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Local student wins “Brilliance in Thailand” Award

Prem swim meet

Varee Chiang Mai School plants forest in honor of HM the King

Local student wins “Brilliance in Thailand” Award

Pimprapah “Teak” Kanman (holding the Awards certificate) is pictured here with Ms. Joy Beresford, Khun Sarin DeMuth, Ms. Christine Cayley and a representative of Harrow.

Pimprapah Kanman, of Lanna International School, has been honoured for her achievement on an international examination: her score on the Cambridge IGCSE Combined Science examination was the highest in Thailand.
Pimprapah or “Teak” has attended Lanna International School for nine years and is now a senior. In addition to her top science score, Teak scored an A* (A-Star) on the Informational Technology examination and B on IGCSE Mathematics. She is not only an outstanding student but also an active member of the Student Council, Lanna Community Service, and the volleyball team.
Last weekend, Teak travelled to Harrow International School in Bangkok for the “Brilliance in Thailand Awards” ceremony, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Praphaphan Carroll; Lanna Director, Khun Sarin DeMuth; Business Manager, Mr. Somjed Pon-in-Dee; and her science teacher, Mrs. Joy Beresford. A representative of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Executive Office, Ms. Christine Cayley, presented awards to 19 students whose scores on various IGCSE examinations were the best in Thailand and to two students who were ranked “Best in the World.” British Curriculum International School in Phuket and Lanna International School were the only secondary institutions outside Bangkok to have students on the list of honourees.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations are given at approved centres in June and November each year and graded under the direction of CIE in the United Kingdom.


Varee Chiang Mai School plants forest in honor of HM the King

Winner of the 8-9 year old girl’s Swim Meet Title, Nicole Hodgson following her backstroke win.

Kim Meaden-Kendrick, Director of Admissions, Prem Tinsulanonda International School
On Thursday, October 5, the seven members of the Chiang Mai Athletic Conference (CMAC) gathered at the Olympic-size pool at Prem Tinsulanonda International School for the annual CMAC Senior Swim Meet. For the fifth consecutive year, Prem took home the team title, edging Grace International School in a closely contested competition whose result was in doubt until the final races.
The following day, Nakorn Payap International School hosted the CMAC Junior Swim Meet, and Prem again emerged victorious. The overall trophy is awarded based on the combined scores of the two meets. The legion of Prem swimmers amassed 1302 points to Grace’s 1052. Large squads allowed those two schools to outdistance the rest of the field. Lanna took third with 449 points, followed by NIS (447 points), CMIS (246 points), APIS (98 points), and CDSC (31 points).

Superb swimming and sportsmanship at CMAC Swim Meets shown by senior students.

In addition to the team competition, individuals vied for age group titles. Five Prem students went home winners including Katrina Miehlbradt in the under-5 girls division, Jeremy Hodgson in 6-7 boys, Nicole Hodgson in 8-9 girls, Jessica Hodgson in 10-11 girls, and Raphaela Turner in the over-16 girls division.
At the senior meet there was plenty of opportunity for fun as well as competition. The kayak races that concluded the afternoon session have become an amusing tradition. After swimming in as many as four individual races and then in relays, participants were able to relax and put on a humorous and splash-filled show for the spectators who ringed the pool.


Prem swim meet

A group of Varee Chiangmai School students jointly plant trees.

Staff Reporters
On September 30 teachers and students of Varee Chiang Mai School took part in a project entitled “Varee Plants Trees and Conserves the Environment in Honour of HM the King”. The project took place at the Wildlife Conservation and Development Centre in the foothills of Doi Suthep. The project encouraged students to participate in conservation activities and help take care of the environment surrounding the city.
The students also learned how to volunteer for socially and environmentally beneficial projects in honour of HM the king on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his ascension to the throne.