SPOTLIGHT ON: MARY LOU DEJESUS
How has ICS helped you to grow and achieve your goals?
My teachers at ICS have always pushed me to do my best and challenge myself in my classes – right now, for example, I am in an Advanced Math class that will let me take higher-level courses in high school. I want to be a doctor someday, so I know that math and science skills will be extremely important for me.
What is the most important lesson you have learned at ICS?
Both my classes and my after-school activities have emphasized critical thinking. There is more than one way to solve a complex math problem, and there is more than one way to look at an issue in a debate. Being able to carefully analyze things is a skill that will be useful not just in school but in real life, too.
What do you like most about ICS?
I really love being able to volunteer and give back to the community, and service like that is very important at ICS. Everybody is always willing to lend a hand and make a difference for others.