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Student Led Initiatives Create Pathways Beyond

By Lindsay Martin
Student Led Initiatives Create Pathways Beyond

Student-led initiatives create pathways to university acceptance, scholarship opportunities, and beyond.

Recently, a panel of KIS International School students wowed the audience with their poise and tenacity. They discussed ways they’ve taken their unique interests to the next level to become community changemakers and leaders. Each day, educators had the unique opportunity to help students uncover their passions and explore their interests on a deeper level. Many teachers said these moments are some of their greatest joys. At KIS, we don’t want to keep all these newfound student achievements to ourselves. The panel is a platform for our community to hear of students’ tremendous accomplishments as they carve out new opportunities with grit and creativity.

From an early age, Sanya had a love for science and helping others. By Grade 9, she set her sights on medical school and made a plan for getting there. Sanya wanted to ensure she had the skills and knowledge to make her university application stand apart. With a little encouragement from the KIS university counselor, Sanya started a medical club when she was only 14 years old. The club is designed for students interested in medical careers who want to build skills and experiences through activities, trips, and internships. Not only has the club become popular, but it has also helped Sanya earn a scholarship for a summer medical program at Cambridge University in July 2022. 

Sanya’s ambitions don’t stop with medical school. In addition to her academic pursuits, Sanya also started Bloom Club, an organization committed to advocating, fundraising, and educating the community about female menstruation inequity

Hear more of Sanya’s story, along with other KIS students, and see how their teachers and experiences have impacted their lives, KIS Student Panel. With the right support, a spark of passion can go a long way at KIS.


Lindsay is the Digital Marketing Supervisor and Admissions Coordinator at KIS International School.

As one of only three full IB schools in Bangkok, KIS International School offers an innovative and inspiring community for families. KIS is immensely proud of the resilience, determination, and compassion that our diverse students exemplify. KIS International School is a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP). Beginning in August 2022, KIS will offer this innovative experiential based IB curriculum, giving students yet another challenging course of study for grades 11 and 12.


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