This is Ayush’s second adventure with TEDx. As a highly involved senior, it is remarkable that he finds the time to plan, practice, and deliver yet another speech to help students cope with the stress of their work. On top of being a veteran of our stage, Ayush is leaving his mark on many of our proud accomplishments as a school.
Chulya (Nina) Narinthrangura
A trilingual and a world traveler who has lived in Russia and Thailand, Nina is known best for her constant smile. Be it on the softball team or at a Model United Nations meet, she constantly brings her positive attitude to everything that she does.
Another representative of our awesome sophomore class is Emily, a gifted pianist and veteran gymnast. Emily loves to travel, both in her native Taiwan and around the world. She also enjoys acting, playing music and tennis, performing, and perfecting her gymnastics routine.
As the representative of our junior class, Maren embodies all the great qualities of her cohort; compassion, curiosity, and dedication. Be it on the field playing soccer, on weekends helping with the Link Crew, or at home teaching herself the guitar, Maren constantly strives to become the best version of herself.
Monchida (Sky) Sukontaman
As the sole representative of middle school on the TEDx stage this year, Sky has big shoes to fill, but she is ready. Besides being an active member of MSC, MUN, and Destination Imagination for Science, Sky is an accomplished golfer and a member of our swim team. Despite her busy schedule, she still found the time to initiate a new service learning project at RIS.
Nichatorn (Belle) Tangkuptanon
If you’ve ever seen her playing the harp, arguing a motion at MUN, or even helping in student council, you must have noticed Belle’s passion in action. An entrepreneur at heart, Belle has attended numerous prestigious summer camps, from UC Berkeley to the University of Maryland, and is bringing her expertise to our stage this year.
Nuntita (Torfun) Chitmeesilp
Despite this being Torfun’s first year at RIS, she still found the courage and time to prepare and present a talk at this year’s TEDx. An accomplished Pianist who plans to study business at Chula, Torfun has hit the ground running and has no plans to stop improving.
Panuvat (Todd) Chutichetpong
Among Todd’s many accomplishments as a student of sciences at RIS are his design to convert heat waste to electricity and his research on developing bioplastic using wasted fruit seeds instead of corn. His work, dedication, and curiosity have earned him a well-deserved scholarship at Harvard University.
Pornpitra (Poupée) Laosirihongthong
If you do not know Poupée, it’s probably because you have never set foot at RIS. With her four languages and constant involvement in everything from service learning to student council and athletics, Poupée is the embodiment of international mindedness.
As a 4th grader, Tobin is the youngest speaker on our stage this year. An avid reader, a gaming and music enthusiast who loves to travel and see the world, Tobin’s main passion is animals and their welfare. His hope is to become a marine biologist one day and help clean up the ocean for its inhabitants.