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Regentís School celebrates with stylish graduation party

Regentís students make generous gift to the Camillian Centre

Regentís School celebrates with stylish graduation party

Elfi Seitz
On March 31, elegantly dressed young ladies, most of them wearing long evening gowns, and young gentlemen in tuxedos gathered inside the Dusit Resort. Mingling with the gathering were a number of older people whose distinguished bearing identified them as professors. The candles that had to be lit when the lights went down in a power outage only lent more atmosphere to the proceedings.
Regentís School was celebrating its graduate party in great style.
Popular science professor Simeon Banks was the emcee, and he carried out his duties with dignity and a lot of humor. Regentís School principal Mike Wolton was the first speaker. He congratulated all high school graduates on their successful completion and gave best wishes and advice for the future.
Other speakers, such as the owner of the school Dr Virachai Techavijit, and Prof Stuart Tasker, Prof Dr John Baines and Prof Danielle Shepard joined in wishing all the graduates their congratulations.
There was no prince and princess contest that is so often a feature of these occasions, as it was considered that all the men were dashing and all of the ladies were lovely. However, two of the young lady graduates were singled out for special applause, as Steffi Floeth and Samantha Haeberli had organized the event.
The evening was considered a great success, with even the professors managing to shake a leg to the modern dance music, and the festivities going on until late.

Steffi, Rosie and Samantha - the Prom Organising Committee.

Michael, Ivie and Ard

Year 12 students Joyce and Sara enjoying the evening.

(L to R) Chairman of the Regentís School, Dr Virachai Techavijit, together with his wife Thiphavan, the head boy Kyu Bak Lee, Samantha Haeberli and Steffi Floeth.

Mr Stuart Tasker, Secondary Headteacher, together with a group of colleagues.

Year 12 Global Connect Scholarship students with their friends.

Proud Year 11 graduates light up the ball.

Year 13 graduate students.

A group of Year 11 graduate students.


Regentís students make generous gift to the Camillian Centre

Regentís Student representative Cattreya Sperbund (left) presents the fund-raising cheque to Father Giovanni.

Regentís students meet the children.

Recently, three students representing the Student Guild and Round Square Association of the Regentís School, Pattaya, presented a cheque for 35,000 baht to Father Giovanni of the Camillian Centre, Rayong. The money will go towards the valuable work done by the centre in helping young people with the HIV virus overcome the problems of every day life and in educating people in the dangers of the disease.
The Year 12 IB students, Sara Menges, Cattreya Sperbund and Ivie Wentworth led by their teacher Mr Thomas, were shown the work of the centre, including the impressive newly-opened building nearby which helps young people lead independent lives in the community.
The donation was raised by the hard work and ingenuity of the many Regentís students who participated in fund-raising activities and who, for example, sold AIDS badges and ribbons made in South Africa, organized bake sales as well as numerous other activities.
The smiling faces, songs and good wishes from the young people of the centre made it obvious that the students were very welcome. Father Givionni, his staff and residents in the Camillian Centre were all very appreciative of the gift and how important the donation was to its ongoing work.



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