Cherry crowned Miss Grand Rayong
March 22, 2024

Celebrating Excellence: Cherry’s Journey to Miss Grand Rayong

At St Andrews International School, Green Valley, we take immense pride in our students’ achievements and the transformative power of our International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Among our exceptional students, Cherry stands out as a shining example of determination, talent, and grace. From her outstanding performance in academic pursuits to her remarkable success in extracurricular activities, Cherry embodies the spirit of excellence that defines our school community.

Balancing roles in the school’s sports teams alongside her responsibilities as this year’s Head Student, Cherry epitomises dedication and versatility. Yet, amidst her academic and extracurricular commitments, Cherry holds a personal aspiration close to her heart: to participate in a beauty pageant. With unwavering determination, she navigates the demands of her education while pursuing her dream.

Motivation and Growth

Cherry’s decision to participate in the Miss Grand Rayong Beauty Pageant stemmed from her mother’s encouragement and the promise of personal growth. “My mom encouraged me and wanted me to try new things. She could see the benefit of the experiences I would gain,” Cherry shares. “Participating in Miss Grand Rayong not only provided me with invaluable experiences but also inspired me to continue participating for the growth it offers.”

Her time at Green Valley played a pivotal role in preparing her for the competitive environment of beauty pageants.

“Green Valley plays a huge role in this. Those experiences, such as speaking in public, have helped me prepare for this competition a lot.”


Lessons from Green Valley

The rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) programme at Green Valley equipped Cherry with essential skills for managing her time effectively and thriving in a competitive environment. “The IB Programme is very rigorous,” she acknowledges. “There are many things you have to manage, such as time management. Through just one experience, I had already learned a lot.”

Moreover, Cherry’s involvement in various extracurricular activities at Green Valley, including sports and music, nurtured her confidence and versatility. “Activities like sports played a huge role,” she reflects. “Because in the competition, it’s not just beauty that matters; it’s about talent and your thinking skills, which Green Valley has helped me develop, fostering great mindsets and helping me to shine in the competition.”

A Parent’s Perspective

In a heartwarming reflection, Cherry’s mother shares her perspective on the pivotal role she played in supporting her daughter’s journey. “One of the key elements for us was addressing the emotional side. At her previous school, the focus was primarily on academics, which often left Cherry feeling overwhelmed and stressed.”

Moreover, Cherry’s mother highlights the profound impact that Green Valley has had on her daughter’s holistic growth. “Transitioning here has been incredibly transformative for Cherry,” she notes. “It’s evident in how much joy she finds in her activities here. She’s been eager to explore new opportunities and experiences.”

Reflecting on Cherry’s journey, her mother proudly sees her embodying the essence of the school motto:

“Be Adventurous, Be Brilliant, Be Happy. Cherry’s willingness to dive into new experiences truly embodies these values.”

Cherry’s mother adds with a smile

As Cherry looks ahead to the future, her aspirations extend beyond the realm of beauty pageants. With dreams of pursuing a career in biomedical engineering and pharmaceuticals, she remains committed to making a meaningful impact on society.

Cherry crowned Miss Grand Rayong 2024

Cherry’s journey to Miss Grand Rayong serves as a testament to the power of perseverance, resilience, and passion. As she embarks on new endeavours, we celebrate her success and eagerly anticipate the bright future that lies ahead.