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November 12, 2021

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Paying Tribute to Ataturk on November 10



As the members of the Tarsus American College community, home to young people who are committed to Atatürk's principles and reforms for 133 years, we commemorated Ataturk with high esteem, longing and gratitude on the 10th of November, Atatürk Memorial Day. The online assembly, which was prepared with the support of the Turkish Language and Literature Department, started at 9.05 with the sound of a 2-minute siren.



Following a moment of silence and the National Anthem, the commemoration ceremony continued with remarks by our vice principal, Mr. Soner Çarkçı. The presentations of students from different grade levels were very emotional, serving as a reminder of how Ataturk’s memory is still alive in young people’s minds.

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Wreath-Laying on Ataturk Bust


The video which starts with a shot of the ceremony area continues with TAC students carrying the wreath to the Ataturk status on campus. We thank all students who contributed to the video.


Background music: Efe İ. (TAC’24)


Flag bearers:


TAC’23: Muhammed Umut A.


TAC’22: Serra Su Y., Aleyna Y., Deniz G., Arda U., Doğa D.

Wreath bearers:: Haluk B., Melike Naz Y.


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Opening Remarks by Soner Çarkçı, Vice Principal for Grade 9



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Understanding Ataturk


The students who told about Ataturk made us experience the same sentiments. We thank the students who contributed.


TAC’25:

Göksu D., Meriç İ., Serra B., Onur G., Eylül N., Mehmet Demir G


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Folk Songs for Ataturk


We thank Selin, Gamze and Elvin who combined traditional bağlama with cajon and piano to perform a creative musical fusion of Turkish folk ballads.


Bağlama: Selin A. (TAC’26),

Cajon: Gamze Ö. (TAC’24)

Piyano: Elvin O. (TAC’25)


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Poem for Ataturk



We thank Onur for his successful poem performance accompanied by Ataturk videos.


Onur G. (TAC’25)


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Song for Ataturk



We thank the students who gave an impressive rendition of the song titled “Deli Mavi”, with lyrics well suited to the significance of the day.


Piyano: İpek Ö. (TAC’24),

Gitar: Kaan K. (TAC’24)

Vokal: Zeynep D. (TAC’24)


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Ataturk Memorial Day by Visual Arts Students


We thank our Visual Arts students, who showcased their talents in art by creating artwork around the theme of Ataturk.


TAC'26: Defne D., Fatma Şevval K., Zeynep Naz K., Aysu A.


TAC'25: Yüksel Z., Begüm D., Deniz D., İdil S., Mina A., Nehir Y., Zeynep İ., Zeynep Bahar A., Beren B., Fall Y., Sera H., Ada C., Zeynep E.


TAC'24: Cemre Su E., Emircan Ö., Sermet Sinan A., Ilgaz E., Gül Nil K., İpek T., Mert Eren S., Efe Batin B., Kaan S., Buse G., Sibel Maya K., Tuna Gürkan U., Özgür K.



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Song-Poem Performance



We concluded the assembly with the song “Yollarda Bulurum Seni”, remembering Ataturk with respect as the whole TAC family with a renewed commitment to walk in his footsteps.


TAC’24: Şah B., Arda A., Gamze Ö.

TAC’25: Ece A.



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Success of the TAC Basketball Team



TAC Basketball team makes us proud with their victories in the basketball courts. We congratulate our student athletes on their three consecutive wins at the High School A tournaments and wish them continued success.


First game

ÖZEL KAVRAM KOLEJİ 33 - TARSUS AMERICAN COLLEGE 92


Second game

TARSUS FATIH ANATOLIAN HIGH SCHOOL 23 - TARSUS AMERICAN COLLEGE 80


Third game

MUSTAFA KEMAL ANATOLIAN HIGH SCHOOL. 29 - TARSUS AMERICAN COLLEGE 86

which placed TAC Basketball Team first in the district.


Recai M. TAC’24

Can B. TAC’24

M. Eren S. TAC’24

S. Sinan A. TAC’24

K. Orhan A. TAC’24

Özgür K. TAC’24

Efe Ö. TAC’24

Aldemir K. TAC’23

I. Ali A. TAC’23

M. Umut A TAC’23

M. Semih G. TAC’23

Kerem A. TAC’23

TAC Student Takes the Chess Tournament by the Storm: 3rd Place in Turkey


Turkey U18 Chess Championship was held in Atatürk Cultural Center in Yenişehir, Mersin between 11-15 November 2021. Seyhan Belediyespor Club, under which our student Taylan Rüzgâr İnce played at the 2nd table in U18 category, achieved remarkable success by receiving the third national place. We congratulate Rüzgar and wish him continued success.

TAC Technology and Innovation Talks / Part 1 - A Success Story: From TAC to Microsoft


TAC’s Science and Technology Club hosted the first event of the Technology and Innovation Talks with the participation of Ozan Özhan, a graduate of TAC'91, under the title "A Success Story: From TAC to Microsoft".


After graduating from TAC in 1991, Ozan Özhan continued his academic career at Hacettepe and Bilkent Universities. He then started working at Microsoft, holding various positions for 21 years. Özhan is currently working as a Managing Software Engineer at Salesforce in the USA.


Students from TAC's science and technology clubs, Robotics Club, Artificial Intelligence Club and Girls in Tech club attended the face-to-face event held in TAC Maker Lab on Thursday, 11 November, 2021.


As an introduction, our graduate talked about his years at TAC, emphasizing the great impact of his education at TAC on his professional success. He then talked about the investments, visions and future plans of technology companies, the significance of the computer sciences itself as well as the need for well-qualified workforce in this area.


At the end of this interactive event, the students asked questions to Özhan and listened to his suggestions carefully.



The day, which was very productive and enlightening for the students, ended after taking a photo of the group in front of the Stickler building.

TECHNOLOGY-INNOVATION TALKS - PART 1

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TECHNOLOGY-INNOVATION TALKS - PART 2

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TECHNOLOGY-INNOVATION TALKS - PART 3

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TECHNOLOGY-INNOVATION TALKS - PART 4

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TECHNOLOGY-INNOVATION TALKS - PART 5

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Weekly YKS Bulletin


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Wishing you a nice holiday,

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