CIS Recognizes NIST Graduate with International Student Award

International-Student-Award-Winner-Chakrapoj-Bos-ChitwannapaThe Council of International Schools, one of the three organizations through which NIST International School is accredited, recognizes a small number of students worldwide each year with the International Student Award. Acknowledging the contributions of those who have “demonstrated a clear commitment to sustained interaction with students of the other nationalities, languages or ethnic backgrounds in a spirit of international understanding and cooperation”, the award encourages students to reach out to others in their communities, identify issues, and initiate creative, sustainable solutions. This year Chakrapoj (Bos) Chitwannapa, a member of the Class of 2014, became one of only a small number of students worldwide to receive the award.

As described on the CIS award page, “Bos travelled to Maeramit Village in Om Goi District as part of a CAS trip where he participated in the preliminary stage of community development. This has helped him gain first-hand experience in learning about development and applying development tools in a rural village environment. Bos did some excellent work facilitating the needs analysis process, and the school was impressed with the leadership he has shown. Bos will continue to work on the project with other NIST students and teachers, as well as with other schools, so as to help form a development project that will benefit the village in a sustainable and beneficial way.”

Congratulations, Bos, and we wish you luck as you leave NIST and begin a new journey in university!

NIST Caps Fantastic Year of Sports with Annual Banquet

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!