While most of her peers spent the summer relaxing by the pool, Nadine Fanous ’23 spent her holiday training in it for up to five hours a day in preparation for COMEN, the Mediterranean Cup Swimming Competition.
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As the minutes ticked down to the start of the 10th King’s Academy Commencement ceremony, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II ’12, the number of people on campus swelled to the thousands as excited family and friends flocked to Commencement Lawn to watch the Class of 2019 graduate.
It was a beautiful evening at King’s Academy on the eve of Commencement, made all the more special by the congregation in Refectory Square of 167 soon-to-be graduates, their parents, faculty and juniors to celebrate the school’s 10th graduating class at the annual Senior Parents Iftar.
On May 13, King’s Academy eighth graders, their parents and teachers celebrated the class leaving Middle School to “step up” as ninth graders in the Upper School next year.
On Middle School (MS) Service Day, students broke into their advisory groups to participate in acts of service within the wider community.
Students in the Advanced Acting and Directing class performed Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.
After the success of the first KA Gardens fundraiser held last year, students in the Homemade, Handmade co-curricular staged a second KA Gardens bazaar to sell their soap, candles, teas and limited-edition body scrubs, which they placed in hand-decorated jars designed by students in the Crafts That Sell co-curricular.
The Middle School production of Jeremy Bloom’s Peter/Wendy, which ran on Tuesday and Wednesday evening this week, re-imagines J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan stories through the eyes of a group of children trying to fall asleep one summer night.
During School Meeting on Monday, King’s incoming Head of School, Peter Nilsson, was officially welcomed to campus.
Students in the Guitar, Choir and Orchestra groups performed their second and final ensemble concert of the year.