Doha College recently celebrated the achievements of their secondary students in an awards ceremony at Shangri-La Hotel Doha. Students, their families and teachers, all joined together to recognise the accomplishments of 150 students. Doha College is one of the longest standing international schools in Qatar and considered a beacon of world-class education.

Students who have shown extraordinary characters that align with the values of Doha College were also recognised. The annual Walton Community Award for outstanding charitable work went to Rohin Nag who taught Mathematics, English and Computer lessons to children in an impoverished Indian community over the past three years during summer.

Growing up in five different countries, I’ve been exposed to wealth and poverty. Working with children who lacked basic education, I was able to truly appreciate the feeling of community and social well-being evoked by helping others.’

The outstanding student award is granted each year to the student with the highest scores in their AS examinations. Manith Adikari achieved five A grades in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Mathematics, scoring an incredible 100% in three modules. His ‘pastures new’, after leaving Doha College, will be studying mechanical engineering in the United Kingdom.

Dr Steffen Sommer and Outstanding Student Manith Adikari
Dr Steffen Sommer and Outstanding Student Manith Adikari
Jack Dilllon
Jack Dilllon

The ceremony was also interspersed with performances from awardees, who delighted the audience with poetry and musical numbers on violin and piano. There was also an impressive snare drum solo by 16-year old Jack Dillon, already a known figure in the Doha music scene.

Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer said they take pride in these successes which, like most things good and lasting, take a long time to develop and to inculcate, that it becomes a defining feature of the culture.

Last year, Doha College achieved the best examinations results in its history, thanks to the High-Performance Learning (HPL) approach. Doha College is one of the only eight schools in the world pioneering HPL, and is well on its way to becoming the first HPL accredited school in the world.

For more information on  Doha College, visit dohacollege.com.