Lennon Generation NANH NANH

Three years at EFIA New York are coming to an end. But actually it was just a coincidence that I These two years of EFIA experience taught me one came to Tarrytown. My plan was to stay for only one particular thing - to act independently and be year somewhere in California. I am happy to stay responsible for my own actions. We live here, on here for this long time. During this time I made very another part of the world, kilometers away from our good friends and certainly I liked to live one hour families not to disappoint them, but make them see away from Manhattan. Therefore it was an who we truly are in this world.I dream of doing unbelievable experience and something I will something significant in this world, to accomplish suggest to everyone I meet in my life. During this something important. I do not have a step-by-step time I build a strong character, become more selfplan yet, but I certainly know that once I discover my confident and independent from my family. true potential, I will have this plan. Certainly I gained a lot of academic knowledge for my future in Switzerland. I left my home to create a AlisaBabikova,RUSSIA second one in New York! Hope to see some of you and my friends once again... Alles Gute fr die Zukunft!!! PhilippAhlbrand,GERMANY
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"EFIA New York is the place I called it as my second home for the past two years. This place is not just school, but it is life. Thanks to my teachers for always encourage and make the best out of me. My best experience which makes EF is EF is about the international living, I do not just make normal friendship but long life friendship. And it does not matter where we are from, we are together as one big family. That is the memories that will go with me everywhere when I think about EFIA New York." Leah Saykaew, THAILAND "Greeted by the golden dome of Butler Hall, majestically looking down from the top of the hills the first time I arrived on camous, I knew the next two years were going to be life-changing. I learned to value life and its expectations again, be it the good or the bad; and I got to know the most incredible people from all around the world, each one of them with their own motivations and dreams and I will miss for sure. But this is what makes us global citizens of the world. Always on the move, looking for new challenges. Anywhere, anytime." Chindalay Phonsavath, GERMANY

"Altogether we have been able to solve our problems, find the right solutions, and create ideas for a better student life. And I am happy that I have been part of the student voice in this young school, and I hope this voice will get louder as years pass by.This is IT. It has been cool, sorrowful; sunnyfunny; nice-vice; ugly-snugly; graceful-painful . . . and happy-chappy and crazy-lazy for sure . . . " Kiko Macan, SPAIN It was quite a journey. Two years that passed fast, because there always was something happening. It is hard to image my life without people who were always there for me. Teachers who always supported us. We all had a lot of fun during this time, but what I would remember is: who did you share this fun with. I will miss every single one of you, guys! And if I havent spoken with you that much, I wish I would. Big Lidias LOVE to EFIA! Lidia Russkova, RUSSIA

Every decision that you take changes your life, Choosing EF and came here without knowing anybody was hard, but through the time, you met here a lot of people, and made a lot of friends. I know that the end of senior year is just the beginning of something even bigger. Maybe we can take different ways, but we all going to remember from where we came from, I will miss you all. Hope that we can see each other again. Onix Cardenas Gomez, MEXICO I love EFIA, because I had lots of good memories at here. EFIA is like a big family, it connects everyone together. I also want mention that I am so happy that I met Lena, Steven, Gina and Josie. I love you all! Vanessa Wang, CHINA

I had amazing time at here, EF International Academy. Im sure that we had the best high school experiences ever! I met so many talented, unique, and interesting people who have given me the most colorful memories in my life. Thank you for being a part of my life. Everyone here is and will always be connected, by our beliefs, in internationalism, diversity, understandings, love and peace. There is a whole world waiting for us, filled with challenges and opportunities. 2012 is not the end, but a fresh start. We are the ones who will determine the future of the world, tomorrow will only be brighter and better. StevenWang,JAPAN

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become President

"Most likely to . . ."


be Famous

be a Stone

Jackson
Steven Donny/Mira

Melvin
Lidia Tam

Josef
Martin Dong/Nagib

succeed Dr. Trew


Evelina Inna/Steven Chindalay

become a Spy
Aidar Ruslan Keon

become a Dictator
Steven Donny Aidar/Jackson

become a Chef
Reyna/Leah Peter Angel

lose his/her Memories


Herman Ngan Keon

become a Tree
Nagib Peter/Valentina Anzhelika/Paul/Viet

fly to Mars
Tam/Ying Aidar/Soo Min Heriberto/Mimmi

change Identity
Jackson Steven Anzhelika/Gina/Huy

be Clumsy for life


Hedvig Philipp Ngan

Marry First

Change the world become a Billionaire get the Nobel Prize

Leah
Evelina Nam

Chindalay
Mimmi Steven/Supakorn

Donny
Paul Nhat/Carmen/Alex

Tommy
Josef Steven

have 10 Kids

Teach at EFIA

become a Hobbit

survive the End of the World

Diego
Ngan
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Yay
Steven Chindalay

