This morning we would like to share with you Moayad Mohammed Barakat’s, Class of 2019 #hpsbranch school #successstory
‘My experience at HPS-Br. was wonderful and unforgettable. The reason for that is because I met friends that I can now call family and I don’t think I would’ve had the connection that I have with them today if I was at any other school.
I’ve been with HPS-Br. for over 11 years so it’s going to be a bit hard to recall all the best moments since they are a lot J. I would say my favorite moments include my first day at HPS-Br.; that was the day I met one of my best friends and whom I’m proud to call my brother, Roy Maalouf. It was during the first period of second grade. The teacher gave us a paper and a task. We had to ask our new class mates about their favorite shape, animal, color. So I walked up to Roy, and I had no idea who he was back then, I asked him the questions and we got the same exact answers for each one! Since that day, we’ve always been best friends.
Our school was always a good place to be and our students were always full of energy and positivity; I’m always going to remember them and how they’ve shaped who I am today.
My favorite sport is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which is commonly known as the “Gentle Art”. My accomplishments include competing locally and internationally and winning medals in various competitions. So far, I’ve competed all over the Emirates, as well as in London, Baku, and Rio De Janeiro. The reason I got into this sport is because of my beloved mother. At first, I wasn’t convinced about it, however, she made me sign up for trials and I fell in love with it. My main goal is to become a black belt world champion, and hopefully one day I will achieve it.
Finally, I want to share my motto that I live by with my fellow students at HPS-Br. don’t be afraid to take risks, go for new challenges and try out adventures. Don’t be afraid of change, it’s not always a bad thing. One closed door doesn’t mean that there are no open ones! Don’t hold yourself back. You can be whoever you want to be in this world if you put the time and effort. Believe in yourself, and one day you can become one of the greatest!’ ...