Jeremy Williams, Grade 12, Raffles World Academy, Dubai.

Jeremy is a Grade 12 final year student at Raffles World Academy, Dubai.  He is studying for the IB Diploma. He describes himself as a Third Culture Kid, because although he was born in the UK, he has lived and been a school student in Malawi, Colombia, China, the UK and the UAE.  

Jeremy achieved first place in the Emirates Airlines/Taleem Poetry Competition (18-25 age group) last year.  He was also the World Scholars Cup Top Scholar for the Middle East and Central Asia, taking Gold Medals in Debate and Collaborative Writing and competed in the Tournament of Champions at Yale University last November.  

He aims to create poetry that is gender neutral and he often conveys emotion and ideas through word play which can complex and unorthodox. Jeremy enjoys playing drums, travelling to new places and getting involved in charity projects. He also loves Indian food and most things vegan.