Tenzin Yiga – The Cat’s View

Tenzin Yiga has achieved the excellence of being named Becton Student of the Month for October! She expresses her gratitude: “I feel extremely grateful to be named Student of the Month for October. Not only does this recognition reflect the work I did throughout high school, but it reflects all of the contributions of my teachers, my counselors, and those who have helped me get to where I am. It is an honor to be selected and I would like to thank my family and friends for always supporting me at school and outside. With her outstanding resume, as well as her outstanding grades, it’s no surprise that Yiga was named student of the month for October!

Yiga’s curriculum includes AP Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Calculus, Spanish 4 Honors and AP European History. She is active in the Student Council as president, student representative on the board of education, president of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Spanish and Math Honors Societies. She is a full-time varsity student-athlete on the women’s tennis, basketball, and track and field teams—captain of the tennis and track teams—and has been involved in varsity debate and model convention since her freshman year in college. high school. Some clubs she participates in are Key Club, Math League, Girls Helping Girls, Images Magazine, Environmental Club, Paw Club, GSA, and Chess Club. Clearly, Yiga is truly a hardworking member of the community.

Yiga and “The Nearly Famous Becton Debate Team” open the season (in person for the first time in three seasons) October 14 at Fair Lawn HS

Longtime history teacher Bill Carr validates Yiga’s character in the classroom. Knowing her for four years in high school, he describes her as “disciplined, determined and mature”. His best attribute is his amazing writing ability and leadership qualities. She is the ideal candidate because of her strength in her schedule. Yiga is able to rotate his schedule with rigorous classes and is still able to maintain outstanding grades. Carr indicates, “She has become an accomplished debater in competitive debate and model congress.”

In her spare time, Yiga works for a non-profit organization she started in the summer of 2021. The organization is called Students for a Free Tibet (SFT); a global network of students and activists working in solidarity with the Tibetan people for human rights and freedom. SFT uses education, advocacy, and nonviolent direct action to achieve the liberation of Tibet. Outside of her advocacy and political work, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, hanging out with her friends and travelling. Yiga shares his greatest accomplishment: “I would see that my greatest accomplishment was definitely establishing my chapter of a non-profit organization. in Germany and meet other passionate people who are dedicated to activism. I had the opportunity to speak to many important people in government and help train other young activists to champion the cause Tibetan.

Yiga in the lead as captain on the tennis court!

As for future plans, Yiga is excited about a new environment and meeting new people. She looks forward to the next chapter of her life. She is currently applying for college and hopes to attend a university in a city hopefully New York. Yiga wants to major in political science with a focus on human rights and pursue human rights law with this education. Thus, Yiga’s ambitions for his future have no limits. She expresses her appreciation: “I want to thank all the people in my life who have made me the person I am today and for their constant support and encouragement. To my friends and family, you are my greatest inspiration and of whom I hope to be most proud. Becton commends Yiga for all his hard work and dedication in the community and in his personal life. Congratulations to none other than Tenzin Yiga!