November 2018

Alumni Stories

Life After Graduation
In June, 276 students graduated from SAS. Nearly a third of this year's graduates attended SAS for more than 10 years. Fifty-seven percent are US citizens, 10 percent dual citizens, and 43 percent non-US citizens. Thirty-four percent earned cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude honors. While our students applied to universities around the world, the highest number of students applied to New York University. Eighty-eight percent are enrolled in college, eight percent are in National Service, and four percent are taking a gap year before beginning studies. Take a peek into the hearts and minds of some of our 2018 graduates. Read more>>

Brothers in Arms
National Service in Singapore (commonly known as NS), is a statutory requirement for all male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents to undergo a period of mandatory service in the uniformed services. Every year, approximately seven percent of SAS graduates are conscripted. Ritzky Widjaja (Class of 2016) and Rahil Kapur (Class of 2016) reflect on their NS experiences. Read more>>

Alumni Gatherings

Will you be in Singapore on Thursday, December 20?
Please join alumni and friends for a holiday gathering on Thursday, December 20, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Jekyll & Hyde (co-owned by Ee Chien Chua, Class of 2007) at 49 Tras Street. RSVP here.

San Francisco area alumni: SAS is coming to you February 7!
Please be on the lookout for an invitation to join Dr. Chip Kimball, superintendent, SAS administrators, and SAS Foundation Board members for an alumni gathering on Thursday, February 7 in the San Francisco Bay area. Time and location will soon be announced on the SAS alumni websiteSingapore American School Alumni Facebook page, and through email invitations. We look forward to seeing San Francisco alumni in a few months! 

Houston area alumni gathering in October
Sixty SAS alumni and friends reunited on October 1 at the Karbach Brewery. Alumni, former students, and former parents enjoyed getting together to reminisce and meet new friends. Check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page.

Alumni Giving

Eagle Pride and Giving Back
SAS was founded thanks to a spirit of generosity and giving that continues today: as a community we flourish by standing together. Making a gift is a simple way to show that SAS is still important to you. Every gift, regardless of size, enables the SAS Foundation to support incredible learning opportunities for our current students. Click here to join other alumni in making a gift.

Remember When?

Remember Coach Kasi? Coach Kasi came to SAS in 1963 after receiving his M.Ed. from Springfield College. He represented his college in seven varsity sports. He also represented Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) in soccer and rugger (a.k.a. rugby) and Singapore in rugger and cricket. The 1970 yearbook reported, "Coach Kasi feels that SAS has a number of top athletes that could hold their own in American meets, but he regrets that only a score of boys actually make up all the varsity teams, for lack of interest among most students." A lack of interest in sports is no longer a problem at SAS with hundreds of students engaged in sports throughout the year! Share your memories of Coach Kasi on our Facebook page.

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