Wakefield High School

International Business Internship Program

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Max Schaefer

Class of 2020
Max Schaefer

Class of 2020

My name is Max S., and I am a Junior at Wakefield School. I enjoy playing Varsity Soccer, Squash, and Tennis during the year. I also have a passion for learning about history, politics, and economics. I am currently taking four Advanced Placement courses and one Dual-Enrollment course at my school this year, and have maintained an above 4.0 GPA every year since eighth grade.

I am a member of the Model United Nations club, as well as the previous Captain of the Wakefield “Delta-V” competitive NRA rocketry team. In addition, I play three varsity sports and am a current member of the Wakefield Red Key Club, an exclusive group of students handpicked by faculty, who are given the task of representing Wakefield School during open houses and giving tours to new applicants. I am also a former member of the Wakefield Student Government and was previously elected class President during my Freshman year.

The International Business Internship Program has given me the opportunity to make an impact on people's lives, as well as having the ability to learn important business skills. I consider myself honored to be working in a group of my peers to provide aid for others in need. I believe that through passion, relentlessness, and determination, anything is possible and that even the smallest of changes, can make the largest of impacts.

Joseph Maraska

Class of 2020
Joseph Maraska

Class of 2020

My name is Joseph Maraska, and I am a Junior at Wakefield School in The Plains, VA. I love playing soccer for either my club team or my school varsity team. I enjoy learning about math and statistics related to sports.

I am currently a member of the varsity soccer, swim, and tennis teams at Wakefield. I have been part of nine different varsity teams so far during my high school career. I am part of the GBTN or Goals Beyond The Net organization at Wakefield. For GBTN, we help raise money and donations for families in poverty in Haiti who have children who love playing soccer. I am also part of the TOPSoccer organization in my community as we serve as mentors for children with mental and physical disabilities, teaching them how to play soccer. My father has been in the military for all of my life, so I have moved around the country and the world, living and experiencing different cultures. I was part of the International Business Alliance at Wakefield last year as well.

IBAP has truly changed my life. I look forward to helping people who have not been as fortunate as me. This program gives me the chance to make a change in this world no matter the size. I am truly honored to be a part of this wonderful organization as we all try to make a difference. I believe that anyone can make an impact if he or she is willing to give it their all.

Sarah Lang

Class of 2022
Sarah Lang

Class of 2022

I am an international student from China currently studying in the US. I started life in the US in 9th grade and will continue my academic development here in the upcoming years.

Growing up, I enjoyed playing the piano and violin in my leisure time. I started playing piano at 5 and violin in middle school. Both instruments continue inspiring me to find a better inner self in their unique ways. I served as the President of SGA throughout middle school and the Secretary of SGA in 10th grade, therefore, gained experiences of giving speeches and organizing events. I have participated in Model United Nation for two years and went on two trips: Georgetown, DC. and Philadelphia double delegating Algeria and Nepal, respectively. This past summer I served as a tour guide in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, as well as a translator at a press. I also came up with a business plan with my partner concerning high school consultancy of Chinese international students in the US.

I am very grateful for our former team lead and Leadership Initiative to have given me the chance to serve as Special Project Leader last year, during which I not only learned about the functioning of the program but also my huge interest in business and political science. I greatly appreciated working with my former translator of the team, Mr. Mohammed Auwal Yakubu, from whom I learned a great deal about life as well as culture in Nigeria. After recruiting a team as awesome as it is this year, I cannot wait to see what brilliant ideas we will bring to contribute to those in need and make this world a bit different!

Brianna Handford

Class of 2020
Brianna Handford

Class of 2020

As a 16-year-old, I’m currently a junior at Wakefield School in the Plains, Virginia. I was born in China and came to the US when I was a year old. At the end of sophomore year, my GPA was higher than 4.0.

I have taken/am taking 4 AP classes and one dual enrollment course (American History, Physics, Calculus, Literature, and World History). I’m passionate about the environment and am co-leading a Green Initiative club. I am a varsity soccer and tennis player, as well as a junior varsity squash player. I’m an avid photographer and artist and have had my work displayed in numerous places, including the governor of Virginia Thomas Garrett's office, as well as Vice President Joe Biden’s residence. I enjoy writing, especially creative pieces and have had several works published in the school’s annual magazine. In addition, I’ve been a part of Cappies and had my review of “Shogun Macbeth” published in “The Connection.” I’ve also actively helped edit and design the school’s yearbook. I volunteer at an animal shelter in Idaho during the summer and have had a summer job since I was 14. I am interested in pursuing architectural engineering or conservation ecology.

I am so honored and excited to be a part of the IBIP program, not only because of the amazing people involved but also because I’m able to see in real time the impact we’re making. It gives me the chance to let my ideas be heard and appreciated. It comforts me to know that change is actually being made, as opposed to other less involved programs. It gives us a shot to make a real difference for the people of Africa, and that’s not an opportunity you hear every day.

Michael Neff

Class of 2020
Michael Neff

Class of 2020

My name is Michael Neff and I am a junior at Wakefield School in The Plains, Virginia. In my free time, I most enjoy playing squash as well as analyzing and writing about sports, specifically basketball. I am currently taking three AP courses and a Dual Enrollment course this year.

I am a member of Model UN at my school and I am working on founding an investment club at my school. I also earned gold and platinum honors in Wakefield’s Society for Leadership and Engagement.

International Business Internship Program is an opportunity I am very excited to take on. I am yet to be a part of a program as prestigious as this, and I can see that I am going to have a lot of fun working to help a business in Nigeria solve problems. To think that I am changing people’s lives is very rewarding and exciting.

Kylee Hendrie

Class of 2020
Kylee Hendrie

Class of 2020

My name is Kylee Hendrie and I am a junior at Wakefield School. I challenge myself through enrolling in several AP courses and through veering towards leadership positions, most notably as an executive editor of my school's literary magazine while also developing new skill sets through film internships and multiple summer intensive writing workshops. I come from a family of conservationists thus sparking my fondness of the great outdoors and my deep care for the preservation of the environment.

My side hobbies include playing squash, creating art, and engaging in profound cathartic philosophical discussions. My greatest passion is writing whether it be fiction stories or journalism and I enjoy spending my time hours expressing myself through poetic means. I've been involved with extensive theater productions and am also a member of art's council as well as privileged to be a student representative of a club that presents my school to prospective parents.

I am extremely excited to be a part of a larger effort of helping resolve the issues of organizations in Nigeria and to gain a greater awareness and better global perspective about cultures that differ from my own.

Our Business Partner: Cobbling

Business Owner: Danliti Abdullahi

 

Business Location: Wunti Market, Bauchi State Nigeria

 

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