Posted on May 20, 2017

Meritorious students from Gulf English School’s (GES) secondary section, AS and IB Class of 2017 were felicitated during the Graduation Day held recently. H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani presented the certificates to 9 IB and 98 AS graduates. Having earned acceptance to Universities in the UK, Canada, Sweden, USA and Qatar, the students will now step out into the world to pursue higher studies.

“I’d like to start off by congratulating the graduating Class of 2017 for their accomplishments and the positive contributions they’ve made over the years to Gulf English School. But tonight is not about the past, it’s about your future,” said Mona El Helbawi, Principal of GES, in her address.

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Exemplar GES Alumnus, Maryam Al Suwaidi, from the Class of 2012, who is currently working as petroleum engineer at Qatar Gas after graduating from Texas A&M, spoke of her memories at GES. She encouraged students to be inspired and strive to achieve the impossible, pave the way for the future and make the world a better place. She also talked about the importance of making the right choices and having the correct mindset. “Educate and improve yourselves and create more solutions. Since you have even greater opportunities than my generation, do not ever take any of the opportunities that come your way for granted,” she told the graduates.

Gulf English School in Qatar 3 [].jpgRazan Osman and Shorouk Ismail, IB graduates of Class 2017, while addressing the gathering, thanked their teachers, coaches, family and friends who all helped make graduation day possible for her as well as for their classmates. Ahmed Al Hammadi, AS graduate of class 2017 said:"At GES, we have garnered a unique toolkit of skills and developed everlasting relationships that we will always be able to rely on. The solution to any problem will always be within reach; we just have to look inside ourselves and find it.”

Mr. David Frame, Head of Secondary, and Mr. Daniel Langfield, Head of Sixth Form too spoke on the occasion. They advised the students to keep up the momentum and continue their growth, knowledge and education as they went forward. With thanks given to teachers and family for their support through their high school days, the night ended on a celebratory note with tossing of the caps into the air, and cheers echoing throughout the venue.