OUR Stories

Maria Soto

Maria Soto Martinez

Maria first heard about Forum Academy while attending her community school in Chiriqui Abajo. Her teachers spoke to her about a special school looking for exceptional students from communities located in the mountains of northern Cocle. Discover how Maria has been able to continue her senior year of high school and finish her IB evaluations.


Part of the first graduating class at Forum Academy (2016), Bryner tells us about his experience as an IB student, and how he intends to use what he has learned so far to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. 

Nitzia Sanchez

Nitzia Sanchez

Former Forum Academy Student, Nitizia has also been awarded a scholarship to participate in the National Robotics and STEAM Olympics. Learn more about Nitzia her memories of Forum Academy and more about what the scholarship has in store.

Larisa Castillo

Aspiring Nurse and Forum Academy Alumni Class of 2016 Larisa tells us about finishing university during a pandemic and using what she has learned to navigate the challenges of nursing school.

Karla Hernadez

Karla Hernandez

Former Forum Academy Student, awarded scholarship to participate in the National Robotics and STEAM Olympics. Learn more about Karla and how she achieved this wonderful opportunity.

Square Mendieta


Jacob Mendieta is the third former Forum Academy Student to receive a scholarship to participate in the National Robotics and STEAM Olympics 2020. He is currently finishing 11th grade at Colegio Angel Maria Herrera in Penonome. Click below to read his story.

Alexandra Martinez

2015 Forum Academy Alumni Alexandra studies gastronomy at the University of Panama. Get to know Alexandra and her passion for preserving Panama’s culinary traditions.

Orlando Sanchez

Orlando Sanchez

Currently a senior at  Colegio Angel Maria Herrera. Orlando’s passion for learning English is unstoppable. Learn more about how Orlando is taking on the challenge of virtual learning during the global pandemic.

Moises at Hun

Moises Rodriguez

Class of 2017 graduate Moises now studies Civil Engineering at the Technological University of Panama. Click the link below to read more about Moises’s story with Forum Foundation.


Digital Learning During a Pandemic. Former Forum Academy English professor Juana Perez, tells us about her creating and leading a digital learning English workshop during this difficult and challenging year. 

Juan Carlos Martinez

In his own words.  Meet Juan Carlos, a former Hun School of Princeton Scholarship Award winner, who’s passion for English, Technology and teaching inspires him to contribute to a more positive world through education.