Monday, May 28, 2012

Samar Al Ansari's Economics Award- 2012

Speech by Nayla Al Khalifa
                                     Grade 11, Ibn Khuldoon National School

Dr. Joyce Brothers, a famous psychologist, once said, “An individual’s self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life".
       These qualities were all seen in Samar Al-Ansari. She was one of the most well-rounded students in the history of IKNS. She was an outstanding example of confidence, kindness, helpfulness, and friendliness- all qualities that a student should possess. Many of you might not have known her personally. Samar excelled in both academics and sport.  From KG1 until her graduation in 2006, Samar always made an outstanding effort and her contribution to the school was great. Hence, in memory of Samar, her parents have established two, annual prizes- which are given to two, senior-year students- a student who has achieved the most outstanding performance in Economics, and to another student who excelled in Physical Education. In Economics, Samar had the ability to question and to understand economic theories- for she excelled in thinking “outside- the –box”. Indeed, Samar was a unique student.

As a tribute to Samar, who was a member of the Honor Society, and to honor her memory, the Economics prize is awarded each year to a student who excels in the following criteria:

Criterion 1: Application and analysis of Economic concepts and theories.
Criterion 2: Evaluation; Assessment of the student’s ability to evaluate economic concepts and theories in the context of real-world examples.

In the past years, the Samar Al Ansari Economics Award was presented to Subah Bu-Ali, Tariq Noor, Nouf Mattar, Abdulla Mahmood, and Muzoon Mattar, and this year, the Samar Al Ansari Economics award is presented to Talal Al Aradi.

Talal‘s articulation and clear writing as well as his analytical abilities and critical thinking skills made him the most eligible candidate among 22 students taking economics in 2011-12.

I have the pleasure to invite Dr. Randah Hamadah, Samar’s mother, to present the Samar Al Ansari’s Award in Economics to Talal Al Aradi.


Anonymous said...

a proud mother.. always be

Um Samar said...

Thank you.