With the 2013-2014 Falcon sports season complete, the NIST athletes amassed over 50 championships in BISAC and SEASAC. But as Head of School James MacDonald noted during his speech, sports is not only about winning. Being a part of team teaches leadership, collaboration and responsibility. It forces us to recognize our mistakes, and learn that we can grow through them.
Among their peers, several students received the highest honors for their exceptional leadership and teamwork. The NIST Athlete of the Year awards went to Jade Vanichvirulh, Ally Christensen and Rosie Grant (all Year 13). The NIST Sportsmanship Award, recognizing positive contributions through integrity and fair play, were awarded to Yeewah Kitsomsub and Nung (Kornkit) Kitsomsub (both Year 11). Congratulations to all of the NIST athletes and award winners for a wonderful year!