Kerui Yang

May 19, 2020

Serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the 2019-2020 staff, Kerui Yang was tasked with overseeing the print and online editions of Zephyrus. Although she’s known for her outgoing personality and invigorating classroom announcements, Kerui will be remembered as a leader who helped Zephyrus grow into a community much more than a newspaper organization by expanding the staff’s creativity and potentiality beyond published work. “Getting to know all of the students on Zephyrus was probably the best part about being on staff. The content that we pushed out was great, but the interactions, relationships, and memories that we build are still very valuable, and I will definitely take them with me.”

When she wasn’t leading the day-to-day processes of Zephyrus, Kerui filled her limited amount of freetime by participating in multiple different school clubs, competing in numerous national science competitions, acting as a board member for the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief, and volunteering for the Fairview Southdale Hospital. “It never really fully sank in how much of an effect students can have on the community.”

Despite her unwavering commitment to her extracurricular and academic endeavors, Kerui concludes her time at Edina High School with a sense of personal growth. “Being so detail-oriented will make you miss out on the bigger picture,” she said. “Just live life to the fullest and take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities and the student culture. You never realize how much you wish you had partaken in those activities until you don’t get to anymore.”

Next year, Kerui plans to pursue a pre-medical track and study Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University. In the words of Zephyrus’ beloved Editor-in-Chief, “Boola Boola!”

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