Life After KICS
“I love the international environment at KICS, it has really helped me make all types of friends at University.” Kassidy Shreck
Smart, kind, helpful and fun are just some of the words those close to Kassidy Shreck use to describe her. Six months after her graduation from KICS, we reconnect with Kassidy to hear about her life beyond KICS.
Kassidy is the eldest of six children. Now at Pepperdine University in California, United States, she explains how KICS equipped her with important life skills and prepared her for university. “At KICS I learned to manage my time well. In University, students have to be independent and take initiative to get work done.” On top of her normal work load, her time as a senior at KICS was balanced between yearbook, student council, and online classes. “It was a challenge, but it helped prepare me for managing my time here.”
Furthermore she is thankful to her teachers, all of whom were very impactful and taught her valuable academic and spiritual skills. “A teacher who stands out to me is Miss Woodward, my AP Literature teacher last year, her class really challenged me and I saw my writing improve drastically after that year.”
“I try to uphold the academic integrity KICS taught me,” stated Kassidy. Pepperdine University is located by the beach, and although Kassidy doesn’t enjoy going out on the beach much, she loves to read, take photos, dance ballet, play piano, and hang out with her friends.
This year she is working with a program called Jumpstart that serves in underprivileged pre-schools. She, together with a team, help kids work on spelling their names and reading comprehension. “We also play with them at recess, teach them fun songs and games, plus run various centers such as art or imaginative play. I also participate in Bible studies that happen on campus,” she added.
Kassidy enjoys serving her community and its members. “At Pepperdine I continue to live out the vision of KICS by doing more than just study,” she remarked. Getting involved in programs like Jumpstart or Bible studies have allowed Kassidy to contribute towards making a difference in people’s lives. She plans to serve God to the best of her ability in whatever career path she embarks on.
Kassidy is glad to have graduated from KICS, and for those considering KICS as their next school, Kassidy’s note to you is- “This is a great school that prepares you for university where meaningful friendships are made to last forever.”
Article written by Efua Hagan