TPS Seniors 2020

Isabel Kuester – TPS Senior 2020

Isabel Kuester never thought she would take any online classes. Yet TPS proved itself to be a true blessing, allowing Isabel to take Marine Biology, a science she’s actually interested in (thanks Mrs. Huisman!), and three other classes that her small school in Baku, Azerbaijan does not offer. While online classes daunted her at first, she learned much about time management and was impressed by the ease with which kids from all over the world could gather for a time of learning.

Isabel loves that she grew up as one of the six Kuester kids. Some of her favorite days are spent goofing off with her younger siblings and baking something that keeps the family lingering at the dinner table. Isabel has fun playing volleyball and basketball; and halfway through high school she discovered that she loves juggling. Her hope is to juggle 5 balls before summer ends.

Isabel will continue to live with her family overseas for a time, working with a fellow expat in her slipper sock selling business. She hopes to learn more about the start and upkeep of small businesses during that time. In January, Isabel will be looking to do a Discipleship Training School with YWAM. She is looking forward to what God will do and teach her in the coming year.

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

I wanted to be a baker when I was little.

Favorite Bible Verse:

“Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.” Psalms 119:111 ESV

Favorite Catchphrase:

Moving overseas freshman year did more than rock my world; it flipped it. But throughout my years of high school God has been faithful in every way. One of those ways was the provision of classes through TPS. You don’t know what will occur in your life even in the short (albeit seemingly endless) time in high school, but you can always trust in the faithfulness of God. He won’t let you down.


  1. Congrats Isabel! I’ll miss you so much!

  2. Melissa Huisman

    Congratulations Isabel!