Sokunthyda Long, 18, Class of 2014
High school memories, positive or not, should always be treasured. I, personally, am grateful for the ones I have at Modern International School. As a student who finished the English program in 2014, countless things that I earned there are still incredible, especially my educational background. Almost 12 years of my life were spent at the school, and those years have had immense influences on what I am currently doing now. I am a freshman at the American University of Phnom Penh right here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The ability I gained at M.I.S in communicating in English is very well used thanks to all of my teachers there as they helped build my confidence and guide me to what is right, and what should be done academically and morally. Aside from the traditional subjects that are offered, students also learn how to behave morally in order to make the society an even better place.
One of the most unforgettable memories I will always cherish is the graduation day of the 2014 class. Although some might see it as a sad day where everyone drifted apart from each other, it was unbelievably amazing for me. It proved that all the hard work was paid off and that it was not the end. It was in fact a huge stepping stone for us to the real world. Moreover, just because it was our graduation day, it does not mean that any of us will stop contacting each other. Every classmate of mine is still in touch with each other. No amount of gratitude is enough if presented to my superb friends and teachers.
A few words of advice to the ones who are still attending Modern International School, try to see the perks of the moments in school because a place where one receives education and gains knowledge is important. Every moment should be remembered. As the class of 2014 would always say to each other, “one second is a memory”.