The Bint Jebail Cultural Center held the 24th scholarship award dinner. 84 scholarships were distributed to outstanding students from the community. The ceremony included the following program:
The Master of Ceremony was Attorney Ola Saad.
Both the American and Lebanese national anthems were offered to open the award dinner.
Dr. Chade Saghir, president of Bint Jebail Cultural Center, thanked the audience and praised the effort of the Education Committee for a successful scholarship dinner. Dr. Chade also thanked the sponsors and congratulated the 84 scholars on their accomplishments. It was noted that 84 is a record high for number of scholarships awarded.
Keynote speaker Mr. Ray Metz, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Life from the University of Michigan Dearborn provided a message to the scholars.
Dr. Mohammed Nasser, Chairman of the Education Committee, offered a poetic representation of how the Dearborn Police maintains security and ensuring the welfare of the citizens in the city of Dearborn. Chief of Police Mr. Ronald Haddad and Mayor O’Reily were both present to accept a plaque provided by the Bint Jebail Cultural Center to the Dearborn Police Department. Haj Mohamed Turfe, founder of BJCC, also thanked the Dearborn Police Department for their work.
The speech on behalf of the students was offered by Mr. Houd Mashrah, from Fordson High School in Dearborn.
Dr. Dib Saab and Attorney Ola Saad distributed scholarships to the students.
Haj Mohamed Turfe offered the invocation before dinner.
The dinner was prepared by the staff at Bint Jebail Banquet led by Chef Habib Bazzi, Nadia, and Leila.
Ismail Jomaa / Dearborn.org