After NIS 2018-07-09T09:38:09+00:00

Rana El-Afifi

Class of 2001

As a student at NIS, I was always inspired by the warm, welcoming culture of the school. It always felt like home, the sense of belonging was carried in the air in every inch of the school. NIS was and still is inspirational, endowed with empirical teachers. They have always had positive impacts on students, NIS charismatic leaders helped to build strong bonds of communication and trust among faculty and students. After graduating from university, I have decided to come back and join my school as a faculty member. My lifelong vision towards NIS didn’t change a bit, this family and community based school has always been the same and growing stronger by the day. I always say “there is something about NIS organizational culture that always draws you back to it”. I have to say it is in the air!

Fatma Hanno

Class 2003

School days have the memories we can cherish and treasure for life. At NIS my days were the most joyful, I never complained to anyone about anything, Actually I never needed to, since I had everything I needed or wanted. I was blessed with my teachers, my life time friends and with the love and care of everyone. Graduating from university was a turning point in my life, once I’ve thought about being a teacher I didn’t think twice about going back to my school..going back home! NIS has a spirit of a family that you can’t resist, no matter what happens you always feel like going back, this might sound weird but its true.
Well if I start talking about NIS, I can hardly stop, but all I can say is that when I count my blessings..I always count my school twice.

Nour Taha Abou El Dahab

Class of 2006

Transferring to NIS as a high schooler was a really a big step for me, I was as scared and frightened as a new kid in town. A week into the warm and welcoming environment of NIS made me come back every day thinking I was at home, as my teachers and class mates welcomed me with opened arms.
After graduating from NIS I had memories of college, but they were never as good as the ones I had in school. That was one of the strongest reasons why I came back to work at NIS, that taught me a lot more than I thought I could learn; to inspire others in the same way I was inspired and to construct new memories for the new generation of students.

Mohamed Ali Reda

Class of 2007

The road to success starts within a heart that wants to be the best at something–a heart, mind, and
soul that does not want to be ordinary, but extraordinary.

It all started by goal setting, understanding my abilities, determination, and self-advocacy. My passion and enthusiasm grew immensely for this hard-core game; SQUASH. A Champion-to-be was my dream since the age of seven.

My dream was big. It was packed with challenges and many unforgettable difficulties. Yet, choosing to be a winner taught me an important fact in life; Winners never look for the easy way out! I simply looked at the impossible, and was determined to set my heart upon this lofty dream and chase after it with my whole heart.

“Plant your feet firmly upon the rock of your desire to become the best”

After years of intense training and major obstacles, I did not only win most of the Juniors’ National Tournaments, but also I competed in an endless number of international tournaments and won the first place. Currently, I am a Professional Squash Association member and my best seeding is World ranked 24.

“Always count your blessings”, and I did!

I am definitely blessed to be an NIS graduate. NIS is, with no doubt, a successful factor in my career. NIS is a milestone that reshaped and established my profession as a Professional Squash Player. NIS was my home that cared and helped see me grow and develop in my field. Faculty-staff members and administration collaboratively facilitated my educational process throughout my years in this campus. I can still recall Dr. Nermein Ismail and Mr. Mohamed A. Latif’s understanding of my situation and deeply keen and eagerness to see me achieve more success in all my endeavors.

It is inscribed in my memory all the remarkable moments I spent at NIS. I am surely grateful for everyone who contributed to make my dream come true.

Mohamed Ali Reda

Ahmed Hazem

Class of 2007

On my graduation night, I took a moment to reflect on what NIS truly means to me. I was astonished by the magnitude of the emotional and mental state of mind that this name brought about. I realized that NIS was a lot more than a school; to me, it was family, friendship, love and experience.

The experience I gained at NIS made me who I am today. The love and support that my teachers gave to me shaped me into a man who recognizes his social responsibilities. I am incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to return to NIS. It is the least I can do to give back a little of what was given to me.

