First English Language School
The First English Language School (FELS, 114th High School "Liliana Dimitrova") was founded in 1958 in Sofia, Bulgaria as a high school for education of English language as a foreign language to Bulgarian high school students.
The school has occupied its location at 60 Dondukov Street since 1960 and shares it with the 112th Elementary School. FELS became a UNESCO associated school in 1978.
Ms. Bonka Bachvarova was the school's principal for many years, followed by Ms. Nely Georgieva. The acting principal is Ms. Nely Petrova.
The school is especially acknowledged for its orchestra and chorus. The orchestra's repertoire includes dissident jazz songs (during Communism).
- Miryana Basheva - Bulgarian poet and lyricist;
- Georgi Bliznashki - caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria (2014)
- Irina Bokova - Bulgarian politician, Director-General of UNESCO
- Philip Dimitrov Dimitrov - Bulgarian politician and former prime-minister of Bulgaria (1991–1992);
- Ognyan Doynov - Bulgarian diplomat and cabinet member from the communist period;
- Lubomir Kuychukov - a deputy foreign minister of Bulgaria.
- Veni Markovski - internet pioneer and founder of the Bulgarian Internet Society;
- Bashar Rahal - actor, producer
- Galina Toneva - Bulgaria's Deputy Chief Prosecutor;
- Ralitsa Vassileva - anchor for CNN World News;
- Boris Velchev - lawyer, member of the Constitutional court of Bulgaria, and former chief prosecutor (attorney-general) in the history of Bulgaria;