IB Spotlight: Kitty Le


Rachel Shogren, Academics Co-Editor

Q: How do you keep up with your academics and social life?

A:  It’s pretty difficult for me to maintain both my academic life and my social life. However, the majority of my friends are also IB candidates. This makes it a lot easier for us to spend time together because of our corresponding schedules.

Q: What are your studying habits?

A: If I have a test or a quiz, I always make sure to study the material thoroughly beforehand. I usually don’t sleep until I complete all of my assignments and study sufficiently if needed.

Q: What is your favorite IB subject?

A: My favorite IB subject is Topics. It’s really fun to learn about the different causes, practices, and effects of war.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A:  Like most people, I plan on attending college right after high school.

Q: How are you going to prepare for the IB exams?

A: I plan to study a lot when the time comes to prepare for IB exams. Over the summer, I organized all of my notes from junior year in order to have all of the material ready for when I actually need to start studying.

Q: What is your extended essay topic?

A:  My extended essay is about the extent to which Koreans were oppressed under Japanese rule from 1910-1945.

Q: Is your only focus academics?

A:   My primary focus in high school is academics, but I do try to make time to spend with my friends and family.

Q: Who or what has helped you on your IB journey?

A: Since most of my friends are also experiencing the same things I am, they have greatly helped me on my “IB journey.”

Q: Who is your favorite IB teacher?

A: I can’t really choose a favorite IB teacher because they’re all great in their own ways.

Q: What advice would you give to future IB Diploma Candidates?

A: I would advise future IB diploma candidates to please not procrastinate, although it is a little easier said than done.

Q: What skills do you think the IB program has taught you that you can help you later in life?

A:  The IB program has taught me that I can accomplish a lot of things in the span of one night.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A:  In 10 years, I see myself finishing up graduate school, hopefully with a job.