Samar Al Ansari Awards for Excellence


Samar Al Ansari was a well-rounded IKNS student who excelled both academically and in extracurricular activities and she was a key member of the IKNS Honor Society and the girls soccer team. She was also known for her amiable and compassionate qualities.

After Samar’s tragic death, which followed her graduation in 2006 and in memory of her outstanding contribution to school life, Samar’s family established two annual awards. These are given to students who excel in economics and soccer, the two areas Samar was deeply passionate about and in which she distinguished herself the most.

The two awards are:

1. The Samar Al Ansari Award for Analytical and Critical Thinking in Economics
2. The Samar Al Ansari Award for Girls Soccer

Samar Al Ansari Award for Analytical and Critical Thinking in Economics

At the annual Honor Society ceremony, the Samar Al Ansari Award for Analytical and Critical Thinking in Economics is presented to the high school student who best fulfills the following two criteria:

1. Excels at applying and analyzing economic concepts and theories
2. Demonstrates an exceptional ability to evaluate economic concepts and theories in the context of real world examples

The recipient of the award is nominated by the economics teacher(s) and approved by the High School Principal provided that the student has not received the award previously.

Click here to view the names of the students who have received the Samar Al Ansari Award for Analytical and Critical Thinking in Economics.

Samar Al Ansari Award for Girls Soccer

Every year, the school celebrates an outstanding female athlete by awarding her the Samar Al Ansari Girls Soccer Award. The award is presented during the annual athletic awards ceremony.

The high school student eligible for the award should exhibit the following qualities, which must be confirmed by her physical education teachers and coaches:

1. Commitment to IKNS sports
2. Outstanding contribution to girls soccer at IKNS
3. Excellent sportsmanship, including a keen sense of fairness, self-control and respect for her team, coaches and opponents

The recipient of the award is selected by the coaches of the girls soccer teams and approved by the High School Principal provided that the student has not received the award previously.

Click here to view the names of the students who have received the Samar Al Ansari Award for Girls Soccer.