學生專訪

2020年5月16日,對中佛州中華學校 (The Chinese School of CAACF) 而言,是一個特別的日子。雖然因為新冠病毒 (Coronavirus COVID-19) 的關係,無法在學校裡舉行畢業典禮,中佛州中華學校特別為一位在中文學校就讀將近15年的學生Alexis Dorman艾莉思 ,舉行線上畢業典禮,包括艾莉思的阿媽 Grandma, Kuei Dorman林桂榮女士,父親Jeff Dorman,母親Sheryl Dorman及妹妹Emily Dorman 艾米莉,校長Mary Liang Sheridan梁桂台,教務主任Jenny Chien 簡雅琪,教過Alexis Dorman艾莉思 的老師們及學生們,全校共有三十多個家庭參加線上畢業典禮,中文學校頒發畢業證書及獎學金給艾莉思 ,中佛州中華學校以Alexis Dorman艾莉思 為榮!
 
Alexis Dorman艾莉思 從2006年春季,兩歲半的時候,就開始在中佛州中華學校就讀,到今年2020年的春季班,將近15年,歷經4位校長,以及8位老師。當時中文學校在Winter Park Middle School 艾莉思在中文學校學習時的4位校長們是:俞孟貞校長,Shiow Chih Hwang黃秀治校長, Tsu Ing Lavendar 劉翠英校長,以及現任的Mary Liang Sheridan梁桂台校長。曾經教過Alexis的8位老師們包括:啟蒙班的Christina Liu老師 (兩年),拼音班的Sherry Pan潘盈蒨老師 (一年),(Alexis選擇學習繁體中文),Grace Feng老師 (一年),Yuchiang Hsieh謝侑江老師 (一年),Amy Anderson吳妙慧老師 (三年),Emily Chen陳佩珊老師 (四年),Shiow Chih Hwang黃秀治老師 (一年),James Yeh葉建軍老師 (兩年)。Yuchiang Hsieh謝侑江老師擔任艾莉思的家教老師七年。
 
Alexis Dorman艾莉思 的阿媽Grandma, Kuei Dorman 林桂榮女士是台灣中壢客家人,阿公是美國人。艾莉思的媽媽Sheryl  Dorman鼓勵她學習多國語言 (multiple languages),由於家人的支持和鼓勵 (family, heritage, support, and encouragement),及最重要的是艾莉思自身的堅持和努力,造就了她今天的成就。
 
Alexis Dorman艾莉思 和她的妹妹Emily Dorman艾米莉在中文學校教扯鈴。艾莉思自願幫中文學校扯鈴隊匯集音樂,編舞,及代表中佛州中華學校做社區表演。她也在奧蘭多科學中心(Orlando Science Center) 做青年志工服務多年。她自願在舞蹈工作室當舞蹈助教,並且在過去的12年裡,她是舞蹈公司工作室的一員。她在光明寺當佛光青年總團的志工BLIAYAD (Buddhist Light International Association Young Adult Division)   (https://sites.google.com/blia.org/yad/about-關於佛青)  她也幫忙佛光青年的夏令營及其他特別的工作職務。
 
艾莉思創立了一個非營利的組織CAFYIR (Career Aid for Young Immigrants and Refugees)  - 青年移民及難民職涯協助。她以及六個志工的團隊,做科學,技術,工程,數學的專題討論會 (STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics),幫助移民學生研究學術及職涯發展,以創造成功的未來。新聞專題報導 (Spectrum News 13) https://twitter.com/mynews13/status/1255939104270880773?s=12
 
艾莉思獲頒橘郡公立學校OCPS (Orange County Public School) 2019年和2020年東南學區最佳青年志工,以及 橘郡所有公立學校年度最佳青年志工。Twitter:
 
 
  
遠距教學期間,她創立了一個YouTube頻道,以示範教學影片,來教她的學生可以自己在家做的活動。https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FSm_NKOpYOP1Hns-bOFuQ 
 
她獲得州的榮譽獎和社區服務精神入圍獎 (The State Honoree and Finalist Award for Prudential Spirit of Community) https://spirit.prudential.com/honorees/state  以及社區參與志願義工服務總統獎 (United States Presidential Award for Community Involvement and Volunteering)。
 
艾莉思是AP學者獎的得主,以優異的成績畢業。中佛州中華學校有提供『中文AP』(Advanced Placement)  的複習課程!
 
