Spotlight On Our Student Derin

This week, we spotlight our eleventh Grader Derin, who joined ISR in April, leaving behind his hometown Istanbul. Although Derin has only recently joined the ISR community, he has already impressed his teachers and classmates. He is a very friendly and open-minded student, who is particularly interested in discussion topics such as politics, current affairs and history. Also, he has volunteered as an election worker and will support the upcoming local elections in Düsseldorf.

His History teacher, Mr. Rademaker, confirms his interest in all historical subjects and adds “In History, Derin has impressed his teachers with his extensive knowledge of and passion for the subject. In addition, Derin is planning a fascinating topic for his Extended Essay and has already made extensive progress on his investigation.”

Derin is also very talented in reading; in Istanbul, he won on three occasions the German Reading Competition. Reading is his passion and that’s the reason why he also supports some second Graders during their preparations for reading competition. He is really committed to school life and recently joined the MUN Executive Team to help planning internal debates and finding virtual conferences to participate in. Derin also shines with his friendly and helpful personality. It is important for him to give something back and he is socially very committed. His CAS teacher, Mr. Urban, says about him, “Derin is a wonderful addition to our ISR Community. He is already very engaged in CAS and as a project, he will support the St. Augustinus “Memory Center” close at ISR. There he will use music, he plays Turkish guitar, to bring a smile to the faces of elderly people.”

We are very proud to spotlight Derin one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who is in line with our school motto, “we enable great minds and strong characters”. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.