International Academy Events

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On May 18, former INT student, Yexis Hechavarria, gave the student address at the Northern Essex Community College commencement ceremony. “When I arrived here, I realized that my life had drastically changed. Now that I was in a new country, I had to start from zero with a language that I could not speak and a new culture," she told the audience. Yexis, who graduated with an Associates of Science Degree in Biology, aspires to be a medical doctor because she is fascinated by what she calls “the miracle of life.” “What draws me to the medical field is the miracle of life. Our bodies are so complex that it’s a wonder we exist!”

Yexis was also the recipient of the prestigious Leewood Realty, LLC Sustainability Scholarship in 2018. She plans to transfer to Merrimack College and major in Biochemistry. Congratulations, Yexis, from your INT family!

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On June 3, INT juniors went to Babson College to watch a live action performance of Romeo and Juliet.  After the play, students were given a short tour of the campus and had lunch with former LHS students who are now at Babson College.  Everyone's questions were answered and we enjoyed our time at the beautiful Babson College.

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Congratulations to Mr. Whimpper Barahona, who was selected as one of the recipients of the prestigious Partnership Hero Award! The award was presented at the Lawrence Partnership Hero Summit, which took place on April 23rd. Mr. Barahona, who teaches Spanish at INT, received the award for going above and beyond in his efforts to make deep and impactful connections in service of student success. Great job, Mr. Barahona!

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    Lawrence High School fielded a team of students to participate in the Law Day Speech contest organized by the Lawrence Bar Association.

    Congratulations to the eight students and their teacher, Mary DeFelice, who represented INT at the Law Day Speech Contest, organized by the Lawrence Bar Association at the Fenton Judicial Center on May 1st, 2019.

  • The students from International Academy were:  Dannelys Gomera, Roanyer Rondon, Dariel DeJesus, Vidal Estevez, Selina Perez,
  • LHS students from other academies were  Joshua Figueroa, Angie Setiewan, and Darius Maker. 

Everyone delivered passionate five-minute speeches aligned with the Law Day theme:  Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.  Great JOB LHS!

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    On April 11, 52 INT students participated in a luncheon on campus with 18 Upper School students. This event was part of the INT-USA Transitional plan, which allows INT students who will potentially transfer to the Upper School next school year to gain awareness in regard to the programs offered on campus, as well as engage in conversations with USA ambassadors  (former INT students)  about the challenges and supports offered at Upper School.

    The luncheon, led by School Culture Specialist Armani Fiato and Dean of Students Carlos Cordero, allowed USA ambassadors and INT mentees to participate in team building activities, discuss assumptions versus reality at Upper School, as well as celebrate the achievements of former INT students. At the end of the luncheon, ambassadors and mentees exchanged contact information and enjoyed some tasty food and refreshments. The next phase of the transitional plan is Shadow Day, when INT students will have the opportunity to shadow USA students for a whole day!