Carman-Ainsworth names its top graduates




Majed Alzahabi. son of Basem Alzahabi and Sana Alomary, graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0 g.p.a. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Health Occupations Students of America, served as president for two year of the Muslim Student Association, played soccer for three years and volunteered at blood drives and Habitat for Humanity and worked part-time. Honors include CA Academic Hall of Fame nominee, University of Michigan Admissions Achievement Award, and a $14,000 Trustee Scholarship from Kettering University. He will pursue a career in medicine.

Majed Alzahabi. son of Basem Alzahabi and Sana Alomary, graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0 g.p.a. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Health Occupations Students of America, served as president for two year of the Muslim Student Association, played soccer for three years and volunteered at blood drives and Habitat for Humanity and worked part-time. Honors include CA Academic Hall of Fame nominee, University of Michigan Admissions Achievement Award, and a $14,000 Trustee Scholarship from Kettering University. He will pursue a career in medicine.

Afrah Aslam, daughter of Mohammad and Gazzala Aslam, finished with the third highest g.p.a. of 3.990. She was a member and captain of the varsity tennis team where she received Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player awards. She also was named first team, All-league in no.1 singles. She was involved in several school organizations including the National Honor Society and the Muslim Student Association for which she served on the executive board for

Jessica Bruce, daughter of Gerald and Joellen E. Bruce, tied for sixth highest in her class with a 3.973 g.p.a. She played on the freshman softball team and was a member of the high school robotics team since freshman year. She was editor of Calliope, the school’s literary












Mariam Salman, daughter of Nameer Salman and May Ghaleb, finished in a three-way tie for second highest in the class with a 3.996 g.p.a. She was a four-year member of the Varsity tennis team and team captain in her senior year and received the Big Nine All Academic Award in her junior and senior years. She served on the executive board of the Muslim Student Association her junior and senior year. Through MSA, she participated in the Muslim Interscholastic Tournament her sophomore, junior and senior years and placed in many brackets of the competition. She was an active member of the National Honor Society in her junior and senior year. She won first place at the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Olympiad. She tutors young children in her spare time and volunteers at a local doctor’s office during the summer. Honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the nation’s top ten percent, the Chancellor’s Scholarship at the University of Michigan - Flint, a scholarship from Yale University and a Michigan Tradition Scholar and Regents Scholar at University of Michigan, which she wil attend in the fall studying pre-med with plans to become an ophthalmologist.

Mariam Salman, daughter of Nameer Salman and May Ghaleb, finished in a three-way tie for second highest in the class with a 3.996 g.p.a. She was a four-year member of the Varsity tennis team and team captain in her senior year and received the Big Nine All Academic Award in her junior and senior years. She served on the executive board of the Muslim Student Association her junior and senior year. Through MSA, she participated in the Muslim Interscholastic Tournament her sophomore, junior and senior years and placed in many brackets of the competition. She was an active member of the National Honor Society in her junior and senior year. She won first place at the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Olympiad. She tutors young children in her spare time and volunteers at a local doctor’s office during the summer. Honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the nation’s top ten percent, the Chancellor’s Scholarship at the University of Michigan – Flint, a scholarship from Yale University and a Michigan Tradition Scholar and Regents Scholar at University of Michigan, which she wil attend in the fall studying pre-med with plans to become an ophthalmologist.

two years. She competed in Science Olympiad. and placed twice. Honors include nomination to the CA Academic Hall of Fame, a Provost Scholarship from Kettering University, Admissions Achievement Award from the University of Michigan- Flint, CA Athletic Wall of Fame, and a Michigan Tradition Scholarship from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she plans to study biomedical engineering.

two years. She competed in Science Olympiad. and placed twice. Honors include nomination to the CA Academic Hall of Fame, a Provost Scholarship from Kettering University, Admissions Achievement Award from the University of Michigan- Flint, CA Athletic Wall of Fame, and a Michigan Tradition Scholarship from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she plans to study biomedical engineering.

Duha Bakleh, daughter of Muhammad Bakleh and Hala Khoulani, graduated at the top of her class with a 4.0. g.p.a. She was a member of the junior varsity tennis team her sophomore and junior year and member of the varsity team her senior year. She served on the executive board of the Muslim Student Association in her junior and senior year, joined the Health Occupations Students of America in her senior year and was a member of the National Honor Society in her junior and senior years. She volunteers with the Flint Islamic Center Youth Group, was recognized as the Rotary Student of the Month in her junior year and one of Mid-Michigan’s Best and Brightest. Other honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally, CA Academic Hall of Fame nominee, and a full-ride Michigan Scholar Award from University of Michigan-Flint, where she plans to attend, majoring in biology, with a goal of becoming a pharmacist.

