Stanley Haas / Luke Hansen Student Award
Sponsored by GBG/TieCare International
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2012-2013 winners of the Haas/Hansen Student Award!
- Sahithi Vuppula, American International School-Kuwait
- Daniel Bacheschi, American International School-Chennai, India
- Mohammed Reshi, American School of Doha, Qatar
Sahithi was NESA's guest at the 2013 Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, April 5-8, where she addressed a plenary session of delegates. Read & watch Sahithi's speech.
In the spirit of Dr Stanley Haas, the late executive director of NESA, and of Luke Hansen, a remarkable student who died in an accident, this award - sponsored by GBG/TieCare International - recognizes middle school students (grades 6-8) at NESA member schools who model the character traits we value most in our students: consistency, persistence, a willingness to take risks, acceptance of other cultures/points of view and a genuine interest in and commitment to the welfare of others. The award is not meant to recognize academic, athletic or artistic talent or achievement, though nominees may well excel in one or more of these areas.
Three awards of $500 are made to three finalists; the first-place winner is invited to attend NESA's Spring Educators Conference, accompanied by an adult of his/her choice, with all expenses paid by NESA. The application deadline is December 1 annually.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION.
Middle School students at all NESA Member schools are eligible to apply.
Procedure change as of 2010: Each school may submit only three applications. Vetting should be done by the school administration if more than three students want to apply.
Amara Aarif, American School of Doha (Watch Amara's speech at the 2012 Spring Educators Conference in Athens)
Hussain Aluzri, American Community School of Abu Dhabi
Rawad Yared, The American Community School at Beirut
Click here for a list of all winners since 1996.