We received notification from MAIS (Mediterarrean Association of International Schools) announcing the recipients of the 2014-2015 Robert Sills Student Award. Through the continued generosity of TieCare International, MAIS established the Robert Sills Student Award in 2011-2012 to recognize those exemplary middle school students who model the character traits that we value most in our students: persistence, a willingness to take risks, acceptance of other cultures and points of view, and a genuine interest in a sustained commitment to others.
Once again, the Sills Award Selection Committee was privileged to receive numerous applications and portfolios from many MAIS member schools and carefully reviewed all of them for their completeness, quality of content, presentation, visual appeal, and creativity. This year’s finalist award recipients represent students from four different nations and three international schools on two continents. I could not be more proud to see the depth of diversity and achievement throughout MAIS, which in large measure is a testament to what you do as professional educators everyday – making a difference in the lives of children.
The 2014-2015 Robert Sills Student Award Finalists, who will each receive a $500.00 cash prize are:
Ms. Olga Ballester – 6th Grade
Mr. Ricardo Sáez – 6th Grade
Many congratulations to these deserving students who serve as role models not only in their schools but for all students worldwide. MAIS encourages them to continue their exemplary work and leadership, and we are proud of their achievements and the high standards they set for our school communities.