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Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD)

King’s held a substance use prevention campaign for the third year running from November 25 to 29, in cooperation with Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD), a leading provider of school-based prevention services, to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to make intelligent, healthy choices.

أكد وزير الخارجية وشؤون المغتربين ايمن الصفدي، حرص الاردن على ايجاد مستقبل افضل للشباب الاردني وتوفير فرص النجاح لهم في كافة المجالات، وتمكينهم من الاعتماد على أنفسهم، وذلك عبر خلق بيئة تنعم بالأمن والاستقرار وتحقيق النمو والإصلاح الاقتصادي والسياسي.

As part of the activities organized on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, King’s Academy hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday with Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Ayman Safadi and Minister of Education HE Dr. Omar Al Razzaz, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the ministers on national and international issues.

King’s Academy junior Omar Zaatreh ’18 was the recipient last week of three Catalyst Conference awards for his project “The Refugee Crisis: Domes of Hope,” which he developed for his Global Online Academy (GOA) Architecture course. Zaatreh’s project was selected from more than 300 projects submitted by students from around 64 GOA member schools worldwide.

King’s Academy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday with the International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power) to design, develop and construct an approximately 2.6 MWp Solar Photovoltaic Facility on the school’s campus. ACWA Power is donating the full cost of the project to King’s Academy, amounting to US $4 million.

At its February meeting, the King’s Academy Board of Trustees elected Ms. Sirine Sidani Abu Ghazaleh to become a trustee, bringing the board’s size to 14 members. Abu Ghazaleh is the founder and chairwoman and organizer of the annual Les Createurs Libanais exhibition which supports the development of talented Jordanian and Lebanese artists.

Rising senior Saba Al Qubailat ’17 returned from a year-long exchange at Deerfield Academy last week rejuvenated and bursting with school spirit. Based on an impulsive decision to spend a year at the school King’s is modeled after, the self-proclaimed “girl who doesn’t miss out” figured Deerfield wouldn’t be too different than what she was used to at King’s. But she was in for a surprise.

The Green Club at King’s Academy has taken on yet another initiative to secure the school’s prestigious “green status” in the community: composting. In the works since last fall, when five delegates from King’s proposed the idea as a sustainable project during the final presentation segment of the Round Square International Conference in Singapore, the project has recently come into fruition.