Zhyldyz Omursakova, a World Learning FLEX student from Kyrgyzstan, is a devoted youth ambassador. She volunteered over 120 hours of community service this year and regularly volunteered at the Liberty Senior Care Facility, spending time with the elderly residents and organizing fun events such as a Mardi Gras party. She introduced the residents to Kyrgyz culture by putting on a special performance during International Education Week. Zhyldyz is committed to improving the lives of the elderly and created a project through the online Global New Media Lab workshop to deliver meals to the elderly in her hometown in Kyrgyzstan.
Zhyldyz is an honor student with a straight ‘A’ average and a member of the Chess Club, InterAct, and the Beavercreek Youth Council. She recently performed in the school talent show, singing a song from one of her favorite movies, ‘A Walk to Remember.’ One of her drawings was featured in a school-wide art exhibition.
Zhyldyz petitioned the City Council of Beavercreek to declare November “International Education Month” in her host city, and received a proclamation from the Mayor. She gave six interactive presentations on Kyrgyzstan, sharing Kyrgyz national dress, dance, language, and tasty dishes such as manty and beshbarmak with classmates, friends and neighbors. Zhyldyz’s German teacher calls her an “excellent student ambassador for Kyrgyzstan” for her contributions this year, and raved about her presentations, positive attitude, and leadership, which opened both teachers’ and students’ eyes to a different part of the world!