The Republic of Future Innovators and & Entrepreneurs (TROFIE) Competition (2019-2020)

Year 12 and Year 11 representatives from RAK American Academy claimed top awards at the Regional UAE TROFIE competition this week, joining 5,000 other UAE students in the finale in Dubai. Grades 11 and 12 students from RAK American Academy (RAKAA) showed their entrepreneurial skills to claim top awards at The Republic of Future Innovators & Entrepreneurs (TROFIE) competition held in Dubai. The competition, which was sponsored by leading universities including The American University of RAK/ AURAK, and the Ras Al Khaimah campus of Bolton University, encourages students in the fields of entrepreneurship and offers winners prestigious university scholarships. More than 5000 students from around the UAE competed in the qualifying rounds of the competition which challenged their entrepreneurship skills. Their task in the qualifying round was to create and manage a sneaker company. The Grade 12 Team - Ghalya Mohammed Almazrouei, Alya Ali Almheiri, Fatema Abdulla Altamimi, Mouza Ahmed Alahmed and Mouza Faisal Alnuaimi – were placed third in the final, where they had to operate a simulated mobile phone company which was expanding from its UAE base into a multi-national corporation. The Grade 11 Team – Hessa Ahmed Alshemeili, Maitha Fahem Alhebsi, Salama Ahmed Alsuwaidi, Shaikha Mohammed Alremeithi and Salama Ahmed Alsuwaidi – were placed 15th out of 58 teams in the final. The university scholarships to the winners range from 20% of fees at AUKRAK for the Grade 11s and 40% of fees at Bolton University for the Grade 12s. Students will be able to take up their places on completion of their High School Diploma.

Arab Reading Challenge - Season 5

The Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) is the largest-ever Arab literacy initiative. Launched by His UAE Vice President and Prime Minister of the and Ruler of Dubai Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to encourage students to read. The challenge is an Arabic reading competition with participating students from Years 1 to 12 from schools across the Arab world. We are proud to say that our students at RAKAA participate every year in this challenge. This year, our students; Shama Ali Mohamed Rashid Alshemaili Grade 1B, Asma Ahmed Ateq Alshehhi Grade 3B, Safeyya Mohamed Rashed Alteniji Grade 5A, Rawaa Ahmed Mohamed Abduljalil Grade 5A, Mais Abdullah Essa Shoka Grade 5B, Samia Abdullah Essa Shoka Grade 7B, have won at school level and they have been nominated to compete at UAE Regional Level.

Regional Lego Competition

RAKAA Elementary School ICT Department have achieved awards in exploration and innovation categories for Regional UAE First Lego Junior League Competition. Well Done to our Awesome Juniors Team; Hareem Riffat – 4B, Naama Marwan Alshehhi – 4A, Ahmed Meshal Almarzooqi – 4B
FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to children ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®️. Students were required to build models using LEGO®️ Education WeDo 2.0 and create Show Me posters to present what they have learnt. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.
The Judges Award is a part of the Regional Lego Competition in which it goes to the team that improvises and overcomes a difficult situation while still making a respectable showing, with an attitude that shows, “We can overcome incredible odds if we never give up, no matter what!” The award recognizes a team that the judges notice and expect great things from in the future. Our students who participated in the judges award are:

  • Rawda Ali Mohammed Bin Aamer Alshemeili (Grade -6A)
  • Hend Ali Mohammed Sulaiman Alnaqbi (grade 6A)
  • Alia Ali M.Ali Alshemeili (Grade 10B)

Harvard Model Congress

As part of RAKAA’s Leadership Programme, three students from Grades 9 and 10 attended the Harvard Model Congress Dubai 2020. The Harvard Model Congress is a student simulation where students are given the opportunity to assume the role of real life senators, congressmen, and international delegations as they engage in debate throughout the course of a three-day conference. Students had the chance to work alongside Harvard students to research and write briefings on committee topics ranging from educational reforms to reducing HIV/AIDS. The aim of the Harvard Model Congress Dubai is to increase students’ confidence and leadership skills, help them to develop an understanding of the workings of intergovernmental organizations whilst also expanding their presentation and speech writing skills. It was an invaluable experience for our students.

Al Siniar Competition

Al Siniar is a competition amongst schools in Ras Al Khaimah on the National Identity and the USE Heritage. This year (2019-2020) our RAKAA students; Grade 9: Aisha Ahmad Ateeq, Meera Ali Al Mansouri, Shk Mahra Tareq AlQassimi, Sara Mohamed Hasan Alzaabi, Hend Salem AlSuwaidi, Grade 8: Marwa Abdulla Alshehhi, Mahra Ali Almansouri, and Shamma Marwan AlShehhi, won the 1st place competing with four other schools from Ras Al Khaimah. During the competition, students were divided into five different groups, where each of these groups were representatives of their school. Proudly, there were eight participating students from RAKAA, Five who were answering the questions, and three were supporting their colleagues. As a great result and reward, each of the five students who were answering the questions received a gold bracelet.

