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International Student Profiles

Welcome to Oak Grove's
International Department!

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Three Grovers enjoy playing cards after school.

Below you will find information on many of Oak Grove's current International Students. If you know someone interested in joining our program, are interested in hosting one of these students, or would like more information, feel free to contact Deb Lackmann, at +1.701.373.7114 or deb.lackmann@oakgrovelutheran.com.

Seniors- 12th Grade

John Kim
Incheon City, South Korea


Why do you miss most about your country?
The food

What sports to you play?
I am on the football team and the swim team.

What do you want to do after you graduate?
I want to go to UND with my friends.

Tianle “Roy” Duan
Wuhan, China

What are your favorite activities?
I enjoy camping and performing.

What are your best qualities?
People around me are impressed with my optimism and resilience.

Why did you choose Oak Grove?
It will help me achieve my dream and become a person of character.

Vy Quang Dao
Nhatrang, Vietnam

What do you miss most about your country?
Food

What is your favorite activity?
Soccer

Profiles in progress: Wandi Wang, Kate Li, and Muskan Gupta.

Juniors - 11th Grade

Bor-Jiun “Nobel” Tseng
New Taipei, Taiwan

What do you want to be when you grow up?
My parents want me to be a doctor, but I like computer design.

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I want to join the basketball team.

Huan “Lucia” He
Hsinchu, Taiwan

Best American Food?
Buffalo wings

Best food from your country?
Hot Pot (Shrimp and vegetable salad)

What is your favorite sport
?
Basketball! I look forward to playing on the team again this year.

MinHyung “Thiago” Choi
Daejeon, South Korea

How many people are in your family?
4

What clubs are you in?
I’m on the soccer team and part of Pay.

Jixiang “Logan” Zeng
Nanning, China

What do you miss most about your country?
Families, friends, and food.

What is one thing you would really like to try this year?
I would like to go to prom.


Yichen “Roy” Yuan
Xinjiang, China

What do you miss most about your country?
Food

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I would like to watch a concert.

Zelin “Richard” Zhang
Zibo, China

How many people are in your family?
4

What is your favorite activity?
I like being an experimenter.

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I would like to drive.

Profiles in progress: Magd Alkhulani.

Sophomores - 10th Grade


Daria Zhidkova
Nevinnomyssk, Russia

What do you want to study at the university?
International Relations.

What is one thing you would really like to 
try this year?
I would like to go on the New Mexico mission trip with a group from my New Testament class.

Shi “Michael” Guo
Beijing, China

Which are better: dogs or cats?
Dogs 

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I would like to travel with the school.

Hunge “Healy” Li
Nanning,China

What is the best American food?
Pasta

What is the best food from your country?
Everything

What is one thing you would really like to try this year?
I would like to join the choir and volleyball team.

Yohanis Lulu
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

How many people are in your family?
6

Which are better: dogs or cats?
Cats

What sports do you play?
I play soccer and basketball.

Xiaowei "Kate" Zhang
Nanning, China

Why did you choose Oak Grove?
I choose Oak Grove because it is so cool!

What is one thing you would really like to 
try this year?
I'd like to try Volleyball and Yearbook.

Yufeng “Chung” Cheng
Beijing, China 

Best American Food?
Pizza 

Best food from your country?
Fried rice 

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I'd like the travel maybe.
 

Lee Feng(1)Lixian "Lee" Feng
Fuzhou, China

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A teacher. I think the teacher is good for society. I will make my students happy everyday.

What is one thing you would really like to 
try this year?
Everything!

Yifan Wang
Beijing, China

Which are better: dogs or cats?
Cats 

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I would like to join the basketball team.

Zeren "George" Li
Shenzhen, China

How many people are in your family?
3

What do you want to do when you graduate Oak Grove?
I would like to go to a famous university and become a scientist.

Aqeel Alkhulani
Sana’a, Yemen

Best American food?
Burger

Best food from your country?
Zahaaik (Yemeni cheese)

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I would like to try track. 

Freshmen - 9th Grade

Kai Ding
Shuoshou, China

Why did you choose Oak Grove?
Because Oak Grove Lutheran School can help me to choose my dream.

What are your favorite activities?
Table Tennis and Chess. I also volunteer to walk dogs in China.

Natanael “Nati” Teshager
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Best American Food:
Pizza

Best food from your country:
Injera (An Ethiopian flat bread)

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I would like to do better in school.

Wasi Ewnetu
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

How many people are in your family?
7

Which are better: dogs or cats?
Dogs

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I would like to play basketball.

Middle School - 6th-8th Grades

Mohanad Alkulani
Sana’a, Yemen
8th Grade

What's your favorite American food?
Hamburger

What's your favorite Yemeni food?
Zahaweg (Spicy tomato sauce)

What is one thing you would 
really like to try this year?
I’d like to play more sports!

Mingyu Fu
Chengdu, China
7th Grade

What instruments do you play?
I enjoy play piano and guitar.

What activities do you enjoy?
I like swimming.

Profiles in progress: Yifan (Peter) Chen.

  Elementary

Jose Alcivar 
Quito, Ecuador
4th Grade

What are your favorite activities?
Playing soccer and drawing. I also like to read and play games with my friends.

What is your secret identity?
I play guitar in a rock band. We have a concert this weekend in Miami.