Doha College recently honoured 206 of their secondary students in the school’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Carried out online for the second year running due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony recognised excellence and commitment to learning shown by students from Year 7 through to Year 13. The awards were given for every subject in each year group, as well as a tutor’s award in each form group.

Three Doha College students – Vibhav Agrawal, Nina Nair and Razan Elshazali – were internationally recognised by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Student Achievement Awards, for outstanding individual achievements and contributions to school or community.

Through a local NGO, Vibhav teaches mathematics virtually to less privileged children who live in India’s rural areas and remote villages; Nina Nair, meanwhile, contributed to the whole school well-being by setting up the Well-Being Committee; and Razan created an inspirational Instagram account and NGO called Women of Sudan.

Doha College also recognised the contribution of the students who organised the Model United Nations event this year, as well as the senior post holders, affectionately known as the Big 6 – the head boy, head girl, their two deputies and the two senior prefects.

Kept as a secret until the festive evening of the Awards Ceremony, the title of Outstanding Student went to Ailsa Cameron, who achieved the highest academic results and was involved in every aspect of school life – a true leader who will be a wonderful ambassador for Doha College when she attends university in the UK this September.

Doha College Awarding Ahmed Aldeeb
Ahmed Aldeeb (middle) and his trophies

Many students were also awarded multiple trophies, with Ahmed Aldeeb (Year 8) and Arwa Elrayess (Year 10) receiving a record five each, in subjects as diverse as Computer Science, History, Languages and Music.

Doha College Principal Dr Steffen Sommer said that never has so much been achieved in more adverse circumstances. He said that Doha College students have excelled beyond all expectations every step of the way and that they are all poised to do well going forward.

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