RAK Energy Innovation Competition

The Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency & Renewables Strategy 2040 has been established to support competitiveness of Ras Al Khaimah economy by reducing energy and water consumption and increasing the share of renewable energy in the generation mix. At RAKAA , Students of Grade 9 worked creatively and collaboratively under the guidance of their science teacher and IT teacher to create websites and presentations showing how they were involved in reducing the water and electricity consumption at home and in school.


  1. Aysha Ahmed Ateeq G 9
  2. Asma Aref G 9
  3. Meera Ali G 9
  4. Hessa Khalid G 9

Green School Initiative Competition

RAKAA has been a Five Star Holder in the Green School Initiative for two consecutive years (2017/2018-2018/2019) and as a school, it is aspiring to continuously be a Five Star Holder in this initiative in all the upcoming years. This year, RAKAA has developed an action plan since the beginning of the year 2019 in Term One, in order to achieve the goal of becoming a Green School by the end of term Two. This Goal will be achieved by participating in the Green School Initiative Competition for the third time in a row. The purpose of this initiative is to increase awareness of our students and their parents about the importance of taking care of the environment. This is done by educating them on the classifications of using garbage bins based on the material (plastic, paper, cartoons etc.), spreading awareness on the usage of organic fertilizers, by teaching them how to moderately use water and consume electricity, agriculture and afforestation campaigns, and finally, by training students on the principles of living in a clean environment by concentrating on the meanings of sustainable development and community service.

The Sustainable Tree Initiative (Ghaf Trees)

The purpose of this initiative is to spread awareness among school students about the importance of Ghaf Tree, which inhabit the local environment in the United Arab Emirates, by setting goals to:

  1. Educate students about the types of long-living trees, especially Ghaf Trees, which inhabit the local environment in the UAE.
  2. Establishing a culture of environmental awareness among the groups of students of the first, second, and third stages about the importance of Ghaf Trees to humans and animals in the past and in the present.
  3. Instilling the values of positive environmental behavior among students towards preserving Ghaf Trees as an important national resource in the UAE.

National Student Competition on Peaceful Applications of Nuclear Science & Technology

The UAE permanent mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FAHR) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) the second students’ competition about peaceful nuclear science and technology applications - with a focus on peaceful nuclear applications to support development and society. RAKAA High school students from G 9 – 12 participated in this competition by proposing and submitting innovative ideas on how to use nuclear technology to solve the problem of global hunger and climate change.


  1. Shamma Saqr G 12
  2. Khadija Hassan G 12
  3. Shamma Tariq G 12
  4. Sara Khalifa G 12
  5. Aysha Ahmed Ateeq Ahmed Alshehhi G 9
  6. Mahra.alqassimi G 10
  7. Aysha Alremethi G 10

Zayed Sustainability Prize - Global high school category

At the 2008 World Future Energy Summit, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, announced the launch of the Zayed Future Energy Prize – a tribute to his father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his sustainability legacy. The Zayed Sustainability Prize, an evolution of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
At RAKAA , our students from grade 6 – 10 worked enthusiastically under the guidance of the science teacher to find innovative ways to make our school sustainable. Students worked to create driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions within our school. Students have submitted their proposals.


  1. Rawda Al Shemaili 6A
  2. Ghalya Al Marzooqi 6A
  3. Ghalya Al Sadi 6A
  4. Noor Yasir Al Qassimi 6A
  5. Alyazayah Al Zaabi 6A
  6. Aesha Al Suwaidi 6A
  7. Maryam Alhmoudi 8B
  8. Asma Rashed Al Teneiji 8B
  9. Meera Al Shemeili 8B
  10. Sarah Alhmoudi 8B
  11. Aamna Sultan Al Zaabi 8B
  12. Alya Al Shemaili 10B

Think Science World Competition

As mentioned on their website, Think Science is the largest science based event in the region, which is hosted to empower the next generation of scientists. The purpose of this competition is to help youth participants develop their knowledge in science, technology, and innovation.
Our students at RAKAA have been participating in this competition for three years in a row (2017, 2018, and 2019) and are still enthusiastically intending to participate this year and in the upcoming years.

MEYE Young Leader of the Year Award (2019-2020)

Our RAKAA students are participating in the Young Leader of the Year Award of 2019. This is an award for young members from the ages of 14- 21 years old in the UAE and the Middle East, who have determined skills through their attempt to unite their local community to band together for positive change, whether it's for people or for the planet. These members should be devoted to solve global issues through action in their local community, without fearing failure in achieving their goals. There are ten different awards categories which include:


  1. Tolerance, Resilience, and Happiness
  2. Sports, Leisure, and Entertainment
  3. Science and Engineering
  4. Health and Wellness
  5. Government and Society
  6. Environment and Community
  7. Education and Training
  8. Digital Technology and Media
  9. Business and Entrepreneurship
  10. Art Fashion & Culture