International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Award Winner
Every other month, Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA) gives out the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Award to a high school student who best embodies the traits of the IB Learner Profile: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. Nominations are led by students and staff, and finalized with an Peter Gruber International Academy teacher vote.
Amoi Ottley, a senior student won at yesterday's ceremony. The award was presented to him by two of his peers creating a heart-warming scene.
“In the last year, Amoi has become a true leader and an example for other students. He is strong willed and stands up for what he believes in while looking out for his classmates, peers and teammates and is a positive member of our community. His maintaining of a positive attitude consistently after the storms, and throughout the school year is particularly admirable especially when he was one of the hardest hit.”
–fellow PGIA classmate and teammate
“Amoi is a respectful young man that always keeps me smiling. Although I do not have him as a student this year, when we do interact I enjoy listening to him. I admire Amoi for the way he handled himself after the hurricanes. I am impressed that he was able to overcome the devastation and still remain grateful and consistent in his school work and sports. Congratulations Amoi! I can't think of anyone else who deserves this award more than you.”
“Amoi has discovered this year what the growth mindset is all about. With the knowledge that the only type of failure is in not trying, he has been working harder than ever to achieve his goals. It has been a real pleasure to watch you grow, Amoi. Can't wait to see how far you will go.” –Senor Gever
“Amoi is an incredible young man on so many levels. He is coachable, hard-working, determined, inspiring, and full of grit. One day, we will all be able to say, "I knew Amoi when...". Amoi is the walking example of a growth mindset with the brightest of futures ahead of him.” –Mrs. Elger
“Amoi is an excellent leader on and off the soccer field. On the field, he pushes his teammates to do the best they can and it lifts everyone's spirit. Off the field, Amoi is a hardworking student. Whenever others are off-track, he likes to remind them to get back on task.” –fellow PGIA classmate and teammate
“Amoi brings a mixture of hard work with a playful attitude to the classroom which brightens our community and also sets a good example for those around him.” –Ms. Silva