ISC-Choueifat Hosts 1960s and 1970s Reunion
The first school in what has become the SABIS® School Network was established in Choueifat, a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, in 1886. Since then, the International School of Choueifat – the Mother School – has been successfully graduating students who have drawn upon their knowledge and skills to build successful careers and become valuable contributors to communities around the world.
A reunion orgaizned by the ISC Alumni Association recently gave ISC alumni from the 1960s and 1970s the opportunity to come together to share memories and reignite friendships. The reunion was held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the ISC Alumni Clubhouse and drew approximately 100 ISC-Choueifat alumni from within Lebanon and around the world. Alumni arrived with their friends and family members to meet up with their former classmates, some of whom had not seen each other since graduation day.
The reunion program featured a welcome speech from Dr. Toufic Eid, a member of the ISC Alumni Board and graduate of the ISC Class of 1976. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of their graduation, members of the Class of 1963 received honorary certificates presented by Mr. Hassan Keshli, an ISC Alumni Board member. Alumni in attendance also enjoyed a 5-minute movie montage of photos from their days at the Mother School.
Throughout the event, alumni shared fond memories and caught up with each other on personal and professional developments since graduation. Mr. Edmond Moutran, a member of the ISC-Choueifat Class of 1963 said, “It was amazing to go back and see the campus again, and even though it has changed so much, it still left goose bumps.”
Every year, the ISC Alumni Association organizes a number of reunions and fundraising events. In addition to the reunion for 1960s and 1970s graduates, this year the ISC Alumni Association also held reunions for the Classes of 2008, 2009, and 2012.