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Description of King's Academy Commencement Awards

His Majesty King Constantine Award, also known as the Round Square Award

Given to a student who has contributed markedly and unremittingly to the ideals of Round Square and King’s Academy.

The Asad Al-Malek Award

Given to two King’s Academy athletes who have performed with admirable skill, sportsmanship and magnanimity.

The Department of Communication, Rhetoric and the Literary Arts (CRLA) Arabic Award

Given to a student for whom Arabic is a first language. This award recognizes students whose work has been distinguished by a deep love of the language, and by exceptional progress in the language over the course of their career.

The Department of Communication, Rhetoric and the Literary Arts (CRLA) Arabic as a Second Language Award

Given to a student for whom Arabic is a second language, distinguished by a deep love of the language, and by exceptional progress during his studying in the intermediate program.

The Department of Communication, Rhetoric and the Literary Arts (CRLA) English Award, also known as the Peter Greer Award

Given to a student who most fully embodies the qualities that King's teachers of literature aspire to cultivate in students: a lively sense of curiosity, the ability to reason well and to reflect deeply, the capacity to derive joy from reading works of literature and the confidence to communicate with grace and passion.

The Department of Computer Science Award

Given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in computer science and a generous sharing of knowledge with others.

The Department of Ethics, Philosophy and Religion (EPR) Award

Given to a student who has demonstrated consistent engagement and deep thinking in the discipline, and an encouraging and supportive attitude towards fellow students.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts Award for (the) Visual Arts

Given to a student in the visual arts who has demonstrated creativity, perseverance, generosity of spirit and pride in working in the studio.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts Award for Dance

Given to a student who has demonstrated curiosity and commitment in the field of dance and who, in addition to the pursuit of individual excellence, has actively contributed to the growth of the dance program and its impact on the larger school community.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts Award for Music

Given to a student who has made music an integral part of the King’s Academy experience and who has enriched the program by engaging in it with commitment and passion.

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts Award for Theater

Given to a student who most clearly displays a commitment to mastering the craft of acting, a curiosity about all aspects of theater and a rich sense of what it means to collaborate in the creation of an excellent performance.

The Department of History and Social Studies Award

Given to the student who epitomizes the King's Academy vision as well as the mission statement of the department; a student who cultivates both intellectual and social-emotional growth, whose mind demands precision, whose soul craves meaning and who serves as a role model for others, exhibiting on a consistent basis the intellectual skills and enthusiasm that characterize a true scholar.

The Department of Mathematics Award

Given to a student who has demonstrated the diligence and enthusiasm necessary to achieve excellence in the art of mathematics.

The Department of Physical and Life Sciences Award

Given to a student who has excelled in the study of science and who has embodied the scholarly virtues of intellectual curiosity and creativity.

The Department of World Languages Award

Presented to a student whose insights and understanding have been deep and organized and whose passion for language, culture and philosophy has stood out.

The Eric Widmer Award

Named in honor of Dr. Eric Widmer, Headmaster of King’s Academy from its founding in 2007 until 2010, this award is given to a graduating senior with a distinguished academic record and who has excelled in the persuasive and rhetorical arts of writing and speech.

The Founders’ Award

Given to a student who has made extraordinary contributions to the co-curricular life of the student body and who has enriched the community life of the school.

The Hannay-Palmer Award

Given to a graduating senior who has taught us how inseparable the mind and the heart can be.

The Headmaster’s Awards (two awards)

  • Given to two students who are proudly Jordanian and who epitomize the best in the graduating class.
  • Given to two international students whose character and quite leadership have enriched the spirit of the school.

The King Abdullah II Award

Named in honor of his Majesty King Abdallah II Ibn Al Hussein, the founder of King’s Academy, whose leadership serves as an example to all of our students. This award is given by the faculty to a member of the graduating class who most fully embodies the ethos, spirit and Guiding Principles of the Academy.

The King's Academy Award for Global Citizenship

Given to two students who in outlook and temperament, and in the generosity of their spirit, transcend, already in their young lives, the arbitrary divisions of our world.

The King's Academy Award for Respect

Given to two students who have demonstrated a deep sense of respect towards all members of the community – their fellow students, teachers, families and school.

The King's Academy Award for Responsibility

Given to two students who have demonstrated responsibility and care of others, a striving for social justice and for others less fortunate than themselves.

The King’s Academy Cup

Given to a leading scholar of the graduating class whose academic work has been characterized by deep scholarship, curiosity and a love of learning.

The King’s Academy Purchase Prize in the Fine Arts

Given to an artist in the graduating class and awarded by jury, this prize provides for the purchase and the permanent display of a work of art of distinctive beauty, imagination and craftsmanship. This piece will enter the King’s Academy permanent art collection.

The Masri Award

Given to a student who personifies the spirit of King’s Academy and who honors its Guiding Principles.

The Perseverance Award

Established by a member of the faculty in 2011, this award is given to a student who has demonstrated a steady commitment to the fulfillment of goals and dreams in the face of difficulties and obstacles. 

The Rubicon Award

A gift from the Jordanian company Rubicon to help support a deserving King’s Academy student during the four years of upcoming college study. The award is given to a student who has, with intrepidity, “crossed the Rubicon” at King’s Academy and emerged triumphant.

The Samar Khader Award

Named in memory of King’s Academy librarian Samar Khader, who served the school with cheerfulness and courage from 2007 until 2011, this award recognizes a student who has demonstrated a love of reading, literature and the library and whose passion for language has inspired others to pursue knowledge and wisdom.

The Viswanathan Award for Love of Learning

Given to two students who cultivate love of learning for its own sake, and who truly live the life of the mind.

The Widmer Award for An Integrated Life

Given to two students who have engaged deeply and broadly in the life of the school – academically, socially and spiritually – striving always to learn more about themselves and about the world around them.

The Writing Award

Given to a student for their excellence in writing, speaking and for distinguished editorship of the Rexonian.

Last updated
June 21, 2017