St Andrews International School, Green Valley prides itself, not only on its academic successes, but also on the quality of its sports programme and the results the students obtain. In the past few months however there are a couple of secondary students who have risen to an elite level in their respective sports.
Chayanit (Kanoon) Wangmahaporn in Year 12 recently qualified to be a member of the Thailand Ladies Golf Association Amateur Team. After the qualifying round, Kanoon was picked to represent Thailand and compete in 31st Malaysian Amateur Ladies Open 2014. The tournament took place on 12-14 August, 2014 and Kanoon came 2nd in the individual event (only 1 shot behind the winner.)
Kanoon and her Thai teammates.
With her playing partner, Kanoon also won the team trophy by an amazing 23 shots which was a great performance. Kanoon is very proud to be a part of the Thailand team and St. Andrews as a school is very proud of Kanoon. In the future, Kanoon says she would like to study at a US University and play in the NCAA golf competition.
Another sporting star is Shanique Lucas in Year 9 who from October 11–16, 2014 was invited to travel to China to be a part of a Junior NBA competition being staged there.
Shanique explains about her busy basketballing summer:
“The first 2 weeks of my summer holiday were spent at a basketball camp at the American School of Bangkok where I was a part of the all-star team. I also received both the hot-shot and MVP (Most Valuable Player) awards in my group as well.
Shanique and her sister at the Jr. NBA competition.
“After the basketball camp I participated in the first round of the Jr. NBA competition which I passed and then I stayed at a Thai school where my teammates and I trained in preparation for the National Championship. In between my training sessions I also had to compete in the other rounds of the Jr. NBA competition where the number of girls left in the competition decreased from 40 to 24 and then finally to 4. Fortunately I was lucky enough to be one of the final 4 girls who got chosen to travel to Beijing.”