Onix
Mint Mimmi/Roman/Keon/Kiko

Aidar
Beatrice "nobody"

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EFIA Senior Superlatives 2012


Most Beautiful Eyes DramaQueen Best Smile ClassClown

Alisa
Hedvig/Valentina Anastasia

Lidia
Evelina

Mara
Tam Gina/Karlos

Keon
Ilya/Jackson

Unique Style
Best Hair
Gendy Vanessa Irene

Most Dreamed about


Kid at Heart
Jessica Keon/Syrkhan/Valentina Philipp

Biggest Flirt
Caroline Diego Heriberto

Easiest to Talk to
Evelina/Helena
Lidia Soo Min

Irene
Tam & a lot of others...

Best Nickname
"Kiko" (Tomislav) "Yay" (Ye Hoon) "Mint" (Phakdichol) Hedvig Melvin Tam

Leah Mimmi/Steven/Angel/ Caroline/Anna-Lisa/ Yay/Chindalay

The Voice

Best Musician
Tam Alex Paul

Best Dancer
Supakorn Irene Jessica/Evelina/Lidia

Most Creative
Ken Supakorn/Tam Valentina

Most Sarcastic
Chindalay Joana Roman/Mimmi

Most Bubbly
Caroline Hedvig Mint

"Chillax"
Gendy Herman Tam

CAS Freak
Ngan Inna Angel

Fitness Guru
Nagib Quang Kiko/Bom

Best Bromance

Cutest Couple

The Two that should have Dated

Kiko & Angel


Lena & Vanessa Eddie & Keon

Anastasia & Karlos


Quynh Anh & Nam Joana & Syrkhan

Aidar & Gina


Irene & Jay Mimmi & Tam

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University
A ngelo Carino Brenda Kimball

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Acceptances
C assandra Dragon D enby Christ

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To IB or not to IB that is the question. And for sure, it was a question for many of us Seniors this year. These past months have been months of struggles and uncertainty - but most of all, they are the last months of our time here at EFIA. It was a time of discovery, of new challenges; of friendships forged across all cultural barriers that will last for life. Among those who have made this experience possible is Dr. Claudia Trew, who co-founded EF International Academy New York along with Gary Julian. Back then, they created the school from scratch - and having the chance to contribute to this development as a student is something that we hope will inspire future generations as well. We are many kinds of students: the ambitious ones, the lazy ones, the procrastinating ones. However exhausting it might seem at times in the end, all that is left are the good memories. No matter where the future might lead all of us; we wish you all the best and thank you for your patience, time and dedication you have put into the school and us. Thank you, Dr. Trew.

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EFIA has become our home and the people we have met here our family. No matter how long we have been here, no matter if High School Diploma, IB Diploma or both - it was an exciting and emotional journey for all of us. Smiles were exchanged (and so were homeworks). Lives and rooms were shared. Tears were shed, loved ones missed. But in all those times, we were never alone. We had our new family. Thank you to our Counselors who have guided us not only in our university application process, but also become our support and strength in our lives. You. Are. Incredible. Thank you to our teachers for their patience, their mercy and their love for teaching. You rock! Thank you to our behind-the-scenes magicians, especially Adele, Cindy and Denise - you know we love you! Last but not least, we would also like to thank Dr. Mahoney for making our last year as special as possible. No matter for how long we have been here, where we came from; we have all gathered the courage to take risks, to open up our minds, explore the world, gain new perspectives. Leaving this place behind, we might never see each other again. But as much as we will miss EFIA, we are looking forward to our future, without any regrets. As a Senior from last year said: "As we come from different places, we leave to different places."

The EFIA Graduating Class of 2012


written by Chindalay Phonsavath

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It's always international here ... EF International Academy, New York

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