Meet Kaitlin

Where are you from?

I am from Hong Kong.

What made you choose Taft?

I chose Taft because of its welcoming environment and many resources both in and outside the classroom.

What does it mean to be an international student at Taft?

Being an international student means living in a totally new environment and being surrounded by students and faculty from all over the world. I get to share my own culture while learning about others as well. Taft has become my second home where I have found my new family.

What activities do you participate in on campus?

I am a school monitor, dorm monitor, head of the Pan-Asian Affinity Group, and head of Girls with Gains. I have also participated in a number of afternoon program activities, including volleyball and community service.

What has been your favorite class so far at Taft?

My favorite class at Taft was sophomore year Honors Chemistry taught by Mr. Parente. I was always so excited to walk into class and struggle to do practice problems with my friends. Mr. Parente made learning super-enjoyable; it sparked my passion for science.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
Bonfires on Jig Pat in the fall make it the most amazing place to be.

What has been your most memorable Taft moment?

Dancing at Red Rally with my sister in front of the school.

What do you love most about Taft?

The caring teachers, the passionate students, and the excellent staff make Taft a really special place.

What does it mean to be a Rhino?

Being a Rhino means being part of a supportive community. A Rhino is always on the sidelines cheering on their friends at sports games, giving a standing ovation after an amazing dance or theater performance, and helping classmates prepare for an exam.