Doha: Doha College recognised over 150 students for their academic successes and contributions to international and national charitable causes at this year’s awards ceremony.
Held at Radisson Blu Hotel, the ceremony brought together secondary students, parents, staff and members of the Board of Governors to celebrate the end of the academic year.
Mark Leppard, Principal, said, “The annual ceremony brings together all of our secondary students and to acknowledge and reward our highest achieving students for their academic successes and charitable achievements throughout the year.
There are five award categories: Subject; Form tutor; Community; Model UN colours; and outstanding student.
Student winners are recommended by teachers and compete against others within their subject and year groups so the winners are the best in class.”
Subject awards are in 17 categories, from Arabic to media studies, recognising all subjects taught at the college. Winners have achieved the highest success in their specific subject.
Winners of Form Tutor award would have demonstrated a commitment to extra-curricular activities, displayed leadership qualities and exemplary behaviour that brings credit to their Tutor Group, the college and the wider community.
He said, “We also acknowledge students who take part in our successful Model United Nations. Principal colours and full colours are awarded to students who have given exceptional service to DCMUN, these students are considered role models for the DCMUN programme. They would have attended conferences — a record 16 — and would have chaired committees or guided teams of students, all excellent skills for their future careers.”
The community award and the outstanding student award are announced at the ceremony.
The college places emphasis on students engaging with the wider community and the community award is presented to the student who has shown the greatest commitment to the community. This year’s award went to Hollie Jenkins. She set up the ‘Helping Hand, Second Hand’ programme in 2014 and received over 300kg of clothes, shoes, toys and bags from the Doha community which she distributed to orphanages and schools in Nepal.
The outstanding student award is given to the student from the 6th Form who has excelled in a wide range of subjects. It was awarded to Tisal Edirisinghe for examination success, dedication and commitment at the highest levels to achieve exceptional academic results in all subjects at A level.
In September, Tisal will go to Cambridge University to study mechanical engineering.”