Why Lee? Because it’s the best beginning anyone could ever ask for… The people. The places. The hearts… I am convinced that had it not been for Lee and the time I spent here during my first two years in the US of A, I would not be where and who I am today… So many have come from this town and done great things, for their lives and others. And I’m certain somewhere in their hearts, just like yours and mine, Lee has a very special place, as a “home away from home”… The love and acceptance for who you are and what you have become are things that make Lee and its people so rich.
Lee Academy has been a true home for me and the people here are like my second family. Right at the start I was welcomed with the openness and selflessness matched by nobody in my country. The staff here is always willing to give the students a hand in and out of school and I consider many of them not just teachers, but also friends. The atmosphere here is both friendly and competitive, as the people here push you to become better in many aspects of life, academics, and athletics, but also help you in every way and everybody here wants you to be successful. Lee provides opportunities that would simply be impossible for me and other foreign students in our respective countries. Choosing Lee Academy has been one of the best decisions I made in my life as it opened hundreds of doors which were previously closed for me, introduced me to new ways of thinking and living, helped me mature and got me ready for adult life. I am truly proud to call myself a Panda for life!