OBO-NAI Nai Nii

Nickname(s): Obo

Nationality: Ghanaian

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: “I hate it here”

Favourite Class: Sociology

Favourite Form: 5

Favourite staff member: –

Favourite spot: Bleachers

Most embarrassing moment: First week of school as a new student

Four words that describe you: Easygoing, Reserved, Straightforward, Understanding

Your GIS experience in one word: Memorable

Best GIS memories: Day of my last IGCSE paper

Where you think you will be 10 years from now: Can’t say for sure

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS: Mr. Derrick Kwarteng

Best lesson GIS taught you: To be aware of my surroundings

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: –

Greatest achievement while at GIS: My school fees being paid on time

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it? : “Put the khebab IN the bread”- Estelle Mintah

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: Be careful of the company you keep

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: “Heat”

Social media/contact information: –

Olivia LecossonOBO-NAI Nai Nii
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 ADDAE Nana Afia

Nickname(s): Nana Ah-fi-yuh (idek either), Nae-Nae (only Jesse and Lola call me that, please don’t entertain it), Shorty

Nationality: Ghanaian

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: literally any Vine or TikTok reference that’s stuck in my head

Favourite Class: any class I had in Form 3, Form 5 biology 

Favourite Form: Form 3 (the best year, tbh), Form 5 and Lower 6

Favourite staff members: Mr. Anebo, Mr. Ameko

Favourite spot: Common Room, the bleachers, French room 

Most embarrassing moment: I’m too cool to be embarrassed

Four words that describe you: enthusiastic, creative, loud, spontaneous

Your GIS experience in one word: Long

Best GIS memories: (you’re gonna have to sit down for this one because you’re in for a ride) every trip in year 6 was a vibe, initiation, lowkey becoming a private investigator in form 1 (sorry mom), form 2 when David, Akwasi, Michelle and I thought we were going to die because we were stuck in the violin room during a HUGE thunderstorm, form 3 geo trip, basically having a buffet table at the back of every form 3 class, bringing my camera to document the weirdness of these people, form 5 bio trip where we almost died, learning for IGs with the crew in the French room (the poor teachers), pretty much anytime in the Common Room, Bio practicals with Khushi and Shambhavi, the bus rides back after MUN conferences, yelling Kendall’s name whenever I see her, Jesse and I learning the choreo to JATP during our free periods or hyping up the Winx Club girls every time they transformed with Abooh, working on Ghana Day for 3 years, working on the yearbook, last day of school UNO, prefect manifestos

Where you think you will be 10 years from now: Hopefully, living in a big city, pursuing something that I am passionate about, writing a best-selling series and winning awards

That one person who inspired you during your time GIS: Shambhavi Verma (don’t know what I’ll do without her)

Best lesson GIS taught you: Understanding of each other

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Hosting school events, always trying to come up with new ways of breaking tradition, being a source of support for anyone who needed it, “Are you Audrey’s/Daniel’s sister? Wow.” (yes I am)

Greatest achievement while at GIS: Being the first GIS student to compete at the Ghana National Spelling Bee and making it all the way to the semi-finals, being the valedictorian of the class of 2021

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it?: I remember that Mr. Tillo once told me, “Ten minutes early, you’re on time. If you show up on time, you’re late.” 

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: People-pleasing never goes far. Be true to yourself and you will find people who would love you for you. It may take a while, but you’ll find your place.

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: Cheetah Sisters by the Cheetah Girls

Any last words?: Ghana International School, it’s been a pleasure. There have been so many highs and sooooo many lows but I’m glad that I’ve had you by my side. I wouldn’t be who I am without you (no matter how hard it is to admit 🙂 )Thank you for allowing me to meet the coolest people I have ever met and making them my family, thank you for giving me opportunities I wouldn’t get anywhere else. Never thought I’d be saying this but GOODBYE. It definitely won’t be the last time you’ll hear of me 😉

Social media/contact information: Instagram: @naafyia, Snapchat: @naddae22, Check out my blog: https://nanaaddae877144225.wordpress.com/

 

Olivia Lecosson ADDAE Nana Afia
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 KWARKO Kendall Tiffany

Nickname(s): Kandle, Kwindle, Kenny, Tiffy

Nationality: Ghanaian

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: None

Favourite Class: Biology

Favourite Form : Lower 6

Favourite staff member: Mr. Peters, Ms. Codjoe, Mr. Anebo

Favourite spot: Common room

Most embarrassing moment: None

Four words that describe you: Responsible, Helpful, Friendly, Hardworking 

Your GIS experience in one word: Entertaining 

Best GIS memories: Nana Afia shouting my name, Carnifest, Memories made with Davida 

