ARWA MOKDAD, 2018 Scholar, Mercer Island High School

Change is happening all over the globe, and I want to be a part of that movement toward justice and equality for all…. Through vigor and an optimistic outlook, mountains can be moved.

High School Activities and Volunteer Work:

Member, Mercer Island Teen Advisory Board
Organizer, community event, “Faces Beyond the Ban,” a panel of immigrants from banned countries who discussed their culture and history
Fundraiser, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
Officer, MIHS Gender Equality Club
Vice President, MIHS International Club
Member, MIHS ACLU Club
Co-president, MIHS Amnesty International Club
Co-president, MIHS Stay Woke Club

Update: Rising freshman, University of Washington

In her own words (from the 2018 Award Ceremony):

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