TPS Seniors 2020

Eunice Tan – TPS Senior 2020

What do pink fluffy unicorns, self-publishing novels, managing a blog, producing plays & movies, speech & debate competitions, travelling to 10 different countries, songwriting, and belting “Les Miserables” and “Sound of Music” songs at the top of one’s lungs have in common? None other than TPS veteran & Senior Eunice Tan a.k.a. Eunicorn!

She is a 17-year-old plushy enthusiast who just moved to Charlotte, North Carolina last July from her lifelong home of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Eunice is the youngest of 2 sisters in a family of 4, and she definitely is not the “annoying little sister” you see on TV shows. She joined TPS 8 years ago and has practically grown up with the GP5-7 gremlins and her fellow crew of classmates a.k.a. Gremlin Fighters who have braved the storm of tech problems over the years. TPS is her virtual home and has helped her develop critical thinking skills and root her learning in her Biblical worldview found in faith in Christ!

From a tender young age, Eunice has always been a storyteller at heart, whether it be through writing, speaking, or songwriting. At the age of 9, she recruited her family and friends to make movies and has directed and written three films in total! This was the spark of her writing journey, spurring her to write and publish a novel and collection of poems by the age of 12 and start her own blog at 14 (toberadical.com) to share the relevance of the Bible with other young people around the world. Through this blog, God revealed to her that her unique state of being “in-between cultures” does not mean she is torn internally but rather is a “bridge” between different cultures, equipping her to be a voice for the culturally displaced to draw them to unity in Christ through her words. A significant milestone for her was definitely joining clay‘s staff as the Bible Spotlight Columnist in 2018-2019, then as Theology & Worldview Editor in 2019-2020. She loves the clay family to bits, but wishes they would install an investigative column called “Mythological Mysteries” to hunt for the whereabouts of wayfaring unicorns. She is currently contemplating issuing a petition to garner student support for this urgent cause. #Unicornlivesmatter

She already has started to miss the TPS family dearly (she may even miss the Gremlins!), but is nonetheless excited to embark on her freshman year in Eunion… oops, she means Union University this August. She is planning to double major in broadcast communications and creative writing and minor in vocal performance to pursue anchoring/reporting, writing fiction, and composing more songs–all to achieve her life mission: As a Christ-follower, Eunice strives to use her words to impact others by revealing the truth, spreading joy, and connecting people to one another.

Her graduation message to her fellow TPSers is that when all else fails… sparkles! Somehow, she thinks some of you may know what that means. TPS has shaped her character, skills, and equipped her for the future, and she will never forget its loving community. She hopes to meet more of the TPS family in person soon! Teachers & classmates will always hold a special, warm place in her heart… next to plushies of course.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A swashbuckling nanny who sang songs to children, mastered kung fu, and ate lots of dumplings and pink sparkly donuts.

Favorite Bible Verse:

John 8:32, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Favorite Catchphrase:

“Eu are nice!” (whatever that means)

35 Comments

  1. Congratulations Eunicorn! It was so great getting to know you even if it was the in the last couple of months with the game days lol. Let’s just say that we had a lot of good laughs together haha

  2. Where are you going to college? I live right next to Charlotte!!

  3. Leanne Zuiderveen

    Wishing you all the best at Union, Eunice! Going to miss all your fantastic Drawful masterpieces from our JE game days!

  4. Congratulations, Eunice! I’ll miss your artistic masterpieces from our editor game days. xD Wishing you all the best at Union!

  5. Congrats, Eunice!! Omigosh you’re soooo pretty!!

  6. Congratulations Eunice! 😀
    Ahahah. Your career goals as a kid are great. xD

  7. You outdid the outreach director position for chapel this year! It was great working with you, blessings for your time at Union!

    • Thank you Will! You undoubtedly outdid yourself as the head of CLM and TPS chapel! I rly admire your leadership skills and commitment! Congrats to you too and wishing you all the best!

  8. Eunion. *facepalm*
    It’s been such a delight to get to know you, Eunice, and I simply cannot wait to give you a hug on campus this fall! We will find the eunicorns at eunion. We will. xD

  9. Great job! =)

  10. Lol I love belting out songs at the top of my lungs! (Especialy Sound Of Music songs! =))

  11. Sound of Music is THE BEST.

  12. Eunice!! You’ve been an unstoppable T&W editor and I’m so grateful for your hard work. I’m glad we can still be friends and have quarantine game days even though I shot down your mythical creature column ideas. Best of luck to you at Union!

    • Cassie!! You are an amazing person and admirable leader!! I loved working with you and I rly love hanging with you all in game days!! Wishing you all the best too!

  13. Congrats Eunice!!!! 😀

  14. Yay Eunice! You were a great editor this year!!! Have fun at college…

  15. Congrats Eunice!!!

  16. Congratulations Eunice! It’s been great having so many classes with you over the years and keeping in touch!

  17. Congrats Eunice!! It was so much fun being in the same Worldview and A&P classes with you (: Praying for all the best at college and beyond…you’re gonna be amazing!

  18. Congratulations, Eunice!

  19. Congratulations, Eunice!

  20. Annabella Mosher

    My mom and I love your photos. They are so cute and I love your outfit!

  21. Congratulations! If you can do math you can do anything!

  22. Melissa Huisman

    Congratulations Eunice!