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The English School Fahaheel’s 48th Annual Graduation and Sixth Form Prize-giving was once again held with great fanfare at the Grand Hashemi Ballroom at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Graduates and hundreds of guests thoroughly enjoyed an evening that saw prizes handed out by Chief Guests His Excellency the Ambassador of Great Britain Mr Matthew Lodge and His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic O f India Mr Suneil Jain to Years 12 & 13 respectively. They were accompanied by the owner and Chairman of ESF Mr Ibrahim Shuhiaber.

The evening was also attended by HE the German Ambassador, and the Ambassadors of Malta, Liberia and Armenia. Many dignitaries , special and parents were also in attendance. The evening commenced with the entry of the class of 2016 to a huge round of applause from the parents and guests. ESF Sixth Form Graduates Sara Shuhaiber ( Head Girl) accompanied by Rahul Rajiv and Ruwan Bedier then performed a beautiful tribute entitled “Next to You” to the Graduating Class of 2016. Kyungmi Lee then stunned the audiences with an outstanding rendition of Mozart’s Sonata Number 8 on the piano. Both Sara and Kyungmi are A/ S Music students at ESF.

This was followed by the prize distribution ceremony to Years 12 and 13. Following the prize-giving ceremony HE the British Ambassador Mr Matthew Lodge gave a very inspiring speech to students and spoke about the rich history of ESF which was established in 1968 under the guidance of the incumbent British Consul.

The Chairman and owner Mr. Ibrahim Shuhaiber then gave a Speech in which he highlighted the great achievements of ESF over the 48 years since its establishment. He also thanked staff members for the excellent IGCSE, A/S and A2 level exam results and continuous progress in the Upper School. This was once again confirmed by the Head Principal Mr Russel Dunlop and Upper School Principal Mr Stephen Dickens in their speeches. Mr Dickens also elaborated on the high percentage pass rates at ESF.

A special prize was then awarded to the Head boy Ali Majlesi and Head Girl Sara Shuhaiber by His Excellency The Indian Ambassador to the state of Kuwait Mr Sunil Jain. A special French Prize was awarded by Mrs Fredrique Asfar to the most deserving French language student Hagar Ghoneim. This year’s International Student Award was presented to Fatima Al Handal. The evening concluded with a photo opportunity for the Graduates and parents followed by a sumptuous dinner buffet for the guests.