Wisconsin Lutheran High School - Review #1

Read more details about Wisconsin Lutheran High School on their 2019-20 profile page.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
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About the Author:

College EnrolledAugustana College
Home Town, State Seoul
Years Attended Boarding School4
Activities During Boarding SchoolFor four years in high school, I have done many activities. I have done wrestling, soccer, tech team, chick-fil-a leader academy, volunteer work, and school magazine/ flyer photo shoots. I never stopped doing activities outside of academics all four years. I played soccer for the first two years and wrestled last two years. I achieved to become a captain for the wrestling team by my senior year.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is very unique among many high schools around that area. Wisconsin Lutheran High School has a good academic program, sports program, and for the most, as an international student, they have an amazing international students program. A lot of faculty is always willing to help students, and if you run into any problems not only academics but mental or personal issues, Wisconsin Lutheran High School is always open to help you out.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened to me during the high school year was me converting and joining the wrestling team. I was not a quite good student my freshmen and sophomore year. I wasn't that great in academics and I sometimes lacked myself from doing works. However, I changed my mind and started working hard in my junior year. at this point, many faculty members were willing to help me. I became a model student at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, and I had a lot of accesses to being a model for school advertisements. the moment that I decided to change and wrestle converted the most throughout my high school career.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
The advice that I want to give to upcoming future international students is that try to assimilate yourself into the culture and social life. Even though my first two years were not as great as it could be, I do not regret or want to go back to change it because, during this time, I tried hard to become one of those instead of trying to be so smart. Try to have some fun and try to learn the most out of how much ever time you have at Wisco.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Wisconsin Lutheran High School gave me a great experience of studying in America. Since the freshmen year, I might have come a long way or not the perfect way, but I think the WLHS gave me an opportunity to become a model student to others by my senior year. The school really knows you if you are trying hard and trying to be better. WLHS has a very good international student program and I am glad that I went to Wisco.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Wisconsin Lutheran High School definitely has some challenges for its academics. WLHS has a pretty high grading scale. However, there are so many varieties of classes that you can take. As an international student, I struggled a lot in the beginning. However, the school was willing to help me and when I asked around faculty for help, they were always willing to help me out with no hesitation.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Wisconsin Lutheran Highs School has a pretty good reputation for the sports team. I played soccer for the first two years and wrestling for the last two years. The sports that brought me the most lesson is wrestling. Throughout wrestling, I learned how to fight not only on the mat but also outside of wrestling. It helped me to fight through other hard things that can run into my life.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I was never a music person at the high school, but I do know that Wisconsin Lutheran High School is very well known for their music program. Not only just the choir, but they also have so many other music teams that perform everywhere. A lot of music groups go to churches on Sundays to perform at the services. Also, School has so many concerts throughout the year, which gives students an opportunity to prosper in the music field.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Wisconsin Lutheran High School has a lot of athletic teams and other extracurricular activities like forensics, musical, choir, chess, and math track team, etc. Students will not have a hard time finding activities after school. There are so many programs that you would be able to find many clubs you would want to join,

Dorm Life:

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School has a cafeteria, and they divide up the lunch hour into 2 to 3 sessions. School Cafeteria contains the main area where you can get hot food and side area where you can get fries, soda, or little food items. One significant food item that WLHS serve is "Chicken bowl" which is served every Thursday. Also, the thing that I liked about the dining system was that, instead of having a meal plan with the set of rules, any students can put money into their account at any time and have hot food the next day.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town around the school does not have a bad reputation. The surrounding town is not dangerous or suspicious. I actually lived about 5 minutes away from the school by car, which is a fairly close distance that I would consider as a surrounding town. I lived in that house for the last three years of high school and I never had problems around the neighborhood. I take a walk a lot even at night and never had a single problem.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
People at Wisconsin Lutheran High School are mostly very nice. The school itself is so diverse, that there are many friend groups. Actually, I had a little bit of a hard time, in the beginning, making friends, but then I got to make some good friends pretty quickly. It is actually quite hard to hang out with American students unless you or someone can drive. However, I made a good friend group by my senior year whom I hung out with the most.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
6:30 AMWake up
7:45 AMSchool Starts
12:30 AMLunch
3:00 PMSchool ends
3:30 PMWrestling practice starts
5:00 PMWrestling practice ends
6:00 PMDinner
6:30 PMHomework
8:00 PMFriends
11:30 PMBed
Weekend
Read more details about Wisconsin Lutheran High School on their 2019-20 profile page.

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