Aida Loggiodice grew up in Venezuela, spent four years with her family in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, and moved to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, at the age of 13 when her father accepted a position as an engineer specialist with Saudi Aramco in 2012.
When the time came for Aida to select an international boarding school following her ninth-grade year at Dhahran Junior High School, she jumped at the opportunity to attend TASIS, The American School in Switzerland.
Founded in 1956 and the oldest American boarding school in Europe, TASIS is located on the outskirts of Lugano, the largest city in the canton of Ticino.
“I first fell in love with TASIS when I went there for my cousin’s graduation in 2008,” she said. “I only applied to TASIS Switzerland and TASIS England because I loved, and continue to love, everything they stand for.”
Aida recently capped off three outstanding years by scoring 37 points on her IB Diploma assessment, delivering a remarkable speech at her class’s Senior Banquet, and receiving two coveted awards at her class’s Commencement Ceremony: The Cynthia Whisenant Award for Excellence in English Literature and The H. Miller Crist Award, the highest recognition accorded annually to the senior who best embodies or pursues the ideals and aspirations of the School.
Aida believes living away from home during high school served her well. At TASIS she came to rely upon her dorm parents in good times and bad. “Their unconditional love and support was always so comforting to have, and I truly believe it’d be difficult to find at any other boarding school,” she said.