Bunthon was born on 05 April 1999 and became a Reach for the Sky girl in November 2014 when she was in grade 8. She is in the 10th grade at Sangker High School. She lives with her mother and older sister. Her family is very poor because her mother is a widow and has been ill. Her family owns no land for farming. Bunthon's mother works but gets little money to support the family. Besides studying, Bunthon and her sister sell noodles for an aunt who lives nearby, but they earn very little. The family's financial situation makes it difficult to buy study materials for Bunthon. She is an outstanding student. She ranked 3rd in her 9th grade class in 2015-16. And she consistently ranks at the top of her class in our English language program. In her application for the Reach for the Sky program Bunthon said, "I would like to get a good education, but my family doesn’t have enough money to support my studies. I hope you will help me. I don’t want to give up my studies."