Wells Presents More than B2 Million in Awards and Scholarships

In the spirit of Christmas, and in what has become an annual tradition, cash awards and scholarships valued at more than B2 million were presented to deserving secondary students at the recent Wells Christmas Extravaganza held on the evening of Thursday, December 16. Twenty-five students from grades 6 to 12 were presented with Certificates of Achievement by members of the School Board of Directors, including Mr. Chang Yao-Lang (Chairman), Ms. Lee Mei-Chuan (Vice-Chair), Mr. Lin Yao-Tang, and Mr. Hou You-Wen.

Wells’ academic scholarships are awarded in tiers, with Wells Super Scholars achieving the highest tier. Super Scholars receive tuition waivers ranging from B35,000 per semester for middle school recipients, to B45,000 per semester for high school recipients for the next two semesters. Super Scholars are selected on the basis of outstanding performance in the classroom, with a GPA in core subjects of 3.50 or higher, along with exceptionally high scores in most (and in some cases, ALL) tested areas of the recent SAT10 administered at the end of the previous academic year. This year’s Super Scholars are:

  • Lisa Brothers, Gr. 6
  • Arlindo Borges, Gr. 7
  • Akhil Shanishetti, Gr. 8
  • Praat “Tan” Sukriket, Gr. 9
  • Amira Lukens, Gr. 9
  • Kaori Miyajima, Gr. 9
  • Gauthamgiri Naganathan, Gr. 10
  • Tsai Chi “Cathy” Shang Kuan, Gr. 10
  • Kamonwan “Bam” Kim, Gr. 11
  • Chan Young Lee, Gr. 11
  • Siradanai “Joseph” Chaomuangbon, Gr. 11
  • Nick Charaschanya, Gr. 12
  • Arada “Darling” Arayawuth, Gr. 12
  • Chi Jau “Kelly” Wang, Gr. 12

Also receiving scholarships were a second group of high achievers, the Wells Scholars. These students had attained a GPA of at least 3.5 in core subjects along with outstanding scores in at least six (6) different areas of the most recent SAT10. Wells Scholars receive tuition waivers  of B20,000 per semester for the next two semesters.

  • Anavat Siamwala, Gr. 6
  • Anusha Shanishetti, Gr. 6
  • Angelo Borges, Gr. 7
  • Joon Young “Peter” Choi, Gr. 7
  • Sirin Trinetkamol, Gr. 7
  • Phawika “Mook” Borirakpanich, Gr. 7
  • Alexander Barnes, Gr. 8
  • Jang Won “Matthew” Seo, Gr. 8
  • Pimchanok “Pim” Chuenkamolpun, Gr. 10
  • Archer Jirasirikul, Gr. 10
  • Alisa Orajarvi, Gr. 11

With an unprecedented number of league and tournament championships, several Wells athletes also received recognition from the School Board. Wells’ 2010 Fall Sports MVP Awards of B15,000 were presented to Kanwara “Kanny” Smith (U15s Girls Basketball & JV Girls Volleyball), and Yueh Ting “Kevin” Han (U15s Boys Basketball & JV Boys Volleyball). Outstanding Athletic Achievement Awards of B10,000 were presented to Jim Kao (Senior Boys Basketball & JV Boys Volleyball), Joon Young Lee (Senior Boys Basketball & JV Boys Volleyball), Tanapon “Boss” Phuripichet (Senior Boys Basketball), and Methaporn “May” Supa-Anan (Senior Girls Basketball).

And to top off the evening, Professional Achievement Awards were presented to four (4) teachers for the role they had played in leading Wells teams to various championships, or recognition in national and international competitions. Teachers recognized were:

  • Mr. Mark Caunan (Basketball Championships – U15 Boys)
  • Mr. PJ Castillo (Basketball Championships – U15 Girls, Senior Girls, Senior Boys)
  • Mr. Rhys Griffith (1st Place Teams – Reader’s Theatre Competition)
  • Mr. Jared Kuruzovich (World Scholar’s Cup – Scholar’s Bowl Trophy)

Congratulations to all award recipients! Photos of all of the recipients can be viewed on the Wells Facebook page.

Chairman Yao-Lang Chang presents an Outstanding Athlete Award to Methaporn "May" Supa-Anan, Gr. 12.

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