The Direct Message Team

The DM staff is composed of 7th and 8th graders who spend time in class working on stories, but even more time out of class making sure those stories are worth sharing with you.

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Aarkin

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Aarkin is 13 years old, turning 14 in November, he has one sibling in 12 grade. Aarkin is excited to get working on TDM. He likes playing sports and is planning to try out for the ASIAC Soccer team. Aarkin also recently got a black labradoodle, her name is Ziva. He also mentioned that he loved being around animals and family.

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An

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An is in 8th grade in AES New Delhi and was born in South Korea. She loves TV shows, films, dramas, classical pieces of music, and some retro things like LP, film cameras, and old photos of her family. She joined this Media Publication team to work on more informative writing pieces.

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Charlie

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Charlie was born in London in 2007 and has studied abroad and in England. He has a strong passion for everything 80s and building towers out of cards. He has more recently come to love playing some of his favorite songs by the Beatles and Oasis on his guitar. You can reach him by emailing 26chenry@aes.ac.in and he'll get back to you.

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Hannah

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Currently an 8th grader at AES it is Hannah’s second semester here at AES. Last year she was a part of the DM team and wrote a lot about pop culture and current events. Hannah is really looking forward to being in this class again. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has lived in the Philippines, Argentina, and Virginia since then. She enjoys travelling, reading, watching tv, and writing.

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Jashvi

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Currently, an 8th grader Jashvi Nigam is a writer for The Direct Message (TDM) and a student at AES. She likes to write about current events and pop culture and the general things at school for TDM. Jashvi is really looking forward to publishing new pieces in TDM. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and has lived there and in India. She loves to travel, cook, watch tv, spending time with friends and family.

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Jungwook

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Jungwook is a Korean 7th students. He has been at AES for half year. He is 13 years old. But he is 14 years old in Korea age. lives in New Delhi now.

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Kabir

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Kabir is an eighth-grader AES. He is passionate about climbing and has competed in national-level games. He is excited to work with tdm. You can reach him via his phone number.

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Kiley

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Kiley is currently an 8th grader living in New Delhi, India. Aside from living in Asia, she’s also lived in Switzerland and Germany. Kiley lives with her mother and father along with her brother and the most adorable dog. She loves to play football and go horseback riding, she’s excited to be a contributor to the TDM.

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Minjun

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Minjun is a student in 7th grade. He likes playing online games and soccer. He lives in gurgaon and has been attending AES for 6 months. His favorite food is Korean bbq.

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Paul

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Paul is a 7th grader in AES. It’s Paul’s 4th year in AES. Paul has moved from Korea and it was his first move! He loves playing video games, baseball, playing with his friends, and food. Paul lives with a brother in 4th grade, mom, and dad. Paul would love to write articles in the DM
team.

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Salma

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Salma, a seventh-grade student in a school in India, has 3 other siblings. She has lived in Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia before this move. She likes to hang out with her grandma a lot and play video games with her friends. Her favorite food is medium-well steak.

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Savion

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Savion is a 7th grader. He was born in Maryland in 2009 he is 12 years old. He likes to play video games and chill with his family. He likes to run and play basketball for fun. His favorite song is Candy Rain and his favorite food is BBQ chicken wings. He has 3 siblings.

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Wonwoo

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Wonwoo is a 7th-grade student who was born in 2008. He was living in Korea before coming to AES. It is his 5th year in India his 4th year at AES. His hobby is playing soccer. He is excited to join the DM team.

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Aarnav

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Aarnav is a 7th grader born on November 27, 2008, from the US. He has 1 twin brother, he likes video games, soccer, and biking and his favorite foods are bacon and ramen. You can reach Aarnav at 27akitterman@aes.ac.in.

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Anya Ramani

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Anya is a seventh grader, born in North Carolina, USA, and has been at AES for five years. She is an only child and has two guinea pigs, Luna and blossom. She likes to play the piano and read dystopian, fantasy and mystery novels. Her favorite foods are Hawaiian pizza and salted caramel ice cream. She looks forward to being on the TDM team!

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Chloe

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Chloe is in seventh grade, and this is her third year at AES. She enjoys writing stories, reading mystery, dystopian, and fantasy novels, and binge-watching shows on Netflix. She has lived in Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, and the USA. Chloe has a younger sister in fifth grade, and a dog named Morris. She is excited to be on the DM Team!

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Harel

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Harel is an 8th grade student at the American Embassy School in New Delhi.
He was born on August 21, 2007. Harel has 3 siblings: Allon the oldest, Talya the middle, and Ella the youngest. Harel is from Israel, he lived there for 11 years before coming to India.
You can message him at 26hmahler@aes.ac.in.

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Jihong

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A 7th grader who’s been in AES for 3 years, lived in Korea before moving to India. He has hobbies such as coding, math and science, he has 4 family members; his mom, dad, him, and his sister who is in 10th grade in AES.

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Jungyoon

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Jungyoon is in 7 grade and it’s her 3rd year in AES. She lived in South Korea before coming to India. She came to India because of her dad’s company. Jungyoon has two hobbies, macrame and kumihimo. Her favourite food is Tteokbokki which Korean food. In her family there are 4 family members. Her dad, mom, little sister in 5th grade and Jungyoon.