Where you think you will be 10 years from now: Finishing medical school 

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS: Ms. Codjoe

Best lesson GIS taught you: Mind your business  

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Making a lasting impact 

Greatest achievement while at GIS: Becoming Head Girl

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it?: None

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: Nothing

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: Penthouse – YungJimbo

Social media/contact information: Snapchat (mz_kwarko), Telegram (@Tiffanyy) 

 

Olivia Lecosson KWARKO Kendall Tiffany
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CLAUDE-ENNIN Jahrel

Nickname(s): Spidey

 Nationality: Ghanian/Half British

 Favourite Catchphrase/saying:  That’s Cap. On God that’s Cap

Favourite Class: P.E

 Favourite Form: Lower 6 

Favourite staff member: Mr peters

 Favourite spot: The field 

 Most embarrassing moment: Haven’t been in the school long enough to have one

 Four words that describe you:  Athletic, Blunt, Flexible, Chatterbox

 Your GIS experience in one word: Rapid

 Best GIS memories: Volleyball ISSAG and training, Soccer ISSAG and training. Just all the sports I played tbh

 Where you think you will be 10 years from now: Playing a sport professionally 

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS: I didn’t really know anyone that well to be inspired 

 Best lesson GIS taught you: You can still be ponded on your birthday week

 What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Being one of the best in each sport I played.

 Greatest achievement while at GIS: Breaking the GIS Discuss record

 Best advice while at GIS and who gave it?: “Your birthday is coming up, don’t expect to be safe”

 What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: To stay more dedicated to sports cause I could’ve been so much more

 A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: NF- Leave Me Alone

 Social media/contact information: Jross1411 – Snapchat

Olivia LecossonCLAUDE-ENNIN Jahrel
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OWUSU-ANSAH Akua Serwaa

Nickname(s): I made it through without one 

Nationality: Ghanaian

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: it’s not that deep

Favourite Class: Geography 

Favourite Form: Lower six

Favourite staff member: Auntie Becky 

Favourite spot: Sixth form common room

Most embarrassing moment: Bantu knots. 

Four words that describe you:  Realistic, foodie, shopper, real

Your GIS experience in one word: Transformational 

Best GIS memories: Musical rehearsals 

Where you think you will be 10 years from now: Back in Ghana being a boss lady

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS:

Best lesson GIS taught you: Don’t take yourself too seriously 

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Putting all my effort into things that I was passionate about.

Greatest achievement while at GIS: Blue house captain

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it? : Don’t let people walk all over you – my friend

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: Make no apologies for being you

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience:  Dig a little Deeper- The princess and the frog

Social media/contact information:  @s.erwaa 

Quote: “Good, better, best. May I never rest until my good is better and my better best”- my grandpa had made me recite this over 100 times before i got to class 5

Olivia LecossonOWUSU-ANSAH Akua Serwaa
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FISCIAN Russell 

Nickname(s): Fish, Big Fish, Biggest Fish in The Jungle

Nationality: Ghanaian

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: No Yawa

Favourite Class: Form 5 Econs, Form 2 French, Form 4- 5 Bio, Mr Botchway Physics, Mr Adjei Bisa Econs

Favourite Form: Form 5

Favourite staff member: Mr Ako. S/O to Mr Gyanfi, Mr Morgan, Mr Boateng, Madame Glover, the Chem Department, Mrs Van Der Puije, Mr. Hossoh, Mr. Israel, Uncle Steven, Bra Emma and Mr. Daniel.

Favourite spot: The Bleachers

Most embarrassing moment: Actually dressing up for career day

Four words that describe you: Calm, Logical, Friendly, Different

Your GIS experience in one word: Wholesome

Best GIS memories: FPG, Bio Trip( especially the ‘incident’), When teacher ‘X’ roasted student ‘Y’ , Basing at Mr Morgan’s place, ‘Edgar for Sanctions’, Emceeing at the bazaar. Heated Basketball debates with Donkor, Sinclair and Alfred, philosophical discussions with Elorm, chilling with Martei, Form 1 Table Tennis and fooling with the Saints.

Where do you think you will be 10 years from now: Winning at life

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS: Mrs. Van Der Puije

Best lesson GIS taught you: Don’t wait for the meat to cool down before you eat it, or else it’ll cool down in someone else’s mouth.

