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Simple Good Advice for today’s Dolphins.

Joyel, Class of ‘83, enjoying her time in Edmonton took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions.


Where are you living now? 
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

What kind of work are you doing?
I work as a bookkeeper/accounting technician at a large accounting firm in downtown Edmonton. I'm part of a new team that is assisting our client's with their cloud accounting software and troubleshooting processing issues. I love it when my clients get the "aha" moments in understanding their businesses. 

What’s the one thing that you are really enjoying or get most excited about these days?
Although I love my day to day work, I do like to come home, put my feet up and work on crochet projects. This year I made crochet Christmas gifts for my colleagues and family.

Was there a teacher at NIS who stood out or who had a positive influence on you?
Yes, Mr Scott is one teacher I'll always remember. He made studying history fun to do. He was also the teacher that organized the student exchange trip to Taiwan, where I had my birthday (turned 15 that year). 

What’s your fondest memory from your time at NIS?
Wow, there are so many great memories! How does one pick from grade 2 to grade 10?  One thing I appreciated was the small class sizes. I really enjoyed the field days and the sports trips to tournaments as well. But I think the fondest memory is the Halloween dress up parades and each class was in charge of a carnival activity. It was so fun! In grade 7 we had the haunted house, and it was fun making the scary activities. 

What’s the one thing you miss most about Nagoya/Japan?
I miss going to the shopping district underground at Sakae Station. And of course, I miss my friends. I look forward to the day we can meet again in person for another NIS reunion. 

And of course, we need to know, what words of wisdom do you have for today’s Dolphins?
Going to NIS is an incredible experience; soak it in. Enjoy every minute!