On Friday, May 20, our high school community gathered for a showcase and celebration of the culmination of the Class of 2022’s co-curricular learning journeys. Despite limitations resulting from the pandemic, our Class of 2022 seniors have persevered over the past few years, continuing to pursue their passions and remain committed to personal development and growth. This took various forms, including involvement in student-led clubs, athletics, extra-curricular activities, service learning, internships and virtual conferences. All of these experiences have helped them develop valuable life skills, unique talents, and a clearer vision of their future directions after graduation.
Teachers and students shared in the celebration of learning and accomplishments of our Senior Class, beginning with an introduction from our emcees, Jiwon An and Andy Hwang, and a special dance performance presented by our Korean Club. This was followed by a CAS montage video, highlighting some of the favorite CAS experiences, made by Jin Hwan Kim and So Youn Lee.
The Showcase featured an exhibition of student presentations, highlighting their favorite CAS experiences and memories. Guests were encouraged to chat with the members of the Senior class about the learning and lessons they gained outside of the classroom throughout high school. All of our high school service clubs also hosted booths to sell goods and raise money for their respective causes.
Finally, Dave Singh and Nat Boonyachai performed a guitar and drum performance with Mr. Chi, and then there was a high-demand performance by the Breakdance club as the showcase finale. We also premiered a video created by the high school Theater club about our various high school clubs and how they connect with CAS.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022! May you continue your lifelong learning journey, developing your strengths and areas of growth, and continuing to make positive contributions to the people and communities around you.
More About the CAS Programme at Wells
As a core component for the IB Diploma Programme and Wells graduation requirement, Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) encourages high school students to be involved in activities as individuals and as part of a team that take place in local, national and international contexts.
Creativity, activity, and service enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development as well as their social and civic development, through experiential and service learning and a personal journey of self-discovery that recognizes each student’s individual strengths, talents, and purpose.
The component’s three strands, often interwoven with extracurricular activities, are characterized as follows:
- Creativity – Exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
- Activity – Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
- Service – Collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need