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Good Energy

Greatest achievement while at GIS: Mustering the courage to run for prefectship

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it? : It’s up to you- Mr Bray

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: Chale you for mow

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: Busy Earnin’- Jungle

Social media/contact information: Instagram- _rssllfscn_   Email- RussellFiscian@gmail.com

Any last words?: Thank you to everyone that made my 8 years here worth it especially Elorm, Alfred, Sipa, Chambo, the two Kevins,

Martei, Zaneta, Archynn, Delron, Lord, Iris, David A, Ama, Kweku, Nii Okai, Shambhavi, Roni,  and if your name isn’t here just know it was because of the word limit.

Olivia LecossonFISCIAN Russell 
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BEDIAKO Yaw Fosu 

Nickname(s): Salty, YB, Bass, Yawbass. I have retired from Swae I beg. 

Nationality: Dominican 

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: Come online, Argue with your wall, I beg, Mad, #Respectfully, Composure, Free cash, Aye Cross, No contest.

Favourite Class: Econs with Da Meanest™

Favourite Form: Lower 6 and Form 4 

Favourite staff member: Everyone in the Business and Econs Department, Mr Morgooo, 

Favourite spot: Common Room and the Prefect room(the trappers know). 

Most embarrassing moment: N/A (Some people will say when I fell in form 4R but I do not recall such an event occurring) 

Four words that describe you: Exuberant, Dedicated, Entertaining, Ambitious 

Your GIS experience in one word:  I beg

Best GIS memories: Form 4 Geo trip when Archynn cried because he is scared of bridges??  Form 5 Geo trip where my boys had to beat case , The shaq challenge, ISAAG bus freestyles (after not winning anything), De meanest with his daily professions,  Mr. Adjei-Bisa’s Conspiracy theories about COVID-19, Mr. Ewusie telling us to stop hiding behind the online classes, Cheating in uno to fund my honeysuckle expenditure, Shooting S5’s music video in the car park. Writing the carnifest jingle with the yearbook club (it banged but you guys will never know).  Prefects vs Potbelly staff and proceeding to take pictures outside the restaurant. Setting up the only two jams we had with Kevin and the rest of the committee (The after parties were the best part.)  Posting up in front of Mrs. Akotos car to recreate S5’s picture. Saturdays with Mr Morgan during the IG period. When Mr. Aponsah-Mensah caught students playing monopoly before they had an exam and proceeded to call them on stage during assembly. 

Where you think you will be 10 years from now: Happy and fulfilling God’s will. 

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS: Mr Morgan, KB and Mr Aponsah-Mensah 

Best lesson GIS taught you: ‘Move at your own pace, for every dog has its day”- Bass™

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Being ahead of the game

Greatest achievement while at GIS: Proving my teachers wrong, especially chemistry. Getting “Rae Sremmurd” to perform at GIS for Carnifest.  Being elected entertainment prefect (We go into lockdown three weeks later, but I personally believe i would have been excellent and had more achievements under this title.) 

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it? : “Experience is a very bad teacher”- De meanest 

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: Take more opportunities 

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: Good life- Kanye West. 

Any last words: This experience only happens once so make the most of it!

Social media/contact information: mr_bediako on everything

Olivia LecossonBEDIAKO Yaw Fosu 
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DONKOR Emmanuel Kevin 

Nickname(s): Donks, Kevin Jr, Daddy donks, HB

Nationality: Ghanaian

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: Yeah chale, you’re so beans, ei, serious oh, sir we beg, the question how far, you dey barb?, the homework nu how we go do am, please be serious, inshallah and vibes, fa nu s3 wagyimi na suro 3maa.

Favourite Class: Every Economics class.(Mr. Ako, Mr. Adjei Bisa and Mr. Aryitey are the three-headed goat).

Favourite Form: Lower 6 (sweet lower is a myth though).

Favourite staff member: Mr. Amponsah-Mensah, Mr. Ako, Mr. Paul, Aunty Becky, and like half the stewards but I don’t know their names:(

Favourite spot: The common room held it down till I got the badge (only killers will understand <3).

Most embarrassing moment: You would think to yourself Valentine’s day is the day of love but GIS girls have other plans but we move. “I like your confidence” still haunts me in my sleep. Also, you ever over-drip but your crush ends up not coming to school? Yeah, tears upon tears. The back of my trousers tearing and not noticing till like 2nd break. Coming last in my last 100m race( I caught a glimpse of a beauty that’s why).

Four words that describe you: Meek, sedulous, sanguine, and God-fearing.

Your GIS experience in one word: Indelible.

