CIS recognises the outstanding work being done by students in CIS Member Schools that promote global citizenship and the development of international awareness in their communities.
Margherita Mayr, from International School of Milan, Italy received the CIS International Student Award.
Project: Model United Nations & Seeds and Chips
Margherita is an Italian national and proud of her cultural heritage, however she has also demonstrated a very open and international outlook in her friendship groups, involvement in extracurricular activities and in supporting school initiatives. Highly respected by the school community, she was elected student President in 2017. Her leadership ability and inclusive attitude was clearly evident in her organization of school fundraising events such as Red Nose Day, Peace Day and participation in the school's International Evening as presenter and performer. Throughout her high school years, Margherita has taken part in a host of drama, musical, and sporting activities, and was Captain of the school volleyball team. Margherita clearly enjoys a challenge and works hard to solve problems and encourage a sense of community and international spirit.
Her passion for international and Geopolitical issues made Margherita a key member of the school's Model United Nations team, where she won the prize for best delegate for four years running. One of her many achievements on the MUN team was being selected to present her view on the impact of globalization on food as a "teenovator" at the Seeds & Chips Conference in Milan, attended by President Obama, the Mayor of Milan Sala and former Italian Prime Minister Renzi. In her presentation she reflected on the global distribution of wealth and the planet's resources.
You can view all recipients of the International Student Award on the CIS website.