Mennat Allah El Afify

Class of 2008

Dedication (ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən) — n. complete and wholehearted devotion, esp to a career.
I know you’re probably wondering why I have the definition of dedication, but I want to take the time to briefly explain what that word means to me and how I learned it! Throughout the years of adolescence, when kids are at their most vulnerable state, when they are still struggling to reconcile themselves to the adult world, there are a few who stand by them and help them through their moments of uncertainty. These people can be anyone – a friend, a parent, a sibling or even a neighbor. To me it was much more than that, it was my school. With every obstacle I’ve faced, I found the right kind of teamwork that helped me survive anything. As a little kid it was my teachers’ knees I hung on to whenever I felt happy, lonely, scared or even bored! I’m not sure why but hanging on to those knees and being dragged around the classroom, refusing to let go felt like it was the safest place I could be. As I got older and my troubles began to worry me, it was my teachers that sacrificed their lunch breaks to hear me out, pick me up, dust me off and put me back on my feet. The number of times I went to my teacher to comfort me when I was going through moments of distress, the number of times I had my teachers’ shoulder to cry on whenever I felt down – countless! It was my school that has in one way or another, played a part in the shaping of who I am today and who I am yet to be. As I continue my road as a teacher at the same school that has inspired me and taught me to go above and beyond to be anything I want to be, I am blessed today for the opportunity of being a teacher and passing down everything I know from the teachers that have taught me well all the way from how to succeed, how to respect and how to honor, to most importantly how to love with complete and wholehearted devotion, because that is true dedication.

Nour Saad Adi

Class of 2009

The Best Days,
If anyone is wondering about the best days in a person’s life, then it will definitely be the ones spent at school.
For me, best days, defines an unforgettable life time experience that will never come back. In those days, I have met my big family, teachers and childhood friends. Those people supported me with all love and care when I literally knew nothing about life.
My amazing teachers and their loving nature made me feel safe and gave me faith to become stronger. They cleared away all the difficulties and the fear of being in a strange place other than home, with their warmth and professionalism they gave us the opportunity to have a passionate big family, in which each one can be a reason for others to succeed and continue throughout his journey.
Waking up is the definition of annoying, but you will only feel it is worth it when it is time to say goodbye. To all students in the school who are spending their last days, simply ENJOY IT.
Luckily, I did not say goodbye, the school gave me the opportunity to join and work with my big family once again. It is an honor to serve and develop the place in which you were raised, educated and loved. Remember that who you are and who you will be is because of this beloved place.
Cherish those unforgettable memories.

Karim Ahmed Ihab

Class of 2009

The Best Days,
If anyone is wondering about the best days in a person’s life, then it will definitely be the ones spent at school.
For me, best days, defines an unforgettable life time experience that will never come back. In those days, I have met my big family, teachers and childhood friends. Those people supported me with all love and care when I literally knew nothing about life.
My amazing teachers and their loving nature made me feel safe and gave me faith to become stronger. They cleared away all the difficulties and the fear of being in a strange place other than home, with their warmth and professionalism they gave us the opportunity to have a passionate big family, in which each one can be a reason for others to succeed and continue throughout his journey.
Waking up is the definition of annoying, but you will only feel it is worth it when it is time to say goodbye. To all students in the school who are spending their last days, simply ENJOY IT.
Luckily, I did not say goodbye, the school gave me the opportunity to join and work with my big family once again. It is an honor to serve and develop the place in which you were raised, educated and loved. Remember that who you are and who you will be is because of this beloved place.
Cherish those unforgettable memories.

 

Mohamed Zayed

Class of 2011

Graduating from NIS was no ordinary experience for me; I enjoyed every second of it. School felt like home to me and served as a strong foundation that prepped me for college and so much more.

I am grateful for my experience at NIS and I always look back and remember the great days I had here. I am now an undergraduate student studying Psychology and working part time in a rehab recovery center in the capacity of a psychological consultant.

Yomna Abdelatif

Class of 2011

I am 20 years old and I’m a student at VCU majoring in Finance. NIS was my school ever since I could remember. I was enrolled there when I was 2 years old and I was the student with perfect attendance. Sometimes I was forced to come to school but most of the time it was me wanting to spend time at NIS. I made life-long friendships and learned a lot of things beyond academics.

Mr. Manny taught me how to be a leader and always yearn for more. Ms. Alia’s elegance and kindness taught me how to be kind to people and treat them with class. So many people have left finger prints that lead me to where I am today. Every time I hear the phrase “home is where the heart is”, I think of NIS.

