ESF marks 49 years of excellence
The English School Fahaheel’s (ESF) 49th Annual Graduation and Sixth Form Prizegiving 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 Guest renowned Kuwaiti artist and writer Thuraya Al-Baqsami accompanied by School Chairperson Jasmine Shushaiber. The evening was also attended by many special guests and parents. The evening commenced with the entry of the class of 2017 to a huge round of applause from the parents and guests.
The Chairperson Shuhaiber spoke about progress the school has made and made a special tribute to the late Chairman Ibrahim Shuhaiber. A special souvenir was made to for Shuhaiber as well as a special film shown during the event. Baqsami along with Chairperson Shuhaiber presented prizes to the Graduates followed by speeches by the Head Principal Russel Dunlop, Upper School Principal Stephen Dickens. Lower School Principal Claire Oraby presented the International Student Award to Year 12 student Kwangmin Nam.
One of the highlights of the evening was the musical interludes performed by year 13 student Kung mi Lee on the piano and the outstanding Robert Hao sang“Somewhere over the Rainbow”. The Head Principal and Upper School Principal both spoke during the event of the outstanding principal Stephen Dickens in their speeches. 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 the Indian Ambassador to the state of Kuwait Sunil Jain. A special French prize was awarded by 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.