Three teams of youths from each school will compete July 27 at Royal Garden Plaza. They will face single teams from Pattaya School No. 3, Aksorn Pattaya and Aksorn Thepprasit schools and an independent team of students from different schools.
Kinds will be kids, hamming it up for the camera during break time.
The 30 youths beat out 70 others for the final spots in written and oral exams that included 120 questions on Pattaya tourism, venues, history, culture and lifestyle. Oral exams covered speaking, acting and dancing. Emotions ran high, with some students breaking into tears during the two-hour preparation time.
Judges included Suchat Sotae, chief of Financial Statistics Pattaya, Wornpop Chaorenmanorom, from Teekalang Thai Classical Dances Institute, and Suwanthep Malhotra, business manager for Pattaya Mail Publishing Co.
The final 10 teams are: ACS 1, ACS 4 & ACS 5 from Assumption College Sriracha; SV1, SV2 and SV3 from Srisuvit School; Masterly from Pattaya School No. 3; Zion, an independent team of students from different schools; Gorgeous from Aksorn Pattaya School; and Savor from Aksorn Thepprasit School.
Contestants from Aksorn Pattaya School’s Gorgeous team, one of the ten finalists.
Jessica, a grade 5 student from Darasamut School, is the youngest contestant in the competition.
(L to R) Tony Malhotra, assistant MD of Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., Suchat Sotae, chief of Financial Statistics Pattaya; and Wornpop Chaorenmanorom from Teekalang Thai Classical Dances Institute undergo the difficult task of judging the competition.