艾莉思是奧蘭多科學學校 (Orlando Science School) Model United Nations Team團隊的主席。她和她的團隊很榮幸地可以在最近的一次會議中,參觀Panama Mission  https://twitter.com/panama_un/status/1235651506268823552?s=21
 
艾莉思是代表她的學校及地區的未來美國企業領導者(Future Business Leaders of America) 的主席。她是美國國家榮譽協會(National Honor Society)的一員。她也是Rho Kappa History Honor Society榮譽協會的成員。她是學校法律體制課程的助教。她是學校裡的學生大使。
 
除了中文之外,艾莉思也學土耳其語言及文化。她在2020學年將會同時修高中最後一年(Senior Year) 的學分,以及修University of Central Florida(UCF)中佛羅里達州立大學的學分,並且會申請她在2021年秋季即將入學的大學。艾莉思非常感謝中佛州中華學校以及所有老師們給她的教育,機會和支持。她計畫將她的中文教育應用在她大學生涯及在海外學習,她計畫從事與國際法相關的職業。
 
Alexis Dorman艾莉思 的阿媽 Grandma, Kuei Dorman林桂榮女士 心目中的艾莉思:
艾莉思 是一位感情豐富,心地善良,對事非常地專注,只要是她決定要做的事及物,她都會盡全力地去做,而堅持到底,永不放棄。我非常地以她為傲!當然有一個充滿關愛的家,及中文學校的努力,給她很大的幫助。 
 
文章報導:簡雅琪 Jenny Chien
{在此我們要感謝敎務主任簡雅琪Jenny Chien 特地去採訪艾莉思和她的家人。並且把艾莉思的母親敍述文章翻譯成中文。}
 
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Alexis Dorman started attending the Chinese School of CAACF at Winter Park Middle School when she was two and a half years old since Spring 2006 to Spring 2020. It has been almost 15 years. Alexis’Chinese School Principals were Shiow Chih Hwang, Tsu Ing Lavendar, and Mary Liang Sheridan. Alexis’ Chinese School Teachers were: Christina Liu for 2 years of Pre-K classes. Sherry Pan 1 year for Pinyin Class. (She took the Traditional Chinese track). Grace Feng 1 year. Yuchiang Hsieh 1 year. Amy Anderson 3 years. Emily Chen 4 years. Shiow Chih Hwang 1 year. James Yeh 2 years. Yuchiang Hsieh has been her tutor for 7 years.
 
Alexis, along with her sister Emily, helps to teach the yo-yo class at Chinese school and she volunteers with the team choreographing routines, creating the music compilations and doing community performances on behalf of the Chinese School of CAACF. She has volunteered at the Orlando Science Center with youth programs for a number of years. She volunteers as a dance assistant teacher at her dance studio and has been a member of the dance company at the studio for the last 12 years. She volunteers with BLIAYAD (Buddhist Light International Association Young Adult Division) at The Guang Ming temple.  She has helped with summer camps and other special functions. 
 
Alexis started a Nonprofit organization CAFYIR, Career Aid for Young Immigrants and Refugees in which she, and a team of about 6 volunteers, conducts STEM workshops helping immigrant students study academic and career paths for a successful future https://www.cafyir.org/ And featured in the news 
 
Alexis was awarded OCPS Southeast Learning District Youth Volunteer for 2019 and for 2020. She was awarded The Youth Volunteer of the Year for all of OCPS 
 
 
 
With distance learning she started a YouTube channel with small demo lessons to reach her students. These are all activities the students can do at home. 
 
She received The State Honoree and Finalist Award for Prudential Spirit of Community https://spirit.prudential.com/honorees/state as well as the United States Presidential Award for Community Involvement and Volunteering. 
 
Alexis is an AP scholar with Honors.
 
She is the President of Orlando Science School’s Model United Nations Team.  She and the team were able to visit the Panama Mission on a recent conference https://twitter.com/panama_un/status/1235651506268823552?s=21
 
Alexis is President of Future Business Leaders of America for her school and for the district.  She is a member of National Honor Society.  She is a member of Rho Kappa History Honor Society. She is an assistant teacher for the Legal Systems Class. She is a Student Ambassador for her school. 
 
In addition to Mandarin Chinese, Alexis has also studied the Turkish language and culture. She will be dual enrolled for the next school year, 2020, and will be applying to the college she will ultimately attend fall of 2021. Alexis is very thankful for the education, opportunities and support from the Chinese School of CAACF and all of her teachers. She plans to put this education to use studying abroad during her college career and plans to pursue a career in International Law.  
 
Thank you again for the very generous graduation award and for taking the time to highlight her in an article. 
 
Kindest Regards,
 
Sheryl  Dorman  (艾莉思的母親)