First Piper Ends the School Year on a Special Note!

Lincoln School had a special visitor on the two final days of the school year! Mr. Jennings, “The First Piper” is aiming to set a World Record by playing the bagpipes in every country of the world. After playing at Lincoln School, Nepal became the 81st country that Mr. Jenning’s has now played the bagpipes in. Both Elementary and Secondary schools were able to spend time with The First Piper, as he gave inspirational talks and workshops about his journey thus far and playing the pipes! Lincoln School wishes Mr. Jenning’s the best of luck on the rest of his journey and thanks him for visiting Lincoln School!

You can follow The First Piper’s journey here: https://www.thefirstpiper.com/

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Lincoln Learners Celebrate their Pursuit of Dreams!

On the penultimate day of the school year, over 200 students, parents, teachers, coaches and administrators gathered on our transformed elementary school rooftop to celebrate our students’ pursuit of dreams during the 2017-2018 school year. Our secondary students, dressed for the occasion, indulged in a great feast, and cheered on their peers and teammates during the banquet. Teachers and coaches put great thought into their speeches, and recognized some outstanding groups and individuals for their contributions to our programs, including each team’s MVP, MIP and Coaches Award, as well as the Athlete of the Year and Snow Leopard Awards.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • The year began with hosting the LS Invitational Volleyball & Swimming Championships, that included local clubs and schools, as well the American Embassy School in New Delhi.
  • Our girls won this invitational Volleyball tournament, while our boys’ only lost to a club team.
  • We won the 3rd Annual Lincoln Invitational Swimming Championships with many outstanding performances.
  • We hosted SAISA Girls’ Volleyball and successfully defended our title! For our girls’ team, this is the 5th year in succession that we have either won or been in the final. An incredible record.  
  • Our Boys’ Volleyball team was also back to back SAISA champions! This is a record 9 SAISA titles for Boys’ Volleyball after a thrilling 5-set battle vs AISD in the final.
  • We travelled to Muscat, Oman for SAISA Swimming, where our girls’ and boys’ teams both finished 2nd, and achieved 12 SAISA record-breaking performances, broke over 50 school records, and won 23 gold medals!
  • Also for swimming, our 10-12 girls and 15-19 girls & boys were all SAISA champions. It was an incredible first season of swimming and volleyball!
  • We took a team of 6 players and 2 coaches for an incredible Tennis and cultural experience in Amman, Jordan.  
  • We attended a MUN conference in Holland and hosted a small MUN conference in the Spring.
  • We hosted a very successful SAISA Art Festival with a number of schools participating in the region, and our students producing fantastic work under the guidance of professionals.
  • Our SAISA Girls’ Basketball team had a fantastic 2nd place finish in Mumbai and also made it to the finals of the NISSA Championships we hosted.
  • Our SAISA Boys’ Football team finished 2nd in the NISSA league, before we hosted a 10-team SAISA tournament off-campus and went through the tournament undefeated, winning our 5th SAISA Boys’ Football Championships!
  • Our Badminton team traveled to Colombo and continues to show strong growth.
  • Our SAISA Girls’ Football team finished 2nd in the NISSA league, and then traveled to Colombo, where they finished 6th overall despite some strong performances.
  • SAISA Track and Field had some wonderful individual performances and were 10-12 girls champions, while our 13-14 girls finished 2nd place.
  • We hosted the NISSA Boys’ Basketball Tournament again this year and our team won for the 3rd year in a row with some outstanding play. The team also traveled to Muscat where they did not play to their potential, but learned valuable lessons.
  • A successful series of secondary one-act play productions was performed.
  • MS Male Athlete of the Year: Atreya K
  • MS Female Athlete of the Year: Niamh P
  • HS Male Athlete of the Year: Avi R
  • HS Female Athlete of the Year: Ayushma T
  • Snow Leopard Award: Sarya T-M & Niharika T

Lincoln Hosts and Triumphs at National Swim Meet

KATHMANDU, Nepal. — School may be out, but Lincoln started off the summer with a bang! This weekend, we were proud to host the 22nd Nepal National Swimming Competition and happy to support the Nepal Swimming Association (NSA) in their efforts to spread the sport across the country.

It was two days of breaking school (23 in total) and personal records for Lincoln swimmers: Tisa S smashed her way through the 100m freestyle with an age-group record-breaking time of 1:03.82, while Izzy M busted out a 29.16 in the 50m freestyle. Nasir H officially owns the Lincoln 10-12 boys record board, posting 11 school records, including a 29.39 in the 50m free and a SAISA record-breaking performance of 2:39.39 in the 200m individual medley.  Izzy P crushed the 10-12 age group 50m backstroke (36.57) and butterfly, while her sister Niamh, along with Izzy M, dismantled the competition in the 13-14 age group and broke the 50m backstroke record with a 34.83. Jazz B, meanwhile,  set a new school record in the 15-18 category for 50 breast, with a 36.15. Our 15-17 girls – Ayushma, Tisa, Oshina and Akshara – swept the age-group events in each race. Overall, Lincoln School earned a total of 57 medals (16 gold, 22 silver, & 19 bronze) in 52 events.

Our swimmers weren’t the only superstars in attendance. Olympian Gaurika S posted a strong showing at the meet, while the men’s category was a struggle for dominance between Anubhav S, Shuvam S, and Olympian Sirish G. This set up exciting showdowns in the men’s races, particularly in the freestyle and butterfly categories.  

At the end of the meet, Lincoln swimmer, Tisa S, was one of four athletes selected to represent Nepal at the Asian Games!

Lincoln School is proud to host these international-caliber athletes, and would like to extend a thank you to all swimmers, officials, parents, coaches and administrators for their efforts in making this a safe, fun, and successful competition.