As the longest standing DeKalb County charter school, International Community School has celebrated its graduates since 2002. If you are a graduate of ICS, a parent of an alumni, or attended ICS previously, we’d love to keep in touch with you to give regular updates on school functions and community initiatives! Please let us know how to keep you informed!
We want to hear from you, and celebrate your accomplishments. Send us an email with pictures and news! Here are a few news:
August, 2017: ICS U12A Girls player Reagan Ward has made the US Soccer Development Academy team at Concorde Fire. We believe she is the first ICS girl to have achieved this level. Congratulations Reagan, you deserve it!
August, 2017: Congratulations to former ICS student Tanii O’Gwin, our school record holder for 100m and 200m. Tanii ran 66 seconds for the 400m in the NATIONAL championships in Michigan, which places her 66th in the entire United States. Not bad for a 12 year old. She only began running the 400m seriously this year. We are proud of you!
May, 2017: Gaduating from College, is the first generation who started in 2nd grade when ICS opened its doors in 2002. A few of these graduates are:
Rocio Lutenbacher currently lives in Greensboro, NC. She graduated from Guildford college with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. She is very passionate about working with clinical health and treating underrepresented populations or those that have been ignored. This is also why she added a Spanish major, to be able to communicate with a larger population and not be limited only to speaking with English-speakers. She currently has an internship with a Guilford County elementary program, and works as a translator/teacher assistant. She is also a community partner/coordinator with the YWCA, and helps with teen mothers and their children. She is also involved in providing opportunities for college students to help with this program. In the near future, she hopes to take a year to work and apply to PhD programs in clinical psychology, whereupon hopes to find work in a hospital.
Nia Star is currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she graduated from Loyola University. She also studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain at ESADE University. She completed a double major in Marketing and Management. She interned for two departments on the university campus, with the Purchasing, and the Financial Affairs Departments.She has always liked business and has always been good at persuasion and selling people on goods, as well as being organized and efficient, so she enjoys both sides of the business world. In September, she will be moving to Sheffield, England for grad school at the University of Sheffield. Her dreams are to work hard in the corporate business world for a few years, and have time later on to dedicate to other things she enjoys.
Khojasta Ghulam Hussain graduated last year with a BA from Agnes Scott College, and is now attending GSU studying a Masters in International Relations and Comparative Politics. She is passionate about human rights, women’s rights, transitional justice, and post-conflict reconciliation. She interned at IRC and UNICEF Atlanta, and currently works at ICS as a part-time receptionist.
Maunglwin Aung graduated from University of West Georgia, soon to start a nurse residency at Atlanta Medical Center in ICU.
Grace Ballegamire is currently living in London. He recently played for Viborg, soccer team in Denmark, and has been traveling the world on his off days. His dream is to get a call to represent the United States at the World Cup.
May, 2017 Sandra Manhan, class of 2018, currently attends Emory University, majoring in Human Health and on the pre-med track. She is studying this major because she hopes to obtain an MPH degree along with her MD. Her dream is to become an OB/GYN and create organizations that work with women and young girls to improve their health status. She already had the chance to work in the research lab of a pediatric rheumatologist, studying autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
May, 2017 – students who are graduating from High School this year:
Lagos Kunga, is playing for the US Men’s U20 World Cup soccer team, and Atlanta United academy.
Kylie McArthur was this year’s Valedictorian at Druid Hills High School. She will be attending GaTech.
Ei (Nicole) Niang, Ms. Htwe’s daughter, will go to Berry College.
Asha Christian – Cornell University
Anpa’o Locke – Mount Holyoake
Helena Tesfahun – American University DC
Zozan Tahir, who spoke at the 5th grade graduation, will attend Agnes Scott College
Alaa Abdelrahman – Agnes Scott College
Yukeria Haywood – Macalester College in St. Paul
Ala Mohamed – University of Iowa
Steven Mayo – Kennesaw State University
Dmitri Burns – Valdosta State University
David Hale – Georgia College in Milledgeville