January 31, 2019 was a memorable day for me, Samar Fatima. It was the day when my heart was pounding hard. I tried to calm myself in vain. I was really nervous because I had never been to an inter-school competition. I was at JSS International School in Jumeirah Village Circle for an Islamic festival.
Around 150 schools participated in the competition. I was representing my school that selected me to recite a Surah from the Quran. After I finished reciting, I anxiously walked towards the auditorium. After a while, the school started announcing the results. I was flabbergasted when my name was announced for the 3rd position in the junior category. Everyone congratulated me and I was presented with a trophy and a certificate. I thank the Islamic department for choosing me and giving me the opportunity to show my talent and make me gain confidence. I hope to be surpassing this feat in the future.
Samar Fatima – 8B Student reporter