6 world topers, 63 distinction holders among 1,200 students honoured at ceremony
Beaconhouse School System, Northern Region hosted a grand High Achievers Ceremony at the Convention Centre, Islamabad. More than 1200 students received awards and medals for academic brilliance in their Matriculation, and O & A Level Cambridge International Examinations. The ceremony was attended by more than 5,000 parents, families, teachers and high achievers.
Leading national scientist Professor Dr Ataur Rehman was the chief guest. Cambridge International Examinations country head s Uzma Youssf, Anthony Jones (country head British Council) and other dignitaries attended the ceremony.
Executive Director Nassir Kasuri said, “I would like to congratulate the high achievers as they have made the nation proud. We are glad to see the progress Beaconhouse has made both in Pakistan and all over the world. This is pride for us (Pakistan). This success is success to all of Pakistan. Well done Beaconhouse!”
Beaconhouse Students of the class of 2012 and 2013 were honoured at the ceremony; along with the 6 top in the world and 36 distinction holders of the Beaconhouse who have achieved remarkable results in the northern region. Nassir Kasuri, Beaconhouse Executive Director gave the welcoming address. He congratulated the high achievers and acknowledged the amazing support from the Beaconhouse parent fraternity and the undying commitment of Beaconhouse teachers towards their students.
The keynote address at the ceremony was delivered by renowned Ms Uzma Yousef who urged students to continue on not just their academic pursuits but to also strive to be complete achievers by adopting the principles for life that will make them ‘complete achievers’. She acknowledged the precious role that parents and teachers play on eth lives of students.
Speaking at the ceremony Saleha Waqar, a Beaconhouse alumni, credited her years at Beaconhouse and her teachers at school for having groomed her and facilitated her for the success she has achieved. She has gone on to launching and setting up Teach for Pakistan, the best way to contribute back to the community – enabling good teaching and learning.
The ceremony included lively and entertaining musical performances by Beaconhouse students who presented a fusion on the Rabab and guitar and had the entire hall clapping with them in tune. National songs, sufiana kalam and gymnastics display were greatly appreciated by the audience. The event concluded on a high note of celebrations and jubilation.