Spotlight On Our Student Yusuf

This week, we would like to spotlight our Grade 11 student Yusuf, who joined ISR way back in Grade 2. Yusuf is a very courteous student who is always very friendly and helpful to his fellow students. He is a very good and versatile conversationalist, so you can talk to him about anything. Yusuf is a very dedicated student and besides the demanding IB program he is actively involved in the CAS projects Big Brother and History Bowl.

His CAS teacher Mr. Urban describes Yusuf as a Big Brother during the CAS project with the words, “He is a super Big Brother for Davud from Grade 2, an Azerbaijani student who has been attending ISR since this year. The two meet to play football or basketball or just to talk and have fun.” Also, his History teacher, Mr. McGee, finds a few words to describe his role in the CAS project History Club: “Yusuf has been a motivated and hardworking History student since I first had him in class in Grade 9. He was one of the early members of the new History Club, re-formed in 2017 at ISR, and this year he has helped lead a major expansion of the group.

“As a CAS project, he prepares Grade 9 students for international competitions in weekly quiz projects designed around the International History Bowl and Bee format.  He also took the initiative, along with other CAS classmates, to organize the first intra-school competition at ISR in which students were able to show off their Historical knowledge and the winning team competed against a super-team of teachers.”

Yusuf is very involved in school life at ISR and he certainly enriches it. We are very proud to spotlight Yusuf, one of ISR’s many outstanding students!

Every Friday, our Student Spotlight Project aims to highlight one of our outstanding students who, in line with this year’s theme, is striving for “extraordinary achievements” on a daily basis. No matter if it is academic success, special commitment or outstanding character traits – we look forward to sharing each of these success stories.