School of Liberal Arts Choir Team winning the first prize Walailak University Singing Contest on the 31st Walailak University Founding Anniversary in 2023 

School of Liberal Arts led by Thai program took the school’s choir through to the grand-finale round won the 1st place trophy on an auspicious occasion of the 31st Walailak University Foundation Anniversary. The competition was held on 29th of March, 2023, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in Thaiburee Auditorium. 

The choir of 20 students, along with 5 Krishnai Svetsilakon cheerleaders, representing the School of Liberal Arts joined a singing competition on the 31st Walailak University Foundation Anniversary. The contest was organized by the Student Promotion and Development Division 
and joined by over 16 Schools and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Presiding over the contest was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Voravuth Somsak, Acting Vice President, along with a congress of administrators, staff, faculty and students joining to encourage the competing teams. 

In the contest, each team was assigned “Love Walailak” as a requirement together with one randomly selected song. For this, the School of Liberal Arts got “Fight with the heart” for the latter piece. In addition to these two songs, the SLA choir also performed “Blue heart” and “Walailak is our home, School of Liberal Arts in our heart” with Krishnai Svetsilakon cheerleaders choreographing the dance. 

The School of Liberal Arts won the first prize, followed by the School of Pharmacy, School of Political Sciences and Public Administration, School of Public Health and School of Informatics awarded the 1st Runner-up, the 2nd Runner Up Award, the 3rd Runner Up Award and the 4th Runner Up Award respectively. 

The choir practice was overseen by SLA faculty members including Ms. Thatdao Rakmak, Mr. Korrakot Khamheang, Ms. Supaporn Kongton and Ms. Kamkaew Maneerote. Mr. Korrakot, Lecturer in Thai Program overseeing the practice and also composer of the SLA songs commented on the students’ dedication leading to this pride. 

“Students put in lots of hard work to win this prize. We met for the practice quite late, especially given that it is the period with final exams just around the corner. Another challenge would be to compose an entirely new song for the school from scratch. We needed to rush against time to finish them and rehearse them with no music yet, so we needed to be very precise on the rhythms, “said Mr. Korrakot. 

The following was the names of students participating in the choir; 
1) Ms. Tasana Tahe
2) Ms. Nourasayyibah Babathee
3) Ms. Papapin Thanaboonrit
4) Ms. Parfan Boonrod
5) Ms. Jirawan Songpatkaew
6) Ms. Nora Phirdaw Mama
7) Ms. Kornthanasorn Phetnoi
8 ) Ms. Arthitiya Yongstar
9) Ms. Pitchayatida Kwankerd
10) Ms. Yanin Rodyu
11) Ms. Firadaw Vorna
12) Ms. Chanjira Kaewnoona
13) Ms. Jarodfah Somboonpong
14) Ms. Apiphavadee Yaprang
15) Ms. Kanyarat Kasemsong
16) Ms. Nannaphat Rakchat
17) Ms. Jutharat Kaewchan
18) Mr. Jirapas Suksai
19) Ms. Buachompoo Pongkraphan
20) Mr. Jetnarong Chankan
21) Mr. Sunthiti Akkaraporn
22) Ms. Nuengruethai Torak

Krishnai Svetsilakon cheerleaders include; 
1) Ms. Kamolsri Wiset
2) Ms. Natsinee Boonnaiwan
3) Ms. Kulchalakorn Puaboonruang
4) Mr. Chaiwat Kongsomboon
5) Mr. Kritpong Wichienluangsueang

Photos by School of Liberal Arts and Division of Corporate Communication
News written by Nootchanat Sukkaew, Lecturer of School of Liberal Arts, English Program