International Club President: Christy Box
By Rosemary Reynolds, Grade 9

The FLVS International Club and the President, Christy Box, are a fascinating match. When the opportunity came up, I gladly accepted the offer to interview her about the International Club and her role as president.

1. Christy, will you please tell us about yourself?

Let's see... I'm a 16-year-old homeschooled 10th grader. I've been an FLVS student for almost two years. I'm a writer (much, much fiction), and my passions besides that are reading, history, old movies, and traveling. Sometime in the future, I want to see the world, go to a great college, and publish a lot of novels. I want to become an archaeologist or a museum curator, and, of course, a world-famous writer. The "world-famous" is negotiable. I love volunteering and helping out. I'm trying to get more involved in church and my community. And I can be considered quite odd. That's pretty much me in a nutshell.

2. What is the significance of the International Club for FLVS?

The International Club is really a place where people of every background, ethnicity, and personality can work together. It's a celebration of cultures. Every culture has something interesting and fun about it, and the International Club highlights those, as well as similarities between cultures. This club is devoted to showing students that even though we come from all over the place and grow up in very different ways, we're not that different.

3. As president of the International Club, what changes have you made since you have held this position? Do you have any future plans in mind that you can share with us?

We have recently been working on getting ePals up and running, and we are very close to that. ePals is a program where you email through a safe, monitored site with students from around the world. But that's not all! Very soon, we are starting a lot of different activities that will sure to be epic. Before, we just did presentations and talked about projects at meetings, but they are about to get very interactive. We're coming up with the most awesome games to play, which I think will help get everyone out of their shell, and it'll be SO much fun. We're also trying to get some special guest speakers to come speak at the meetings. We're adding some new presentations, too, including virtual field trips. Another project we're starting is book talks. We'll be focusing on an internationally-based book and getting together to discuss it. I'm very excited!

4. Are you currently accepting new International Club members, and what are the requirements?

Yes, we're always accepting new members! All you have to do is email Ms. Shaver (cshaver@flvs.net) and sign up. Then you can start coming to meetings and signing up for projects. Our meetings have just changed to Monday, so hopefully a lot of people would be able to attend. If you can't come to the meetings, there are also plenty of projects, like ePals, that you can work with without having to come to the meetings.

5. What other FLVS clubs do you participate in?

I'm in five clubs right now. I'm an Ambassador and a Peer Tutor, and I am also involved in the newspaper and the history club. I'm involved in a few activities besides that, but no other clubs. I really want to join the FBLA, NEHS, and the Latin club.

6. Are you considering a leadership position with any of those clubs in the future?

I'd really love to be the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, or at least a section editor. It's hard work, but it should be so much fun. I would also love to be an officer in the history club. The Ambassadors and Peer Tutors are already leadership roles of their own.

7. Christy, persuade me to join the International Club. What are the highlights and rewards that might be of interest to me? Who would I contact to join?

The International Club gives you a great opportunity to make friends, challenge yourself, and learn about the world outside of your community. Our meetings are lots of fun, and we are always open to any ideas or suggestions from members. There's always some awesome project going on. If this sounds good to you, you'll love it. To join, just contact our club sponsor, Ms. Shaver, and she'll let you know what you need to do. Signing up is a very easy process.


5/22/2011 08:59:59 am

im not being homeschooled yet. But i hope to be for the school year of 2o11-2012. And i was thinking about joining the Ambassador club do you know if there is a cerrtain grade levle you have to be in to be in this club?

5/22/2011 10:08:30 am

That is so cool Christy. You like to travel and stuff just like me. Where have you been to? I think you know but I am right no in Malaysia Asia and I am thinking of joining the international club. It is great that someone I know is in it ;).

5/23/2011 04:01:23 am

Allison: No, there's no grade limit. If you want to join, we'd love to have you! =D

Nayah: Thanks! I've been to California, Texas, Niagara Falls (my only trip out of the country so far), Washington D.C., Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona...and the list goes on. But I've seen a good portion of America. My biggest dreams are going to Europe and Asia and South America. =D

And we'd love to have you in the IC!

Rachael, NIAC Reporter and Student Ambassador
5/23/2011 08:24:34 am

Allison: to answer your question, you can be in any grade to join the Ambassadors! I hope you join, it's a great "club". I also hope you enjoy homeschooling. I've been homeschooled my whole life and I LOVE it(:

Rosemary, Technology Editor
5/29/2011 11:34:27 pm

Allison: To agree with Rachael, we would love to have you in the Student Ambassadors! All grades are welcome, and there are many different areas you can specialize in (Moderators, Legislature, Orientation Team, etc). I look forward to working with you!
Christy: You would *love* Europe. It's so pretty... Especially around this time, May and June. That's when we went a few years ago, and it was perfect summer weather. Much better than the hot and sticky kind we have in Florida!

Nicole Sills
5/31/2011 12:22:21 am

Rachael, how do we join the Ambassadors? And Christy, that is so cool! I have been to Texas and Ohio, and Kentucky, adn Wisconsin, and Illinois. I think that is it, maybe not!! LOL!!

5/31/2011 09:01:45 am

You can just go to:


And the application is there. You can email it to Mrs. K (cknoblauch@flvs.net) and Ms. Dedo (rdedo@flvs.net). Then you can get trained and start participating. =D

Nicole Sills
6/4/2011 08:52:02 am

Hey Christy, thanks for the info, but I can't seem to find the application. I really want to join, but can't find the application. If anyone could help me that would be fantastic.

6/5/2011 08:03:25 am

Nicole, email Ms. Dedo and Mrs. K and get the application. Then fill it out. It's that simple.

Nicole Sills
6/6/2011 08:34:43 pm

Ok thanks!!!


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