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AISA Award for Excellence

2019/20 Award Winners

Seunghyun Im, Khartoum American School  

Seung is a young man that embodies himself with integrity and high standards. He is an open-minded young man, who is highly intelligent and has the willingness to continue to broaden his knowledge. He is always willing to take up new challenges. He was twice elected by his peers for Student Council Treasurer. For the past three years, he has volunteered monthly at the Korean Embassy in Sudan as a presenter of traditional and modern Korean culture. Sheung is an active member of the Khartoum American School Model United Nation (KASMUN) and he coordinated the 2019-2020 KASMUN event.

Midian Yoseph, Bingham Academy

Midian shares the values of respect for African culture and friendliness with AISA. As part of an English Literature class we discussed the idea of what makes a good leader. On her own, Midian connected the literature discussions with the current political situation in Ethiopia with many people groups wanting greater representation in the government.

Michelle Ossiya Erusa, Galaxy International School Uganda

Michelle has been a great contributor to promoting an environment of collegiality and community at GISU. As the President of the Student Council, she has led by example to make it an important body for students to express their views and, through respectful dialogue with management, staff, parents and students, sought to design and implement important and popular events and activities that represent the viewpoints of all parties in an inclusive manner.

AISA Award for Excellence

AISA established the AISA Award for Excellence in 2008 as a way of recognising and rewarding the achievements of outstanding students in AISA member schools. The award is conferred to any final year student nominated by their school who can demonstrate high academic results and whose character exemplifies the association’s values. Each school is invited to submit one application for the award.

Nominations for this award are due no later than March 1st of each year with the AISA Board confirming the successful candidates at the March board meeting. Schools are then free to award recipients of the AISA Award for Excellence at end of year school celebrations.

AISA values are demonstrated by those who:

  • Promote a school environment that is characterized by a sense of hospitality and friendliness, collegiality and community among students and between students and staff.
  • Demonstrates by example the concept of service to the human family either within or outside the school environment.
  • Seeks to understand, appreciate and promote African cultures through service activities, participation in cultural events, or personal expression through African literature, languages, music, art or dance.
  • Embraces a world view which celebrates human unity and diversity. This trait could be demonstrated through service activities, or student activities, cultural events, membership in clubs or organizations within or outside of school, academic projects, or any form of artistic expression.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Each AISA Full Member school is invited to nominate one student each year to be considered for this award.
  • The student must be in their final year of high school.
  • The deadline for submission of your school nominee is Match 1st
  • Award recipients will be confirmed by the AISA Board 
  • A plaque and a letter will be sent to the school head to be presented to the award recipient at the school year-end ceremony.

2019/20 Winners

The Winners of the award in the 2019/2020 academic year are:

  • Moses Hamud, International School of Tanganyika
  • Midian Yoseph, Bingham Academy
  • Khushi Nesarikar, Ghana International School
  • Vanshika Virmani,  International School of Kenya
  • Seunghyun Im,  Khartoum American School
  • Fayobomi Olusola-Falodun,  Corona Trust School
  • Michelle Ossiya Erusa, Galaxy International School Uganda
  • Tara Bhandari, American International School of Cape Town
  • Lærke Rebekka Udsholt, Lincoln Community School
  • Rhonda Johnson, International School of Dakar
  • Rashida Denise Hassan, Al-Rayan International School
  • Yomna Amir Saifeldin, Khartoum International Community School
  • Kaleb Areda, International Community School of Addis Ababa

2018/19 Winners

The Winners of the award in the 2018/2019 academic year are:

  • Adel Mohamed Abu Baker, Lincoln Community School
  • Vanessa Ndirangu, International School of Kenya
  • Marie Coura Diagne, IQRA Bilingual Academy
  • Jonathan Jojo Ashun, Ghana International School
  • Essete Makonnen, International School of Uganda
  • Fatima Khalid Ahmed Mohamed, Khartoum International Community School
  • Jess Swarts, American International School of Cape Town
  • Ali Muhammad, Al-Rayan International School
  • Selina Mehta, International School of Tanganyika
  • Fiker Negash, International Community School of Addis Ababa

2017/18 Winners

The Winners of the award in the 2017/2018 academic year are:

  • Omnia Alzain, Khartoum American School
  • Amanda Awoenam Bosso, Ghana International School
  • Emma Olson, American International School Lusaka
  • Josephine Kabange, The American School of Kinshasa
  • Abdelwahab  Nasreldin Babiker, Khartoum International Community School
  • Aayush Agrawal, Lincoln Community School – Ghana
  • Evelyn Manyatta, UWC East Africa (UWCEA)
  • Jana Jovcheva, International School of Kenya
  • Yomni Makonnen Makonnen, International School of Uganda
  • Zara Franceschi, International School of Tanganyika
  • Lorena Edah, International School of Ouagadougou
  • Daniel Hodeta, International Community School of Addis Ababa

2016/17 Winners

Winners of the award in the 2016/2017 academic year are:

  • Stella Njoroge, International School of Kenya
  • Fawzia Mohamed Omer, Khartoum American School
  • Bianca Darkoa, Amoabeng Ghana International School
  • Sarah Khaki, UWC East Africa (UWCEA)
  • Bilngwe Ngwakum Akisa, American International School of Lusaka
  • Benjamin Hotchner-Blaser, International School of Tanganyika
  • Hulda Abudo, American International School of Mozambique
  • Chumani Mokoena, American International School of Johannesburg
  • Paolo Nasr, Lincoln Community School
  • Jorgo Tesfa, International Community School of Addis Ababa
  • Takudzwa Marwendo, Harare International School

2015/16 Winners

Winners of the award in the 2015/2016 academic year are:

  • Alexander Alverson, International School of Kenya (ISK)
  • Eve Coulibaly, International School of Ouagadougou (ISO)
  • Caio Silveira da Rocha, American International School of Mozambique (AISM)
  • Dominique Cottrell, American International School of Lusaka (AISL)
  • Nada Motasim Daoud, Khartoum International Community School (KICS)
  • Revogatus Tesha, UWC East Africa (UWCEA)
  • Nardos Ayana Kebede, International Community School of Addis Ababa (ICS, Addis)
  • Rubeena Zaveri, Harare International School (HIS)
  • Brianna Boadi, Ghana International School (GIS)
  • Jisoo Shin, International Community School of Abidjan (ICS Abidjan)

2014/15 Winners

Winners of the award in the 2014/2015 academic year are:

  • Charles Chansa, American International School Lusaka
  • Michaela Sorensen, American International School Mozambique
  • Komal Mudher, UWC East Africa (UWCEA)
  • Elizabeth Gibbs, International School of Ouagadougou
  • Andrew Teye, Lincoln Community School

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