Sharjah Award for Excellence in Education
Pooja Vinod, a grade VIII student of Our Own English High School, Dubai won Sharjah Award for Educational Excellence for the academic year 2010-2011. This award is instituted at the UAE National Level by the Sharjah Ruler Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi for recognizing outstanding achievers in academics and co-curricular activities, with specific thrust on leadership and innovation.
The award was presented to her by Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah: HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi in a glittering ceremony held at University City hall, Sharjah on Thursday, 5th May 2011. The award consists of a cash award of Dhs. 8000/- and memento along with certificate. HE Humaid Mohamed Obaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education and other dignitaries were present during the occasion.
She was also the winner of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for the distinguished student for the year 2007-2008.