AROUND THE WORLD
Here, there and everywhere you’ll find HKIS alumni!
This is a round-up of the Dragon hangouts that were held around the world, along with a look at the official 30-year reunion for the Class of 1992!
A CLASSIC CAR CATCH-UP
From left to right: Trevor Swaine, Michael Swaine ‘69, Peter Swaine ‘68 and Tay Bosley ‘69
In October, Peter ‘68 and Michael Swaine ‘69 joined with their close friend Tay Bosley ‘69 (living in New Jersey) and Peter’s son, Trevor (living in New York City) to attend the annual Rockville Maryland Classic and Antique Car Show.
The show was near Michael’s home in Olney, Maryland and Peter was visiting from Vermont. The boys (!) all drove to the show together in Michael’s 1963 Studebaker Avanti (photo), inherited from his father Derek Swaine, who purchased it new. The car, which was shown at the event, is virtually all original and has been well taken care of. It is rarely driven more than a few miles from home but usually turns heads. It was a great HKIS mini-class reunion weekend for us all.
A QUICK HANGOUT IN SAN FRANCISCO
From right to left: Derek Kwik, Suzette Stephens, Camilia Chow, Diana Lu and Derek’s children Caroline, Dakota and Dash.
“Thanks to Diana Lu ‘86 who spotted my FB post-she realized I’m a stones throw away from her house! I’ve been coming here since the 90s so how did we not know that! Mini ‘86 reunion in San Francisco!”
OFFICIAL 30TH CLASS REUNION!
Rick Johannessen, Karen Ting, Andy Schllenberger, Traci Tong, Art Berman, Ingrid Wong, Angela Wu, Georgette Lee, Tim Chen
30 Years and Still on Top… So They Say!
On a cool, December evening in the Central district, Hong Kongers from the Class of 1992 gathered at the plush nightclub-esque Sichuan restaurant, Grand Majestic, to celebrate 30 years since graduating from HKIS. Organized by Class Agent Tim Chen ‘92 and fellow classmate Traci Tong ‘92, the group reminisced about the bygone days of whiffle ball, the rollerskating unit in PE, and coupons for McDonalds lunch in primary school. The most notable memory from the Class of 1992 was their transition to High School as Freshmen in 1988. The brand new campus in Tai Tam was due to open, but wasn’t quite ready for the start of the school year, so students went to school “every other day” back at the Repulse Bay campus. Chen and Tong, who are both current parents of HKIS students remarked, “There was no Zoom back then. Actually, there was no email. We must have received packets of work to do home learning!” But they did eventually move in and became the first class to experience their full four years of High School at the Tai Tam campus. The group all chuckled at their class motto, “Who’s on top! We are!” and the chant led by then Class President, Bonny Pratt ‘92, but declined to repeat the chant.
Even those who only transferred to HKIS for two years for High School felt like they really belonged. Angela Wu ‘92 said, “It’s been 30 years, but it seems like yesterday!” Even after 30 years, the former classmates still feel a strong sense of community.
Different by Design! Yearbooks, wine and good food make for a great class reunion.
MEETUP IN THE MOUNTAINS
Keane Tsu '99, Casey Winter '99 and Blake Austin'99, mountain biking in Colorado (Staunton State Park).
Dragons enjoying the fresh mountain air!
FUN ON THE FAIRWAY
Above: Richard Allen Tan ‘07, Terence Ma ‘07, Philip Chui ‘08 and close friend on their recent golf outing in Hong Kong. Below: Terence Ma ‘07 (third from left) with Richard Allan Tan ‘07 (second from right) and Philip Chui ‘08 (far right) with good friends enjoying dinner and drinks post golf!
Enjoying weekend golf outings and dinners with good friends in Hong Kong!
CHOWING DOWN IN CHINATOWN
From left to right: Bailee Brown, Yamen Sadek, a friend from Georgetown, Carlene Chong, Serena Yang, Ali Taha Brown, Ella, Taina Puddefoot, and Bella Wilkinson.
"A few of us from the class of 2018 met up recently in Chinatown in London to enjoy a taste of Hong Kong!"
A THANKSGIVING GATHERING
Above: Layla Keith ‘21, Ron Akaishi ‘21,Kristen Yee ‘21, Brad Zhang ‘20, Ethan Alfert ‘22, Jonathan Chow ‘20 and Emily Kim ‘20. Below: Romain Ting '21, Daniel Sun '21, Nicole Tan '21, Andrew Lenk '21, Steven Choi '21, Eric Kang '21.
Kristen Yee ‘21, new class agent for the Class of 2021, captured the recent Thanksgiving gathering of HKIS alumni in New York City.
AN AIRPORT MEETUP
Left: Class of 2022 meet up with Aidan Ngai, Subin Shetty, Laura Park and Hiroko Kawase. Right: Aidan Ngai ‘22, Hiroko Kawase ‘22 and Ellie Ko ‘22 at JFK Airport.
Dragons in the Big Apple
Thanks to alums Anant Majumdar ‘16 and Joe Guzikowski ‘16 for taking the initiative to organize the HKIS alumni of all ages gathering in New York City on April 2, 2022. It was great that our alumni could reconnect after the pandemic kept us all apart. There was a great turnout and even an alum from our first graduating class, Eric Mache ‘68, joined in the fun!
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