The American School of Bangkok, with the support of the Thai Ministry of Education, announced the winner of the first ASB English Challenge. Siriyot (Kitty) Konig received the Princess’ Cup, granted under the royal patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and a full scholarship to The American School of Bangkok. The ASB English Challenge began months ago with the English Institute Department of the Ministry of Education selecting 18 Thai public school students from each of the 18 educational districts of Thailand. Each these 18 students was invited to compete in the ASB English Challenge. The American School of Bangkok offered these students training in public speaking, English, leadership, and mindfulness. In addition, teacher training was provided to the teachers who accompanied the students from their districts.
The final day of competition was held on March 6th, 2017. The day began with speeches from the Assistant Director of The American School of Bangkok and Project Director of the ASB English Challenge, Ms. Nisanart Tavedikul and the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn Townsend Davies. Competition judges included Mr. Erik Fleischman, Medical Director of Bumrungrad Hospital, Associate Professor of the National Institute of Education Testing Service, Arunee Wiriyachitra, Professor Annie Keep-Barnes of the University of Alaska, Managing Director of FedEx Express Thailand & Indochina, Mr. David Carden, and the director and founder of The American School of Bangkok, Mrs. Lakhana Tavedikul.
The American School of Bangkok, in association with the Thai Ministry of Education, hopes that the example set by these hard working Thai students will motivate other young learners throughout Thailand to strive for excellence. Once again, a special congratulations to the winner of the first ASB Challenge Siriyot (Kitty) Konig.