Dearborn – The Yemen American Benevolent Association held its annual graduation ceremony for its Arabic Language School on April 28. The ceremony was held at YABA's center on Salina St. in Dearborn.
Families and supporters of graduates filled the center, which was standing room only. Several notable guests were in attendance and congratulated ALS grads on their achievements.
Included were Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad, Wayne County Commissioner Sam Beydoun, Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko, newly elected Board of Education Trustee Adel Mozip, and DPS Coordinator Danene Charles.
Also in attendance were Beaumont Health project manager Sara Gleicher, and DPS community liaison Lila Amen.
YABA president Mohsin Hubaishi, Arabic School principal Rhiyad Nasser as well as several teachers and students gave remarks. The top three students in each class were recognized for academic excellence.
Numerous awards were given out to members of the community that support the school financially or by volunteering their time.
Ahmed Baleed and Raoof Qasem served food at the ceremony. Dearborn Fresh and ACCESS contributed gifts.