WKHS News | By Kilbourne, For Kilbourne

WKHS News | By Kilbourne, For Kilbourne

WKHS News | By Kilbourne, For Kilbourne

David Han


This week, The Ravine is excited to feature senior David Han as the Wolf of the Week. Han is an outstanding student at Kilbourne who is involved in many in and out of school activities. Most well known as the president of the Biomedical Science Club, Han is also competing in the regional competition for the school’s mock trial team, a band member, the flutist for Kilbourne’s production of Into the Woods, and an IB student. 

Han presenting his mock trial awards.

But for Han, his accomplishments are more than just a resume, “I think my main focus as president of the Biomedical Science Club is to really expand students’ awareness on the possibilities they can chase after life.” He continues to explain how Club Biomed exposes students to life after high school, “a big part of the club consists of inviting a wide range of medical professionals to talk about what motivates them, their educational journey, and the challenges they’ve faced along the way.” 


One of Han’s main passions that has led him to where he is today is his ability to build such strong connections with those around him. Striving in social situations, his expertise in working  through difficult circumstances, and relationship building has allowed him to accomplish so much. 

Han with the IB cohort.

In his International Baccalaureate classes, “smaller student-teacher ratios make it so much easier for me to grow a strong relationship with teachers.” To be surrounded by other students as hardworking as himself, Han describes that “the IB student cohort is a really tight knit group; to be surrounded by passionate and hardworking individuals is one of the best motivators and factors that pushes me to give it my all as well.” 


Having strong relationships after school hours is important to Han as well. Han participates in a youth group every Saturday, and detoxes from the stress of his busy schedule; he recommends that students taking difficult courses engage in at least one recreational activity per week. 


Han also understands the importance of discipline and consistency, “participating in a club for multiple years demonstrates commitment and is a great way to show that you can handle leadership positions.” 

Han and the mock trial team.


Utilizing after school activities to develop leadership and reasoning skills, Han has been able to succeed in and out of the classroom. Most mock trial students are interested in law, but Han initially joined the club to grow his confidence and public speaking abilities.

Being a part of the mock trial team is all about fast and critical thinking,” he says. However, this year Han is participating in the club as a timekeeper to allow other students to grow skills of their own.

Han understands that all his accomplishments are only possible with time to relax, and the ability to lighten the workload when necessary. Additionally, he takes his civic duty with pride when giving back to the community, because he knows the importance of the community around him.

As president of the Biomedical Science Club, Han organizes blood drives through the Red Cross. “I think it’s a great way to bring together the school population and get everyone involved in grieving back to our local community,” he explains. 


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Hi! I'm Jessica Pugh, I'm a sophomore writer for the Ravine at WKHS. I play soccer and lacrosse for Kilbourne, and am a part of the Student Council and Interact clubs. In my free time I like to ski and volunteer.

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