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Class of 2017


ACS Hillingdon International School students, aged 17 to 18, recently celebrated their final year at a graduation ceremony attended by over 200 family, friends and staff.

57 students have completed either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), well-recognised as a premium entrance qualification to universities around the world or Advanced Placement (AP) programme, highly regarded by universities in North America. Students will receive their full IB Diploma and AP results in July.

Dawn Summerfield, High School Principal, commented:

“The ceremony was a memorable and fitting way to celebrate the students’ achievements, and I’m extremely proud of the class of 2017 who have contributed so much to the school. I wish the students every success as they enter the next chapter of their lives.”

During the ceremony, school achievements were awarded to students. The Founders’ Award or excellent academic achievement and involvement in school life was presented to Gaia Thorel and Hana Dowidar was honoured with the Valedictorian Award for outstanding academic achievement.

The ECIS Award for International Understanding reflects the school’s multi-cultural community and is given to a student who is a good representative of their own country, has positive attitude towards the culture of others, can converse in at least two languages and in doing so, brings people together. This year the award was received by Khalid Alayoub.

This year’s keynote address was given by Zoe Jackson MBE, who set up the Living the Dream Performing Arts Company in 2006 at the age of 16. Her inspirational presentation covered her journey setting up a youth-led performing arts school whilst at university and her commitment to empowering young people to achieve their dreams.
Published: June 8 2017

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