Talking with New and Familiar Faces

New Student:
Talon: Hello, Sebastian. I heard you are a new student at Graded, right?

Sebastian Martinez Cornejo, 10th Grade: Yes.

Talon: Welcome to Graded! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sebastian: I was born in Philadelphia (United States), but my parents are Mexican. We moved to Germany and stayed there for one or two years, and then we moved to France and lived there for five years. After, we moved to Mexico for two years, later Switzerland for five years, and now we’re here.

Talon: Wow! Is there one place that you liked the most?

Sebastian: Well, I have the most friends in Switzerland, so I’d have to say there.

Talon: That’s cool. How would you compare your school in Switzerland and Graded?

Sebastian: They’re different. Graded has an American system before the IB, but ISB (International School Basel) has the MYP program. There are many differences, but one that struck me the most was that for Grade 10 here, you would be called MYP 5 there.

Talon: Seriously?

Sebastian (laughing): Yes, it wasn’t the best. Nobody really liked it.

Talon: I know that this has been your third week at Graded. What do you like most about it?

Sebastian: I have to say that the food is really good.

Talon: Now, last but not least, how does it feel to be a new student? Is it scary?

Sebastian: I guess. It’s kind of scary, but the ambassadors helped me adjust to this school and I have some new friends. We hang out and stuff.

Talon: That’s awesome. Thank you so much for your time, Sebastian! Great getting to know you. I really hope you enjoy Graded!

Sebastian: Thanks!

Returning Student:
Talon: Hello, Felipe. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Felipe Hannud, 10th Grade: I have been here at Graded for seven years. I play soccer; I’ve been on the Junior Varsity team, but now I am on the Varsity team, training with them.

Talon: Wow, you’ve been at Graded for quite a long time. From all your years here, what do you like most about Graded?

Felipe: I like the space, like a lot. I like how big it is, the environments we have like the lower school and the field, which might get destroyed. Still, I like the school though. Just the way t is.

Talon: That is pretty interesting! We know that you have been a student at Graded for a while, but did you ever attend another school before? If so, how was it?

Felipe: Yes, I did go to another school when I was younger, but to be honest, I guess I didn’t like it as much as I like Graded.

Talon: What makes Graded so special?

Felipe (laughing): I like the courses and opportunities that Graded provides. It feels like sort of like an open gate. And I also like the people at Graded. I have a good amount of friends.. I’m friends with almost everyone.

Talon (laughing): Seems like you’re very popular! Felipe, thank you very much for your time, and I hope you have a great day.

Felipe: Right back at you.