THE ROBERT SILLS STUDENT AWARD
It is our pleasure to announce the 2019-2020 Robert Sills Award Finalists. As happens each year, there is a wonderful diversity in this year's Robert Sills Award Finalists:
· The finalists represent four (4) separate international schools
· The finalists represent schools in three (3) different countries
· The finalists are comprised of three (3) different nationalities
Although the demographics are never intentionally planned, it is rewarding to know the depth and diversity of so many wonderful and deserving students throughout MAIS.
The 2019-2020 Robert Sills Student Award Finalists are students attending:
American School of Barcelona
American School of Valencia
Casablanca American School
Marymount International School, Rome
Many congratulations to all of these deserving finalists, as well as all applicants, 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.
A very big thank you to our selection committee, Michael L. Smith, Director at The American School of Valencia and Elizabeth Phillips from Casablanca American School for all of their help and support, especially under these unusual circumstances this year.
ABOUT THE AWARD
Robert Sills was an exemplary educator, leader, and inspiring individual, who served as Treasurer and President of the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS). In his memory and through the generosity of TieCare International, MAIS has established the annual Robert Sills Student Award to be granted to those exemplary sixth through eighth-grade students enrolled in MAIS member schools. A total of five awards of $500.00 each will be granted in the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Full Member Directors are sent the Nomination Application and Guidelines at the beginning of each school year.
The award is not meant to recognize a specific academic, athletic, or artistic talent or achievement, although nominees may well excel in one or more of these areas. It is intended to recognize those young people 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 the welfare of others.
It gives us great pleasure to announce the finalists of the 2019-2020 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.