Meet Anna Chan!
Anna has lived abroad in Tbilisi, Georgia for the past three years. Despite her Chinese sounding last name, she’s not actually Chinese. Well, sort of…it’s a long story. She goes to coffee shops far too often and laughs too hard at (low quality) puns. Exploring, photographing, and writing take up most of her free time. La La Land and The Greatest Showman are her favourite films to date, because TV can’t get better than beautiful, inspiring musicals. If she had to eat one type of food for the rest of her life, she would choose Mexican. She has only done TPS for one year, but she’s loved it so much! Throughout all four different forms of high schooling she’s done, this has been her favourite by far. Her favourite classes include British Literature and Composition, taught by Mrs. Huisman (who has completely changed be verbs for her forever in the writing world), and Photography: Modern Creative Portraiture, taught by the wise Mrs. McGaffick. Though honestly, she loved all her classes and teachers on TPS. She’s happy to announce that starting this fall she will attend John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. There she plans on majoring in Photography with a possible double in Intercultural studies.
My favourite quote is, “The greatest work of art is the life you live” – Erwin McManus. It reminds me that being in the image of God, who is the Creator, we are created to create. Living a life that is a work of art demands intentionality, consistency, and authenticity. I strive to make Jesus my one theme in life and that everything I do will beautifully point to Him.
Advice to the younglings of TPS:
Make the most of this experience. Make friends with your classmates, learn all you can from your teachers, and do your best for each assignment! I’ve learned that the more effort you put into participating and doing the work for a class, the more you get out of it and enjoy it. As for making friends, it means you’ll know friendly faces all over the world, and who doesn’t want that!