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Meet Ranon

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. 

What activities do you participate in at Taft?

I think Taft is special because you can be anything you want to be and do anything you want to do without having to make any sacrifices. Personally, I play soccer in the fall and also run and pole vault on the track team in the spring. At the same time, I'm able to serve as both a dormitory monitor on HDT2 and a school monitor. I also love the fact that activities aren’t confined to what’s offered at Taft—you really have the option to pursue anything. In my own time, I’ve been developing a mobile application to help support young Thai soccer players in rural areas.

What has been your favorite class at Taft?

I love computer science here. I took my first CS class, AP Computer Science A, during my sophomore year, and have taken at least one CS class every year since then. Outside of that, though, I’m really enjoying Mr. Hawes’ AP Comparative Government and Politics class. 

What is your favorite spot on campus?

Nothing’s better than relaxing by the pond on a warm, sunny day. 

What is your most memorable Taft moment?

I’m not sure I have one! Every day and every moment is unique and beautiful in its own way; I don’t think one is more meaningful than the others. 

  Why Taft?

Taft, for me, is a place for self-discovery and growth. Though it's a challenging environment, everyone around you genuinely wants to see you succeed, and this really brings the best out of you. Taft has enabled me to be the person I am today, and I'm forever grateful for that.