Duha Bakleh, daughter of Muhammad Bakleh and Hala Khoulani, graduated at the top of her class with a 4.0. g.p.a. She was a member of the junior varsity tennis team her sophomore and junior year and member of the varsity team her senior year. She served on the executive board of the Muslim Student Association in her junior and senior year, joined the Health Occupations Students of America in her senior year and was a member of the National Honor Society in her junior and senior years. She volunteers with the Flint Islamic Center Youth Group, was recognized as the Rotary Student of the Month in her junior year and one of Mid-Michigan’s Best and Brightest. Other honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally, CA Academic Hall of Fame nominee, and a full-ride Michigan Scholar Award from University of Michigan-Flint, where she plans to attend, majoring in biology, with a goal of becoming a pharmacist.

Erick Skaff, son of Richard and Kimberly Skaff, finished in a threeway tie for second highest intheclasswithaa3.996 g.p.a. He was a two-year captain of the varsity swim team and tennis team. He received Most Valuable Swimmer for three years and helped set a record in the 200 freestyle relay. He played no. 1 singles in tennis and received first team all-conference honors. He was president of the National Honors Society (NHS), president of Health Occupations Students of America and Student Representative on the Carman Ainsworth Board of Education. Honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the nation’s top ten percent, NHS Outstanding Member Award, Genesee County Association of School Board Members Award, D.A.R. Good Citizen Award, the C2 Intern of the Year for Community Based Learning Students of the Year, the CA Athletic Hall of Fame for Swimming, the Detroit Free-Press Scholar Athlete Award, the David E. Molyneaux Scholarship, the Robert T. Longway Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship from Hope College which he plans to attend, majoring in chemistry with a goal of becoming a physician.

Erick Skaff, son of Richard and Kimberly Skaff, finished in a threeway tie for second highest intheclasswithaa3.996 g.p.a. He was a two-year captain of the varsity swim team and tennis team. He received Most Valuable Swimmer for three years and helped set a record in the 200 freestyle relay. He played no. 1 singles in tennis and received first team all-conference honors. He was president of the National Honors Society (NHS), president of Health Occupations Students of America and Student Representative on the Carman Ainsworth Board of Education. Honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the nation’s top ten percent, NHS Outstanding Member Award, Genesee County Association of School Board Members Award, D.A.R. Good Citizen Award, the C2 Intern of the Year for Community Based Learning Students of the Year, the CA Athletic Hall of Fame for Swimming, the Detroit Free-Press Scholar Athlete Award, the David E. Molyneaux Scholarship, the Robert T. Longway Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship from Hope College which he plans to attend, majoring in chemistry with a goal of becoming a physician.

Uzma Arif daughter of Dr. Ahmed and Husna Arif, tied for fourth-highest finish in her class with a 3.988 g.p.a. She was a member of the varsity soccer team for two years, receiving the Big Nine Honorable Mention Award and the Most Improved Player Award. She was a twoyear member of the National Honor Society and served as its executive board secretary for senior year. She was involved in the Muslim Students Association for fours years, serving as its vice president for the past two years. She participated in Health Occupations Students of America, Science Olympiad and Project Cavalier. She was a student representative for the Quality Education Committee for two years. Outside of school, she is active in the Flint Islamic Center Youth Group and serves as a counselor for middle-school girls. Honors include the ACT Excellent Award for scoring in the nation’s top ten percent, nomination to the CA Academic Hall of Fame, and a scholarship from the University of Detroit Mercy. She plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, majoring in dentistry.

Uzma Arif daughter of Dr. Ahmed and Husna Arif, tied for fourth-highest finish in her class with a 3.988 g.p.a. She was a member of the varsity soccer team for two years, receiving the Big Nine Honorable Mention Award and the Most Improved Player Award. She was a twoyear member of the National Honor Society and served as its executive board secretary for senior year. She was involved in the Muslim Students Association for fours years, serving as its vice president for the past two years. She participated in Health Occupations Students of America, Science Olympiad and Project Cavalier. She was a student representative for the Quality Education Committee for two years. Outside of school, she is active in the Flint Islamic Center Youth Group and serves as a counselor for middle-school girls. Honors include the ACT Excellent Award for scoring in the nation’s top ten percent, nomination to the CA Academic Hall of Fame, and a scholarship from the University of Detroit Mercy. She plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, majoring in dentistry.

Amy Barker, daughter of James and Marianne Barker, finished in a threeway tie for second highest in the class with a 3.996 g.p.a. She held office in Student Council for four years — three as class vice-president and one as executive board treasurer. She was an active member of the National Honor Society and a band member since fifth grade. She participated in swimming, softball and color guard for two years each. Her honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the nation’s top 10 percent, a $15,000 Presidential Scholarship from Kettering University and a Tradition Scholarship from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she plans to attend in the fall to study business and accounting.

