Spotlight On Our Student Dan

This week, we are proud to spotlight our eleventh-grader Xinyang, known to his friends and teachers as Dan.

Dan joined ISR in 2020 and is a remarkable student! He was recently honored for his achievement on the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Examination with the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award from Cambridge. The eleventh grader earned the highest score in Germany with an impressive 196 out of 200 points, a 98%! But there is much more to Dan than his impressive academic performance, as his ISR teachers explain.

“Dan speaks softly and carries a big brain. As his TOK teacher, I can attest to all the interesting insights Dan has to offer on problems simple and complicated. He is always happy to contribute in class, ask pertinent questions, and quick to help others. He’s truly a delight to teach!”, says Mr. McGee from the ISR Humanities Department. Ms. Mitchell from the ISR Science Department adds, “Dan is an excellent scientist, has a fantastic work ethic and a kind spirit. He puts himself fully into everything he does.”

Ms. Wacker from the ISR UCC Department adds: “Dan aims to study Engineering or Physics in Switzerland, UK, Germany, or Singapore. He is a very strong and ambitious student; plays badminton, chess and the guitar and enjoys reading fiction and non-fiction!”

Dan is also a member of the ISR Student Leadership Counsil, working with his fellow students on the topic of Physical Health and Well-being.  SLC Coordinator, Ms. Bowien explains that Dan “is a very involved and helpful student. He takes feedback very seriously and he is very helpful!”.

Ms. Macanovic, who has worked with Dan for many years, explains, “Dan is a wonderful student! Polite, considerate of everyone, and academically very strong! Even when he was in Grade 8, he had the same great qualities, so this shows his maturity level.”

We are proud to spotlight Dan, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who, in line with this year’s theme, is striving for “extraordinary achievements” on a daily basis. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.