Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School honors Weiping Zhang, known to our staff and students as Paul, one of our international students of the Class of 2020. We turn to Dr. Andrews, TOEFL and citizenship teacher, for more: 

“One of Paul’s greatest strengths is that he does not let difficult situations or obstacles dictate his decisions or negatively affect his life. His dream is to become a business owner, just like his father, and recognizing the challenges that come with such a goal, Paul does not shirk away from them. 

Paul’s interests are diverse which is characteristic of a well-rounded person. His favorite subject is World History because he likes delving into past events and understanding the whys of history. He is an active person and enjoys biking and ice skating. He also likes anime and participates in conferences to share his enjoyment with other fans.”

Q & A with Weiping Zhang

What college will you be attending?
George Mason University

What are your hobbies?
Riding my bike and ice skating

What is your favorite memory of Lakes?
Volunteer retreat

What advice would you give to underclassmen?
Focus on your scores and make sure you’re doing homework

Describe Senior Year in 3 words?
Fast, hard, free

What will you miss most about Lakes?
The teachers

What year did you begin at Lakes?
11th Grade

Educating students in grades PreK through 12 for over 60 years, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School provides an educational experience grounded in Catholic Tradition, personal discipline and academic excellence. We offer small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios in a safe and secure family-oriented community. Weekly Mass complements a fully integrated one-to-one iPad program, championship athletics, K-12 robotics program, before and after school care, and much more!