Gr.12E, Al Mawakeb Al Barsha
When I heard I was selected for the 2nd tryouts, I felt ecstatic to receive an opportunity as big as this. This opportunity allows me to do many things, namely to describe the days I lived at Al Mawakeb as a student, but, most of all, it allows me to paint the experience I’ve undergone the past 5 years. I came to Al Mawakeb Al Barsha in 8th grade, and, having just moved from Lebanon, I was as nervous as a child can be. I remember walking into the conference room to be greeted by Mr. Haitham, who would go on to be my principal in my junior year. As a child, I’d moved schools a lot, so I was accustomed to these meetings, which usually all went the same. The interviewers would ask me about my grades, and then they’d ask about my old school as a way of introducing their own organization’s values. This interview was nothing of the sort. Mr. Haitham shook my hand with a big smile, said “Hello” to my mom, and asked us to take a seat. For the first time ever, an interviewer asked me what I did in my free time and what kept me happy. It feels and looks like a simple question, but I still recall it to this day because it simply shows how our school operates. Al Mawakeb wants to provide for its students and give them what makes them happy, not the other way around. In literal terms, I want to make this speech to thank AMSI for every opportunity it’s given me and hopefully make the school happy and proud this time because I, too, have been a proud and happy student for the past five years.
Gr.12E, Al Mawakeb Al Barsha
When I first heard that there were tryouts, it lit a fire in my chest, so imagine the feelings that gushed through my body as I found out that I was accepted for the second tryout. I recall I was anxiously doing my English exam. I was a bit stressed out and not in the best of moods, but then came Ms. Rania bearing the wonderful news… news that turned my mood upside down and made me ecstatic for the rest of the day. It was the thought that I was getting closer to represent my class and our achievements that led to a happiness not only on the day of the English exam, but in all exams that followed. I felt this sensation because it meant I would have a chance to actually represent my class and grade at graduation, an honor I had dreamt of for years, for I’ve been raised at Al Mawakeb, and I have grown with this family over the years. Who could better represent them in the graduation than the person who started and is ending his school journey here? Throughout the years, a bond has been forged between us, and I will cherish it for a very long time. I also want to speak in the ceremony, for I believe that I have witnessed my school’s growth and evolution. I have witnessed and experienced the school’s influence on every student, and for that I am very grateful.