In Frame | Elizabeth Fok

In Frame | Elizabeth Fok

In Frame: Elizabeth Fok 

Meet Elizabeth 

  • Ballroom dancer 
  • 7th-grader at Rising Scholars | San Benito 
  • And more ballroom dancing :) 

When it comes to rhythm and dance, Fok’s got it!

Fok is dancing her way through life – navigating each season as a student, daughter, friend and full-time competitive ballroom dancer. 

Dance naturally brings out the best in people, and Fok 100 percent agrees. Not only has it taught her discipline and hard work – skills she carries on inside the classroom – it also serves as her creative outlet and time to perfect on what she is so deeply passionate about.  

This is Fok’s second year as a student at Rising Scholars, and she continues to thrive through the challenging academics. Fok started the year with a new perspective on life and her education, and has her dancing team/coaches, friends and teachers and Rising Scholars to thank for that. One of the greatest lessons already learned is that it’s okay to mess up, and not always be on your “A’ game -  it’s what you do with those experiences that matter most. Her goal for this year is to not only focus so much on her studies, but to branch out, meet new people and make those social connections – strong ones that will help when times do get tough. 

Fok already has a few future career options in mind: 1) Investment banker or 2) Chemical engineer, but dancing sure does sound just as possible. 

When we asked her who her favorite person was: she said, "Me." Dance has built and continues to build a strong confidence she didn’t even know she had, and loves everything about it. If there was one piece of advice she ever had to give to herself it would be to always love herself through it all.

It’s no easy feat being a student of life, but she’s having fun and has a great support system and that’s the most important thing. 

This month, we are in frame with Elizabeth Fok. 


Favorite hobby? Ballroom dancing - I am part of a travel team through Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Brownsville

Favorite music genre? Genre: K-pop  Favorite song? Run to You by Lea Michele

Favorite subject? Science

What profession do you wish to pursue? Investment banker or chemical engineer    

Tell us one unique characteristic about yourself. I am an extremely shy extrovert

In one word, how would you describe your experience as an STISD/Rising Scholars student? - Challenging - It’s a challenge, but really fun, and that’s what I came here for.

What advice would you give to someone on the fence about enrolling to one of our schools? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Everyone is willing to help. I am grateful to one of my friends for always having my back and supporting me through my RSA and dance journey

Are you involved in any school extracurriculars? No, but I am part of the Texas Heat Dance team through Fred Astaire

What’s been the best thing about being Back-to-School so far? Giving me the opportunity to branch out more, meet new people and be a lot more social 

How have your teachers played a role in your overall well-being as a student? They have made me a whole lot better as a person.

Who’s your favorite person in the whole world? Me

If you could tell your favorite person one thing what would it be? Remember to love yourself always

What’s your ideal classroom setting? A quite classroom - I love independent work, but also enjoy hands-on and group activities.

What’s your favorite on-campus activity? Science labs

Biggest lesson learned last school year? To be very careful with my time and manage my academics and dance well

Who inspires you? My dance instructor - she inspired me to become a ballroom dancer

What do they inspire you to do? To be nice and confident

What do you like to do on the weekends? Listen to music and play Pokémon

What do you want to be known for? To be remembered as a good person

What would your spirit animal be? Rabbit -  Born in the year of the rabbit

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