Bahrain News Agency
Manama, Bahrain | January 21, 2019
Manama, Jan. 21 (BNA): Bahrain School welcomed back alumni and former staff members to reminisce as it celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The reunion got the across-generations school community in a celebratory mood.
“Guests who showed up included staff members from across the decades and students from as far back as the early 1970s,” Coach Brant Tryon, the lead organizer of the event, said.
Skimming through the yearbooks and old pictures displayed on a large screen, some of the students said they were amazed their school has kept so much history.
“We do treasure with great pride the moments our students spent at the school as they are special to them and to us,” new School Principal Shana Seawright said as she welcomed all the alumni and told them she was looking forward to making the reunion an annual event.
Seawright wanted the alumni to reach out to the current students at special events and help inspire them to become achievers and lifelong learners.
She informed them that the school would hold an “Alumni and Parent Mentor Day” on January 30 and invited alumni to speak with students, motivate them, give presentations about their job and career path and answer their questions.
“We would love to engage our alumni, parents, and community members by asking you to reach back and impart your knowledge and lessons learned to our current students,” Seawright said.
“I’m focusing on not only preparing our students to be college ready, but also career focused and ready. It would be really powerful for our students to meet professionals in their desired career field and hear the great things alumni, parents, and community members are doing professionally while benefiting from their wisdom and advice for their chosen career interest.”
In an impromptu speech, Dr. Dhafer Al Umran, a long serving a Bahrain International Schools Association board member, and whose son and daughter are graduates of Bahrain School, hailed the alumni reunion and said he regarded all Bahrain School graduates as “Very Important Persons.”