After NIS

After NIS

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.