Softball (Varsity, Captain)
O.M.E.G.A. (Vice President)
Model UN (President)
Black & Orange Yearbook (Chief Editor)
TAPAWS Peer Tutoring (Vice President)
Special Olympics volunteer
Attending: Northeastern University
- How has Thayer influenced you both as a student and as a person?
- What was your most challenging class?
- Who is your favorite teacher at Thayer?
- What do you plan to study in college and why?
- What will you miss most about Thayer Academy?
- What’s an interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?
- What is your most memorable academic experience?
- Who inspires you the most?
- What’s one of your favorite quotes?
- In what grade did you start Thayer, and what advice would you have given yourself on that first day?
As a student, I think Thayer has pushed me past limits to levels that I didn’t think I was capable of. All of the teachers really push for academic success, and I think I’ve learned to step beyond my comfort zone. As a person, Thayer has taught me to not be afraid to use my voice. Speaking up for things you believe in is an important skill that Thayer emphasizes. I’ve learned that my opinion and my voice carry so much more power than I can imagine, and Thayer has created an environment where I never feel like I can't express myself.
My favorite teacher at Thayer has to be Mr. Cedrone. I’ve had the pleasure of having him in class for two years, and each year he sets straight that if you are willing to put in the effort to succeed, he is more than willing to help make sure you get to that place. The amount of faith he has in his students and the amount of work he does for his students’ success are remarkable.
My parents inspire me the most. They both immigrated from Somalia, and I feel fortunate enough to have been there to see my parents struggle and yet still manage to create a comfortable life for me and my sister. They are both living reminders of what they have risked and given up in exchange for our success and happiness.