Maronite Academy, Class of 2013: YearEbook


This yearEbook is dedicated to the forty graduating students of Lebanese descent who were selected to go with the Maronite Academy group to Lebanon for free (all expenses covered) during July 2013. The video and the photos in Lebanon are those of the 28 students who were able to travel to Lebanon with us in July.


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At Patriarch Rahi's Residence in Diman


Dear Maronite Academy Class of Georges Frem,


Congratulations! We are all (Committee & Instructors) very proud of you! You have worked very hard on answering the questions of the five sessions that were offered you online, on our private pages, between January and May 2013.

You have very well earned this free educational trip to Lebanon which, as many of those who actually took it have told us, proved to be a trip of a lifetime!

This yearEbook will serve to further celebrate your success at the Maronite Academy during the year 2013! It includes the following:


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Graduation Ceremony - July 28, 2013


1* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013 [Graduation Award Ceremony Video + Class Song + Miscellaneous Pictures of
      the 28 students who took the trip with us]

       (Thank you to all the students who gave me their pictures, especially Helio, Michelle, Miriam, Carolyn, Samantha, and Waseem)

2* Article written about the Maronite Academy 2013 + News/Videos about the Academy

3* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013 [YearEbook Photos]

4* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013 [Student General Profile: Age, GPA, Gender, Countries]
5* Maronite Academy Students' Self-Introductions [Click HERE]

6* Students' Experience with the Maronite Academy 2013-- Online Courses [Click HERE]

7* Students' Experience with the Maronite Academy's Educational Trip to Lebanon-- 2013

     ["Maronite Youth Club" on Facebook + Discussion Board]

8* Tentative Program: Summer 2013

9* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013 [Name + Country]

10* The Maronite Academy's Committee/Instructors (on our 'About' page)


[Click HERE to check the list of items/outfits needed to go on this trip.]


Scroll down and ENJOY!


All the best!


Nada Salem Abisamra
Executive Director
Maronite Academy 2013
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1* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013 [Graduation Award Ceremony Video + Class Song + Miscellaneous Pictures]


Graduation Award Ceremony Video (Courtesy of Cynthia Abisamra)

Presenter: Nada Salem Abisamra

"I am honored to be with you today, to present to you students who have worked very hard with us online

over a period of 5 months so that they can be among you now."

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3* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013
[YearEbook Photos]

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4* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013
[Student General Profile: Age, GPA, Gender, Countries]


Applicants: 95  ||  Admitted Students: 82

Graduating Students: 40
Average Age: 24 (range: between 18 and 30)
Average GPA: 16 / 20 (range: between 11 and 22 over 20)
Gender: 12 Males; 28  Females


Countries:
22 US
7 Canada
3 Brazil
2 Argentina
2 Australia
2 Egypt
1 Mexico
1 Switzerland

The number of students who opted to come to Lebanon in July 2013: 28 [10 males; 18 females]

5* Maronite Academy Students' Self-Introductions
-- Click HERE


6* Students' Experience with the Maronite Academy 2013

-- Click HERE


7*
Students' Experience with the Maronite Academy's Educational Trip to Lebanon-- 2013

     ["Maronite Youth Club" on Facebook + Discussion Board]


8* Tentative Program: Summer 2013 [Last modified on July 10, 2013]

July 12 & 13: Arrival

July 14: Orientation & Introductions & Questions + Mass + Free afternoon for jet lag

July 15: Ksara + Al Shams Restaurant + Taanayel Ecolodge (Old Lebanese village + Biking ) + Berdawni and Zahle Souks

July 16: Conference # 1 (Current teachers- Kaslik Univ. + Visiting the Main Library) + Free afternoon

July 17: Baabda (President Suleiman) + Beirut National Museum + Beirut tour [Souks + St. George Cathedrals
              (
Maronite & Orthodox) + Zaitunay Bay]

July 18: Beach day/Kaslik + Party-Boat - PHOENICIAN STYLE! Jounieh Bay Tour

July 19: Jeita + St Elias monastery at JeitaNatural Bridge of Faqra (Picnic + Rappelling + Rock Climbing)

July 20: Short Conference (morning till 10:30) + Free day (you need to fill out a form, one day in advance, with your

               whereabouts and emergency contacts on this day)

July 21: Mar Moussa (Monastery & Winery) + Harissa (Mass) + Bkerke + Free Time in Jounieh

July 22: Annaya + Nohad Chami + Lehfed the hometown of Br Estephan Nehmé & Mayfouq Monastery: Saint Elige

              + sleep at St Charbel Oasis

July 23: Balou3 Bal3a (Tannourine) + Diman (Patriarch), + Gibran Museum + Bsharri, Cedars (planting trees) +

               Dinner in Ehden + The monastery of Saint Anthony The Great - Valley of Qozhaya (sleep)

July 24: The Monastery of Our Lady of Qannoubine- Qadisha Valley + St. Hamatoura Monastery (from the bus)

              + Monastery of St. Elichaa + Deir Nouriyeh

July 25: Conference # 2 (Launching: Maronite Youth Club) + Byblos, Jbeil (castle/festival),
              St. John
Marc church + fossils museum + old city + Pierre & Friends

July 26: Deir El Qamar + Beiteddine + Jezzine + Lunch hosted by White Land Foundation near Jezzine Waterfall-

             Factory of knives + Sleeping in Deir Machmouche (Pine forest + Boy Scout Fire Camp)

July 27: St. Joseph's Monastery - Tomb of St. Rafqa in Jrabta + Hardini + Estephan Nehme +

                  Kfarhay the head of St Maron + Batroun (+ Batroun Village / Phoenician Wall/ Ancient Churches)

July 28: Debriefing with Nada Abisamra + Trip Evaluation (on Facebook public page + on yearEbook discussion
              board) +
Free afternoon +
Gala Dinner / Graduation Ceremony at Late Mr. Georges Frem's Residence
              (
distribution of certificates/diplomas) + Group Picture

July 29: Departure


9* Maronite Academy: Class of 2013 [Name & Country]
       [Names in alphabetical order, on a first name basis]

Alicia Aziz Massad US
Aline Rassi Machado Silva Brazil
Angela Marie Maron US
Brian William Jbara US
Carolyn Jean Aboubechara US
Christina Ann Magri US
Christina Thomas (Lina) US
Christine Nassr US
Christine Yvonne Boumoussa US
Courtney Alexandra Beasley US
Evonna Boumoussa US
Fadi Mansour Khourieh Canada
Fernando Cabello Schekaiban Mexico
Flavio Henrique Abouchahine Brazil
Helio Antonio Mokarzel Neto Brazil
Jessica Abou-Tanos (Aoun) Canada
Joel Joseph Hage US
Joelle Abdallah Canada
Kasey J. El-Chayeb US
Kathy Kuzni US
Kristin M. Arguedas (Jamed) US
Layla Yazbeck US
María Belén Morales Azar Argentina
Mariam DeLand US
Marie Ellias US
Melissa Josephine Zeidan Australia
Mia Rowan US
Michelle Theresa Haddad US
Miriam Moussallem Egypt
Nada bechara Australia
Nicolas Alfredo Abraham Argentina
Paul Yazbeck US
Samantha Mona Maron US
Sandra Aoun Abou-Tanos Canada
Sarah Bechaalany Switzerland
Serge Haddad Canada
Theresa Trad Canada
Thomas Isaac Shiver US
Victor Moussallem Egypt
Waseem James Khourieh Canada