Following is a transcript of Amer Yaghi's campaign speech for Student Council at the British International School of Jeddah.
Trascript of the Speech:
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, standing before you the greatest of all times, the intelligent and the inspirational leader! Amer Yaghi
Hello, Bonjour, Salamo Alaykom, hola,
I’m running for student council, because of you and for you; and I may be imitated, but never ever duplicated.
Let me re-iterate who I am and what you think of me:
Last year, teachers said that I defined the benchmark. I would never do a substandard work. Last year I my attendance was 100% with no single detention or absence! I’m known for my generous helping hand; I’m not selfish with my knowledge because I am confident and I Love My School and You! Proudly, I shall represent all of you, for your voices to be heard and your needs to be addressed.
I’m not conceited (snobbish) but I am confident and that’s what’s expected of a student council, who shall not get shaken by fear of teachers!
Listen up now, I have all it takes for that, as: I am a recognized leader, knowledge sharing professional, skilled mathematician, geographer, multi-lingual, computer geek, polite, risk-taker and popular!
BISJ, thank you, thank you for creating this body to allow us the students; to share with you the planning and management of our leading school. We are not hear to hinder the progress of the school rather we shall put in-front of you-ideas and actions to make BISJ even more recognized for academic excellence!
Fellow students, I’m both your complaints box and your suggestions box. I am your voice and messenger. I will not allow anyone to stop me from delivering your message. DHL and Aramex will envy me for my reliability and punctuality.
My dear colleagues, you are the best and we shall remain united and the best. Each one of us is unique and we represent over 60 countries. Yet, we are ONE.
Should you ever face a problem at school or outside, please do call me and I shall be there by your side.
Should you have innovative ideas to improve learning or teaching, I shall deliver them in your name with my added touch to the Headmaster. For instance, BISJ is the right place for Collaborative Learning. We all come from middle to upper class families, thus there is no excuse for not integrating more of today’s technology into the curriculum; i.e., iPADs and social networks.
For a starter without sweat, I shall do my best to get our administration to change the food in the café, the uniform, the harsh punishments and detentions, and reduce the already exhausting homework!
I’m 5 foot 2 and the Right Council for You
Thank you very much for voting for me;
Au revoir, Cao, Shukran!