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  • Spring Break from April 8th-12th.
  • HSSC Baseball Game @Samsung Lions Park on April 4th.
  • [HS] Friendly Match Soccer vs. DMHS @Camp Walker on April 2nd.
  • Don't forget your spirit shirts on Friday.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Spring Break from April 8th-12th.
  • HSSC Baseball Game @Samsung Lions Park on April 4th.
  • [HS] Friendly Match Soccer vs. DMHS @Camp Walker on April 2nd.
  • Don't forget your spirit shirts on Friday.
The Student News Site of Daegu International School

Jets Flyover

The Student News Site of Daegu International School

Jets Flyover

Season Two assembly showcases student talent and honorable achievements

Spring extravaganza returns new and improved
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Eugene Sung
Stella Lee in seventh grade, the lead vocalist of her band, extends an inviting hand as if to urge the audience to join in along the fun. The secondary student body claps and whistles in response.

Amidst the early morning bustle, elementary classrooms buzzed with excitement as young minds poured into the Jetnasium for the first spring assembly in many years on March 28. Secondary students waited for their turn until fourth period. Throughout both events, students and teachers took center stage to showcase their achievements over the second season of the year. 

The school administration brought back the spring assembly this year to enhance student engagement and ensure that all assemblies ended right on time, leaving the audience yearning for more. “The idea was that because we’re running the sports and the activities in the trimesters, it made the most sense to host [the assembly] after each trimester,” said Mr. Jolly, the head of school. 

The elementary assembly kicked off the day with a lively introduction from hosts Bonnie Kim and Sophie Lee in ninth grade and a loud cheer from the mini-Jets. After a strong start, Ms. Suozzo and Mrs. Cameron came up to the stage to recognize the achievements of the elementary volleyball teams and Girl Scouts respectively. To freshen up the air, the elementary rock band Rocking Tangerines performed “Sunroof” by Nicky Youre and dazy, “You Belong with Me” by Taylor Swift, and “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction to showcase their season of practice. 

Mr. Bae and Mr. Jolly reap the fruits of their labor with pride. The award was given to them by the district of Dong-gu for the crops of the school vegetable garden. (Catherine Park)

Mr. Jolly summed up the awards with a special recognition to Mr. Bae, the director of Facility and Faculty Housing, and the school for its agricultural project. “Being one of the few schools in Daegu that was awarded [the Agriculture award], I wanted to acknowledge that for the entire community in the sense that it was initiated by the school. The elementary students especially played a big role in planting the sweet potatoes and whatnot, and those things could be utilized for lunch.”

Evelyn Hwang in first grade and Maha Rahman in second grade show off their dance moves to the elementary community. They decorate the finale of the assembly with their flair.

To finish with a blast of energy, the elementary dance team performed a Kidz Bop adaptation of “Timber” by Pitbull and “It Is What It Is” by Jenna Raine.  

To spice up the secondary assembly, veteran host Leanne Yoon in 10th grade her pal newbie MC Jerome Kwon cracked the audience up with their ad-libs. Afterward, the rock bands sang and strummed their hearts out. Blue Day, BPM, and Kebab Party from middle school revved up the stage, and the final junior band melted the hearts of the audience with “All For You,” a Korean classic. In the high school segment, ASAP performed a groovy rendition of “Treasure” by Bruno Mars. DISBAND carried on the heat with “Toxic” by Britney Spears, featuring Aiden Huh’s jazzy tunes on the violin. 

Sophomore Chris Ryu’s solo guitar riff filled the Jetnasium with energy before the Blastoise performance. He captivates the audience with his expertise. (Eugene Sung)

All members of the band Blastoise performed solos before their actual show to top off the rock band segment. Members remixed a popular song “Beat It” by Michael Jackson as a prelude, and they performed “GROWING UP IS _____” by Ruel. Blastoise drummer Bolt Yi in 12th grade said, “I did a drum solo. I broke my sticks because I hit the cymbals too hard – I was caught up in the moment. I felt awesome.”

The volleyball teams relive the exhilaration of their recent victories when they hold up their trophy high for all of the secondary student body to see. (Eugene Sung)

Subsequently, Mr. Bae, the Computer Science Competition Club, the middle and high school sports teams, and over 60 National History Day (NHD) participants received recognition for their hard work. During the middle school volleyball awards, coaches Mrs. Jolly and Mr. Balint exchanged a warm hug as they bid each other farewell in memory of Mr. Balint’s last season at DIS. 

For the finale, the Illusion dance team divided into two units to showcase their grooviest moves for their fans. The first unit captivated the audience with their bouncy choreography to “Drama” by aespa, and the second group, which performed “Easy” by LE SSERAFIM, refreshed the audience with polished perfection.  

“The assemblies used to be a little too stuffy. They had a game to them sometimes, but that was almost a little bit too crazy, and then the other parts felt very structured. […] The assemblies were better than they’ve ever been because they feature more items that are for and by the students,” said Mr. Jolly. With more student involvement than ever, the Jets left the gymnasium with a brighter spark in their eyes than in previous years. 

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About the Contributors
Luna Kang, Section Editor
Luna, after 13 long years, finally enters her last act as a senior at DIS. She vibes with illustration and photography, but also takes great interest in music and literature. Having been with the Flyover for over half her time here, Luna reads and spices up almost every article that gets published. So far, her own best articles are in the feature categories - Go check them out!
Leanne Yoon, Managing Editor
Leanne Yoon, dubbed as “Lenny” by her close friends, rises into her sophomore year bursting with ambition. As a leader of clubs such as Menstruation Station, SOAR, Debate Club and String Orchestra, Leanne often ponders on what else she could bring to her fellow Jets. In her leisure time, she vibes to music and immerses herself in all things K-culture. This year, Leanne hopes to bring the Flyover to the next level as the co-managing editor of the publication. 

Eugene Sung, Writer
Caffeine addict Eugene Sung rejoins the Jets Flyover team as a writer in his junior year at Daegu International School. His short attention span and passion for exploration means he ventures around Daegu often to visit local cafes and see the sights. His love for traveling inspires most of his writing, as he often journals about his experiences. He hopes to bring this curious spirit to the Flyover as a writer to take interesting pictures, meet new people, and discover captivating locations.

Catherine Park, Editor in Chief
Cath loves writing stories and making art. Luckily, God gifted her a talented left hand. As the vice president of the National Arts Honor Society, she can be seen drawing around campus. Cath explores many different genres of books, music, movies, and activities, and is willing to explore more about them throughout her experience as the editor-in-chief. All she needs is paper, a pencil, an eraser, and her dog, Russell. Cath writes, illustrates comics, edits articles, and manages the Jets Flyover.

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    EstherApr 4, 2024 at 7:29 pm

    Wow! So many accomplishments!!!

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    SophiaApr 4, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    This year was very successful as we can see that everyone won their sports competitions!!~ ^^

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    Mary KongApr 4, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    It was so fun! it was great year :0

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    EmilyApr 4, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you for your efforts! I want to see it again!

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    Aiden ShinApr 4, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    I thought that the assemblies were fun.

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    PaulApr 4, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    It was so cool

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    PyoApr 4, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Nice assembly I wish I saw the elementary assembly.

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    SolaApr 3, 2024 at 11:45 pm

    Great year everyone :))

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