16 Year Old St Andrew’s (Former) Student Signs MLB Contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks

St Andrew’s School recognized (former student) 16 year old Kristian Robinson in an assembly on Monday 18, September. Heads of School, his former PE coaches, class teachers, upcoming St Andrew’s baseball athletes and his graduating class, were all  in attendance to pay tribute. Kristian, who attended St Andrew’s School from Pre-Reception to High School said that he now fully understand the value of an International Baccalaureate (IB) education and the attribute of the IB Learner Profiles. “I can proudly say that St Andrew’s has prepared me for the real life challenges that I will be faced with.” Kristian who was introduced to the baseball world through his first coaching experience at the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) said that his love for baseball started from when he was five years old. His parents, Michele and Keith Robinson indicated that it was a hard decision to have him leave St Andrew’s School at the age of 16 to start a local Baseball Academy, Maximum Development, directed by a group of former Bahamian professional baseball players. It wasn’t long before his talent was scouted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kristian officially signed a contract with the team on July 2, 2017. Apart from the support of his parents and grandparents, Kristian said he was inspired by his late granduncle, Thomas Augustus Robinson who told him to remember the four D’s, discipline, determination, dedication and desire.  Kristian is a true inspiration to the students, teachers and administrators of St Andrew’s School. Principal Mr. Robert Stitch said “Kristian is the epitome of what we hope all St Andrew’s Students would be.” He credits the holistic IB programme as its balanced educational model focuses not only on academics, but all areas of developing the whole child. The St Andrew’s family salutes Kristian Robinson on his amazing accomplishment.

Picture L-R : Keith Robinson (father), Robert Stitch ( Principal St Andrew’s School), Kristian Robinson, Peter Wilson (Director of Co-Curricular and Student Leadership), Michele Robinson (mother).