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AFNORTH International Awards

Every year in June AFNORTH International School celebrates the outstanding achievements of a number of its students. The evening is complemented with powerful musical performances by students from AFNORTH and is followed by a reception after the official programme.

The evening is a highly enjoyable event in that it embraces the spirit of AFNORTH and the challenge of Graf von Kielmannsegg. It is an evening that celebrates AIS Values, embraces diversity, trust and integrity. It celebrates AIS aspirational thinkers and leaders, reflective learners, responsible citizens. The Commander of JFC Brunssum and other senior leaders from JFC HQ Brunssum join us for the evening to present the prestigious awards to the students.

The Graf von Kielmannsegg Award

The International Awards evening has become a tradition in that the Commander of JFC Brunssum presents the most prestigious prize, the Graf von Kielmannsegg Award.  This award was initiated by the first Commander of the AFCENT Headquarters in 1967 and the expectation is that it encourages and stimulates students, not only to embrace international opportunities, but also to learn to respect and deepen understanding of differences, thus becoming better prepared for life in a vastly changing world.

The European Council of International School and Jean Elder Award

The European Council of International School Award and the Jean Elder Award are presented to students who have excelled in International initiatives and have participated in simulations such as Model European Parliament, Harvard Model Congress Europe and Model United Nations.  The recipients of these awards went beyond their school boundaries to seek connection with peers from around the world to discuss and debate issues that affect all generations and cultures. 

The David Newell Award

The David Newell Award acknowledges both a female and male students for their outstanding contributions and experiences in sport, team spirit, collegiality as well as perseverance and leadership skills. Students with artistic talents are celebrated through the Fine Art Awards (Music, Visual Art and Drama).

The Director’s Award

The Director’s Award acknowledges one student per national section who has contributed to the aspirations and operations of the National Section. 

The Student Service Award

The Student Service Award celebrates those students who have contributed the most to school life and to a variety of events initiated to bring forth the AFNORTH International School Values and aspirational spirit.

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