Best GIS memories: My first week in the school (it was like a movie to me but thank you to all who helped me settle in), the attention every plain clothes day(I won’t lie, it was sweet), when Elliot broke the prep room window( I’ll never forget that day), monopoly boys, Form 4 and 5 Geo trips, time spent with my day ones, manifestoes, Cassiopeia 2019, Sweet Lower in the blue shirt (it’s just hype), after-school games and constant banter with the boys.

Where do you think you will be 10 years from now: The future is always subject to change but one thing I am more than certain of is you will hear of me, Wall street you say?

That One person who inspired you during your time in GIS: Sipa Ackah Blay.

Best lesson GIS taught you: Never address shade from trees with no fruit and the world does not revolve around you.

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Ever since I joined I changed the norm – from the way you carry yourself to looking good and always putting your best in everything you do. I was told by many that I won’t be Head Boy, they said even if I’d run I’d lose, the rest is set in stone. (E pain them!). Never give up, okay?

Greatest achievement while at GIS: KD FOR HB #BuildingABetterGisBrickByBrick.

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it? : “Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you. The razor blade is sharp but can’t cut a tree; the axe is strong but can’t cut hair. Everyone is important according to their own unique purpose. NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYONE UNLESS YOU’RE ADMIRING THEIR SHOES.” – The one and only Mr. Felix Adjei-Bisa.

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now:  Self-analysis is key to growth. You need to know where you went wrong to figure out how to get right so do not fret whenever you’re overwhelmed by the obstacles that will surely come. When you’re tired, learn to rest, not quit. It’s always been what you don’t say so whenever you have the chance to speak let it be worthwhile. Finally, when you feel you’re in love, wash your face three times and save your money on Val’s day.

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience:) Ballin- Roddy Ricch.

Social media/contact information: kevindonkor8@gmail.com

Olivia LecossonDONKOR Emmanuel Kevin 
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GAMBRAH Kwabena Nhyira 

Nickname(s): Nhyi

 Nationality: Ghanaian 

 Favourite Catchphrase/saying: Ayo ma lemme get that Gmail

Favourite Class: Form 3 literature

 Favourite Form: Form 4

 Favourite staff member: Mr Dzakamani 

 Favourite spot: Bleachers

 Most embarrassing moment: When I went bald.

 Four words that describe you: Generous, Funny, Dependable, Open-minded

Your GIS experience in one word: Amusing

 Best GIS memories: Italy trip

 Where you think you will be 10 years from now: Renowned businessman

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS: 

 Best lesson GIS taught you: Apply yourself in everything you do

 What you want to be remembered for at GIS: My humour 

 Greatest achievement while at GIS: 

 Best advice while at GIS and who gave it?: “Take time to know yourself”- Delron Boadi

 What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now:

 A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: Up To Something

 Social media/contact information: Instagram- nhyira_gambrah

Olivia LecossonGAMBRAH Kwabena Nhyira 
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OWUSU-ASANTE Keyon

Nickname(s): Key, saweetie, diamonkey, likkleman, aminatou, grace, and Jade affectionately calls me “Kofi”.

Nationality:Kumerican

Favourite Catchphrase/saying: Money stops nonsense, life isn’t compulsory, the system is working 24/7, I no come this life to suffer, when corona is over we’ll go

Favourite Class: My prose class

Favourite Form: Lower 6

Favourite staff member: Mr Dzakamani 

Favourite spot: Common room 

Most embarrassing moment: N/A

Four words that describe you: Selfless, unconventional, blunt, confident

Your GIS experience in one word: Interesting

Best GIS memories: School parties’ were a fav, red day, anytime I spent with 12:58, Adobea vs David Sage lmaooo, all the common room convos, and ANYTIME BEFORE CORONA HIT

Where you think you will be 10 years from now: One of the biggest lawyers in the world and rich af 

That One person who inspired you during your time GIS: Mr Amponsah-Mensah

Best lesson GIS taught you:“Clothes don’t make the man”

What you want to be remembered for at GIS: Always laughing 

Greatest achievement while at GIS: Getting through Sixth form and graduating 

Best advice while at GIS and who gave it? : Mr Amponsah-Mensah – “Since you’re coming with A’s and A*’s, I want you to leave with the same”

What you will tell your 13-year-old self knowing what you know now: Live in the moment and don’t be in a hurry to grow up cause its hard outchea 

A song that best describes your entire GIS experience: Dreams and Nightmares – Meek Mill

Social media/contact information:@keyonasante on Twitter and klairreee on snap 🙂

Any Last Words: GIS was an experience, to say the least, but I’m grateful for all the lessons and how they shaped me.

Olivia LecossonOWUSU-ASANTE Keyon
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