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Kashvi

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Kashvi is an 8th grader at AES. This is her 9th year at AES. She is Indian American and has never lived anywhere other than in India. She likes to paint and dance. She likes to think she is a mix of creativity and math. Kashvi is really excited to be a part of the TDM team this year.

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Milla

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The Norwegian student Milla is currently in the second half of her eighth-grade year. This is her fourth year at AES. Before Delhi, Milla lived in the DRC for four years, Norway for five, and the US for 2.
She spends her time playing sports (soccer being her favorite) and hanging out with friends.
She is excited to be part of the TDM team. If you want to contact her, email 26mlillehammer@aes.ac.in .

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Nicky

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She spends her time playing sports (soccer bei

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Petr

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Petr is a 13-year-old student who has spent 9 years in Russia one year in France and three years in Fiji. He is in eighth grade and has two siblings. His sister is in France and his twin brother is in eighth grade. He likes to read books such as Percy Jackson and Scythe and is really excited to start with The DM project. You can reach petr at

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Sam

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Sam Kim currently a 7th grader. He lived in Korea for 5 years and moved to Mumbai, India for 4 years and moved to New delhi AES. It is his fourth year at AES. He likes playing football, basketball, and videogames. He excited to be in the DM team.

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SeoJun

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SeoJun is currently in the second semester of his 7th grade year. SeoJun has been at aes for 4 years. Before Delhi he lived in Korea for 12 years. He is really excited to get started with the Dm project.

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Woojin

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Woojin is currently an 8th Grader. He has been in Taiwan for 5 years, South Korea for 4 years, and AES for 3 years. His passion is to draw in his computer, play basketball, table tennis, and hanging out with friends. He is excited to be back at the DM Team.

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Akul

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Akul is 13 years old, turning 14 in July, he has a sibling who is in his first year of university who were both born and raised in Sweden. He is really excited to work in TDM. He likes to play sports such as basketball and golf, and he loves to play video games. Once school opens up again he is going to try out for the basketball team.

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Arjit

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Arjit is a 12 year old student at AES and has been here sine 2015-16. Arjit has a brother who graduated from this school in 2021 and is currently attending college at USC.

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Grace

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Grace is currently in the second semester of her 7th grade year. Grace has been at aes for 4 years. Before Delhi she lived in Canada for eight year and in Bangalore for a 1. She is really excited to get started with the Dm project.

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HyeonSeo

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Hyeonseo is a Korean 7th grade middle schooler who is proud to be in the DM team. She enjoys writing fiction and drawing fictional characters. So far she has lived in six countries including India. When she is not scritching around with her pencil, she can be found watching her cat glare at pigeons or her nose in big fantasy novels.

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John

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John is a 7th-grade student. This is his first semester at AES. He lives at the Royal Norwegian Embassy. John plays tennis every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at AES and takes photographs on some days. You can reach John at 27jbottheim@aes.ac.in

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Junha

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​​Junha is a writer for the DM. He is in 7th grade and was born in Seoul, Korea. This is his 5th year in AES. So far, India is his first country to live in besides Korea. He likes playing sports, spending time with his friends, watching movies and playing videogames. You cam reach Junha a

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Ken

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Kenichi is a Japanese who was born in China on 29th February 2008. He has lived in Beijing, Fiji, and is currently living in India. His hobbies are Taekwondo and Paddle boarding. He also loves foods from around the world. You can reach him by emailing 26ksasaki@aes.ac.in and he might get back to you if he checks his mail more often.

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Minhoo

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MinHoo is a 8th grader Korean student. His English name is Matthew, and he likes the name. He was bron in geyonggido, Korea in january 1st 2008. He is moved on India on Feb 13th. He likes learning and reading books. His dream is to be an International lawyer. He is interested in social issues. He has great enthusiasm. He likes blue color.

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Owen

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Owen is a 7th grader in his first year at AES, and is excited to be on The DM team! He has lived in other countries before India and loves to read and/or play video games(when allowed). He has a dog named Shadow that he loves(though it can be trying), and some of his hobbies include playing board games with his friends and family, and playing DnD when he gets the chance.

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Rishi

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Sara

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Currently a 7th grader, Sara has been in AES for 2 years. Not having lived in many countries in the past, Sara has lived in India for most of her life. She enjoys creative tasks, playing the piano and has an increased interest in writing through The Direct Message. She hopes to contribute to the team as much as possible!

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Seoha

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Seoha is in 7th grader, born in 2008. She's from South Korea. She has been in Delhi for 5-6 months, and in Bangalore for 2 years. She has one sister in grade 10 at AES. She likes to read about k-pop, fantasy and comics. She is really excited to be in The DM team.

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Yelin

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Yelin Cho, born in 2006, is a Korean girl who loves to learn other cultures and languages around the Earth. She is living her 6th year in India now.She is certainly an active person though it’s only when she finds her work interesting.She also has one dog as a pet named Marong, which is undoubtedly adorble and she is truly a pleasure to her.For addition, Yelin has an intense hatred on insects especially cockroaches.She’s not really a book-lover, but when she gets to read, she tends to enjoy reading almost only Japanese novels, especially the mystery ones.