Alumni in the spotlight

Alumni in the spotlight This is the story of a young girl who embraced all
opportunities that her school had to offer and grew
into a confident, outgoing young woman.
Rawan Ashraf Lasheen joined the International School of
Choueifat – Sharjah, a SABIS® Network school in the U.A.E., as
a 2nd grader in 2001. In 2004, when her family moved to Egypt,
Rawan transferred to the International School of Choueifat –
Cairo, where she studied until she graduated in 2011.
As a student at ISC-Cairo, Rawan was dedicated to her studies
and was determined to learn as much as she could. Rawan
credits the rigorous and challenging SABIS® Educational
System™ implemented at the school for instilling in her strong
time management skills and the ability to manage stress and
overcome obstacles. “At school there was a strong focus on
academics, so we worked hard and learned a lot. As a result,
university didn’t feel like a struggle in any way,” said Rawan.
During her time at ISC-Cairo, Rawan was a dynamic student
who participated in a variety of sports and activities. She took
advantage of all the facilities ISC-Cairo had to offer and really
immersed herself in the school. Rawan participated in art
competitions and played basketball, volleyball, and tennis. She
also spent a large amount of time at the school library, a place
she remembers as her “study hub.”
Being so involved in the school helped Rawan grow from a
shy, quiet young girl into a self-assured young woman with the
confidence to pursue a career on television. “No one would have
expected me to be a T.V. anchor after having been such a shy and quiet student. By joining all these sports, I started to make lifelong
friends and became more sociable and outgoing,” she says.
Rawan was also a member SABIS Student Life Organization®
(SLO®). In high school, she was appointed as Head Prefect of the
SLO® Academic Department. She also dedicated a great deal of
her time to community service projects. Her involvement in SLO®
helped her develop a sense of determination and dedication.
When Rawan graduated from ISC-Cairo in 2011, she was
accepted at Hult Business School, American University of Cairo,
Misr International University, and German University in Cairo.
She chose to attend American University of Cairo (AUC), where
she went on to pursue a degree in Mass Communication. At
university, Rawan used the skills and knowledge instilled in
her at ISC-Cairo to succeed. “My first two years at university
were extremely easy for me because ISC-Cairo had prepared
me so well, especially by teaching me time management. Most
importantly though, ISC-Cairo taught me to aim high and learn
as much as I could from every opportunity I came across.”
After graduating from AUC, Rawan worked as a T.V. anchor
at a local station in Egypt. Today, she is working at Al Ghad
channel in Cairo and pursuing her graduate studies at AUC in
T.V. and Digital Journalism. At Al Ghad, Rawan is the youngest
in-house reporter and editor. Her work entails writing daily
scripts for the news anchors on the “Daily News Bulletin” and
recording voice-overs to introduce news reports.
We wish Rawan the best of luck and are looking forward to
“watching” her career play out on television screens across
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