2006 News Story

Saudi Ambassador addresses ISA graduation ceremony

Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Turki Al-Faisal attended the graduation ceremony at the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) in Alexandria, Virginia yesterday.

In remarks at the occasion, Prince Turki urged the graduates to be a bridge of friendship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. He also encouraged them to adhere to Islam and to serve humanity.

Prince Turki highlighted the late King Fahd’s role in establishing ISA and the support former Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Bandar bin Sultan gave the school during his tenure.

After his remarks, Prince Turki handed out diplomas to the 34 male and female graduates, who hailed from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Palestine and Jordan.

Earlier in the day Princess Nouf bint Fahd attended ISA’s kindergarten ceremony. Princess Nouf is the wife of Prince Turki.

Founded in 1984, ISA is a bilingual English-Arabic school with a dual American and Middle Eastern curriculum. It seeks to enable students to excel academically while maintaining the Islamic values and proficiency in the Arabic language.