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AABP holds Fall 2021 Award Ceremony
Forty students from the Achievement Academy Bridge Program (AABP) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) were recognized for their academic excellence and participation in extracurricular activities at a virtual award ceremony held recently.
Hosted by the AABP Club Officers, the ceremony honored students who achieved significant progress in their Bridge Program courses and increased their language proficiency. It also recognized those who showed personal growth and improvement in academic and study skills.
“This ceremony has highlighted the rich and diverse talents within our community and celebrates the students' achievements. Many of the AABP students leave the Bridge Program after one semester to begin their undergraduate studies. This end-of-semester event provides us with an opportunity to wish them well for the future,” said Jessica March, Director of the Achievement Academy at AUS.
AABP student Saif Al Darwish received the Achievement Academy Director’s Award this semester for his academic accomplishments and active participation in university events.
“I’m really honored to be the recipient of the Director’s Award this semester. It gives me great motivation to keep up the hard work in the coming semesters. During this semester while enrolled in AABP, I learned a lot. The program helped me improve my soft skills, prepared me for taking the IELTS Test, and I am now ready to start my major. My motto is don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you're done,” said Al Darwish, who is majoring in computer science.
Manhal Omar Bakri, a senior civil engineering student with a minor in engineering management and an AABP alum, was the motivational speaker at the ceremony. He said that people are bound to encounter challenges as they progress in their lives, but “what really matters is never to quit or give up. Perseverance is key to success.”
AABP student and AABP Club Executive Assistant Shouq Al Nakhi Al Ali addressed her fellow students, saying that success is measured by how much they have grown personally and professionally. She said: “Your achievements are what you have done for yourself. It doesn't have to be an award. It's how well you improved yourself and your skills.”
The Achievement Academy Bridge Program helps new AUS students improve their English language skills and prepare for university success, while enjoying everything AUS student life has to offer. For more information about the program and to read about its students’ successes, please visit www.aus.edu/achievement-academy/bridge-program.