Ashrakat Mohamed

Class of 2015

My experience at NIS was that of a life-long journey. I proudly was a part of NIS for 11 years now, and I am positive that I will miss every part of it. It goes beyond my imagination that I will be leaving NIS, because it was always home to me. From the warm welcomes of the teachers to my life-long friends that I made here, NIS has always embraced and welcomed us all. There aren’t enough profound and fancy words that could express the gratitude and love I feel towards every single person who contributed in making me who I am today at this school. I am proudly an NIS graduate.

Omneya Magdy

Class of 2015

The people I met in this diverse community have grown to be cornerstones to who I’ve become. I now can say that I would not give up a second of my time here for anything. The teachers here, the students, the opportunities, and the family we’ve become and the experiences have made me what I am today. Together, we have completed our journey through high school with many ups and downs. Now we embark a new road and will take us to a new lease on life.

Layla Samy

Class of 2015

Karim Kohia

Class of 2015

Dr. Nermien Ismail is not only an educational school but also a sociable school. It has been an honor to graduate from Dr. Nermien Ismail School. I am proud to graduate from a school that is ranked the first school in Egypt. Being a part of NIS community was always an honor for me.
When I think about high school and all the memories, some of them were good and some were bad. Coming into high school I was a shy, unmotivated young man that didn’t really know what he was getting in to. Leaving NIS I became a man who is mature, outgoing, and very sure of himself. These past years has been an overall life changing experience that will never be forgotten.

Richard Youssef

Class of 2015

Dr. Nermien Ismail American School is not only a school for me, but it is also my second home. There are many things that come to my mind when I remember the years spent at NIS; good memories, mistakes, lessons, happiness, and most importantly fun. High school to me seemed like it past by really fast, almost too fast. I learned many valuable life lessons and I made life long friends. I learned the value of hard work and dedication. I can say that one of the biggest lessons in life I have learned from NIS is that you should always be yourself and have confidence in yourself, and believe that you will achieve anything you want in life.

Abdalah Adel

Class of 2015

Being a part of the NIS community has been a great experience and an honor; sharing the best years of my life with my fellow colleagues and teachers. This school has helped me become who I am today. It helped me develop the skills I never thought I’d have. This place has not only been a school to me but also a home. I’m a proud to say that I’m graduating from this school. It has been a pleasure and I will always remember the years spent here , the memories will stay with me for a lifetime.

Etab Tamer

Class of 2015

“I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” Our time here is over, it’s time for the next class to take over and carry on. I will fondly remember each and every person at NIS. Wherever we go and whatever we do, may we always be friends when we meet again.

Farah Bendary

Class of 2015

Ending my journey at NIS, I feel so proud to be part of this family. The last years of high school went by in the blink of an eye, navigating the final year of high school was similar to the first, with a lot of nerves and high expectations for “The Best Year Ever”.

Nermine Abdel-Latif

Class of 2015

As part of this phenomenal place, I am honored to say that I have graduated from one of the top schools in the Middle East. I have been through so many experiences and met extremely influential people. Ending my journey at NIS is a hard reality but most importantly NIS gave me the courage to follow my dreams and become the person I have always wanted to become. NIS has impacted my personal and educational life significantly; NIS gave me feelings of independence, patriotism and persistence. I am honored to say that I have graduated from NIS.

Nermiene Kamel

Class of 2015 Valedictorian

Nirmeen Kamel graduated from NIS (American Division) in 2015 with a 4 GPA. She joined NIS high school in 2011 and throughout those 4 years, she was always a distinctive student and was awarded numerous certificates of honor. After graduation, she decided to study dentistry for its mentally challenging and practical-working nature at MIU and she plans to specialize in the orthodontics field in the future. She has always had a passion for human biology and this passion has blossomed into responsibility to help improve people’s health care. Nirmeen believes that hard work and dedication is the shortest way not only to success, but also to distinction.

Zeina Laban

Class of 2016

Zeina Laban, Class of 2016 : NIS-American Valedictorian, Class of 2016 stands center stage at Columbia University, New York, where she has started her Freshman year.

Founded in 1754, this Ivy League university in Upper Manhattan has graduated a multitude of notable people like Warren Buffet, Jack Kerouac, Caroline Kennedy and two U.S. Presidents: Barack Obama and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

NIS-American celebrates how far Zeina’s come, and will always stand behind her as she paves the way through this exciting new journey in her life.