As a part of our annual certificate ceremony, BEA's executive director, Nicole Takeda, awards prizes for the school's best and brightest. Students who earn an overall average of 80 percent and above receive the distinction of "honors" while those with 90 percent and above are distinguished with "first class honors." In addition, students who rank in the top three of their course and those with perfect attendance get special prizes. This year, the BEA kids got notebooks, pens and a Canadian-themed keychain (since Canada is Nicole's birthplace). We also introduced a new award for the "most improved" students. These awards were for those who struggled their first semester at BEA, but then finished the year with passing grades. One student even improved her grade by 34 percent during the second term!!!
The Bayon English Academy (BEA) is an accredited NGO school that provides English language education, leadership, and job skills programs to underprivileged youth from well-trained teachers in a safe, clean and professional environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Nicole is BEA's director.