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21 Questions with Tuomo

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We’ve all heard of Tuomo, but how well do we really know him? This interview allows us to be introduced to our new Student Council President on a more personal level. 

 

1. Where are you from?

My mum’s Finnish, my dad’s Canadian and I was born in England.

 

2.  How long have you been at ISZL?

Eight years.

 

3. Favourite movie?

I’m going to go with… “Fantastic Mr. Fox”.

 

4. A book you plan on reading?

1984 by George Orwell.

 

5. Watching any Netflix shows at the moment?

I am, yeah. I’m going through “Peaky Blinders”.  

 

6. Favourite food?

Chinese dim sum.

 

7. What’s it been like as student council president so far?

It’s been very fun and engaging, especially when we had our first meeting with the grade representatives and now having a ten person council we can really start with work. The dynamic and the people there are really amazing.

 

8. Big ideas you have for the school?

My main goal is just to make the school a more spirited and happy place as a community. For example, for halloween we’re trying to make a big deal out of it, really bringing celebration and the whole wanting to have fun as a school altogether.

 

9. Coffee or tea?

Tea.

 

10. What’s your favourite band?

I’m gonna go with just a classic: The Beatles.

 

11. Sweet or savoury?

Savoury.

 

12. Last photo you took?

It was a selfie with all the people in the council… on this table.

 

13. Dogs or cats?

Dogs.

 

14. How’s 12th grade going?

It was alright. It was very, very calm until last night… and everything hit like a train. It was work from as soon as I arrived at school until I went to bed, but it’s going alright.

 

15. Latest country you’ve visited?

Laos.

 

16. Your favourite pastime?

Probably snowboarding. That’s up there for me.

 

17. IB or AP?

IB.

 

18. Hardest part about being Tuomo?

Probably saying no to things. I always like to do whatever somebody sort of proposes to me, so I maybe I say yes to often.

 

19. What do you want people to remember you for?

Um… wow. I would like people to remember me for just being a guy that’s always ready for anything that the community wants or needs, which will mainly be stuff that’s fun, trying to help people actually have a good time, contrasting all the stress and work we have.

 

20. Something most people don’t know about you?

I lived for two years in Japan. That’s a good one.

 

21. Any hopes for the future?

I hope that as a school that we eliminate all this discriminatory ideas between the different grades because I think people, older grades especially, tease all the younger grades, and I just don’t think that’s what a community’s about. So I’d hope to change that.

 

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