Amy Barker, daughter of James and Marianne Barker, finished in a threeway tie for second highest in the class with a 3.996 g.p.a. She held office in Student Council for four years — three as class vice-president and one as executive board treasurer. She was an active member of the National Honor Society and a band member since fifth grade. She participated in swimming, softball and color guard for two years each. Her honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the nation’s top 10 percent, a $15,000 Presidential Scholarship from Kettering University and a Tradition Scholarship from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she plans to attend in the fall to study business and accounting.

Marie Klosowski, daughter of David and Camille Klosowski, tied for fourth-highest finish in her class with a 3.988 g.p.a. She enjoyed playing oboe in freshman band and symphony band, learning Japanese in an online class and participating in activities such as FIRST Robotics, Quiz Bowl and Calliope, the school’s literary and arts magazine. She began participating in robotics in elementary school and participated in community outreach activities including Kids Night Out, and helping to collect food for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Honors include an ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the top ten nationally on the academic test, Academic Hall of Fame nominee, Perfect Attendance Award for 11th and 12th grade, Calliope Recognition Award, Excellence in Design, and robotics and academic scholarships from Kettering University where she plans to study for a degree in mechanical engineering.

Marie Klosowski, daughter of David and Camille Klosowski, tied for fourth-highest finish in her class with a 3.988 g.p.a. She enjoyed playing oboe in freshman band and symphony band, learning Japanese in an online class and participating in activities such as FIRST Robotics, Quiz Bowl and Calliope, the school’s literary and arts magazine. She began participating in robotics in elementary school and participated in community outreach activities including Kids Night Out, and helping to collect food for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Honors include an ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the top ten nationally on the academic test, Academic Hall of Fame nominee, Perfect Attendance Award for 11th and 12th grade, Calliope Recognition Award, Excellence in Design, and robotics and academic scholarships from Kettering University where she plans to study for a degree in mechanical engineering.

Tesneem Alkiek, daughter of Jumana Jondy and Radwan Alkiek, finished with the fifth highest g.p.a. of 3.981 She served on the executive board of the National Honor Society, was vice president of the Muslim Students Association and was active in Health Occupations of America. On a national level, she serves on the Muslim Youth of North America where she coordinates numerous camps and conferences with other youth in the Midwest. Honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the top ten nationally on the academic test, CA Academic Hall of Fame nominee, the Chancellor’s Scholarship from the University of Michigan- Flint and a Michigan Tradition Scholarship from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where she plans to study pre-med.

Tesneem Alkiek, daughter of Jumana Jondy and Radwan Alkiek, finished with the fifth highest g.p.a. of 3.981 She served on the executive board of the National Honor Society, was vice president of the Muslim Students Association and was active in Health Occupations of America. On a national level, she serves on the Muslim Youth of North America where she coordinates numerous camps and conferences with other youth in the Midwest. Honors include the ACT Excellence Award for scoring in the top ten nationally on the academic test, CA Academic Hall of Fame nominee, the Chancellor’s Scholarship from the University of Michigan- Flint and a Michigan Tradition Scholarship from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where she plans to study pre-med.

and arts magazine for her junior and senior years. Honors include a Perfect Attendance Award for 12th grade, the Calliope Advisor’s Award, and Provost and FIRST Robotics Scholarships from Kettering University where she will begin classes July 11 with a double major in industrial and mechanical engineering.

and arts magazine for her junior and senior years. Honors include a Perfect Attendance Award for 12th grade, the Calliope Advisor’s Award, and Provost and FIRST Robotics Scholarships from Kettering University where she will begin classes July 11 with a double major in industrial and mechanical engineering.

Tia Knox, daughter of Mia Knox, tied for sixth highest in her class with a 3.973 g.p.a. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the African-American Student Association. She has been recognized by the American Red Cross as being certified in CPR and standard first aid. She plans to enter college in the fall at either Central Michigan University or Tennessee State University, majoring in early childhood development and taking pre-med classes. Ultimately, she plans to go to medical school to become and obstetrician/gynecologist. She also would like to become a certified nail technician.

Tia Knox, daughter of Mia Knox, tied for sixth highest in her class with a 3.973 g.p.a. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the African-American Student Association. She has been recognized by the American Red Cross as being certified in CPR and standard first aid. She plans to enter college in the fall at either Central Michigan University or Tennessee State University, majoring in early childhood development and taking pre-med classes. Ultimately, she plans to go to medical school to become and obstetrician/gynecologist. She also would like to become a certified nail technician.

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