Taoyuan, Taiwan

Vincent is noticeable. Not because he seeks the spotlight, but because the light just seems to shine on him. He likes being involved in classroom discussions, volunteering for weekend service learning projects, and just being an active member of the school community. And, as an energetic and talented member of a broader, global community, Vincent has a lot to offer.

“No matter who you are or where you come from, there’ s a place for you at VES. Here you feel safe, connected, and excited about all the opportunities.”

“I am the only child in my family and my parents have always encouraged me to ask questions and to try new things. My teachers here are a lot like that too. They appreciate my curiosity. They reward my effort and welcome lots of viewpoints and that makes classroom work more fun. One day, I was still curious about something we talked about in class, so I asked my football coach about it during practice. I’m learning there is a time and place for answers, and football practice isn’t the right time or place. He helped me later that day. It’s nice that I see my teachers outside of the classroom and that many of them live on campus with me. I visit with them and meet their kids. It makes me happy to feel so much at home even though I am so far away from my family in Taiwan. Living here and doing things together all the time is great. It’s safe. It’s fun. I’ll be sad to leave the VES community one day, but I’m preparing for college and a career in business. And, I’m sure I will have a lot of questions.”

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- 1 year
Football - 1 year
Cross Country - 1 year
Basketball - 3 years
   JV Most Improved
Tennis - 3 years
   JV Coach's Award
Drama - Cinderella
Community Service - 
   Silver Award (175-249 hours)

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