Fordson Student Awarded MLK Scholarship

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee hosts the MLK essay contest annually for Michigan Arab and Chaldean teens.

A Fordson High School student has been named the first place winner of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's annual MLK Scholarship.

Asma Baban will be honored alongside a handful of other Arab- and Chaldean-American high school seniors at an awards reception on Feb. 22. The event will be held at the Byblos Banquet Hall in Dearborn and is open by invitation only.

The ADC of Michigan hosts their Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship annually, asking Arab and Chaldean high school seniors from across the state to write an essay about what MLK's message means to them.

"We look forward to celebrating another year of success ... as this will undoubtedly be an event to remember," ADC Sr. National Advisor and Regional Director Imad Hamad said in a statement.

The scholarship winners, as well as merit winners, will be honored at the Feb. 22 event.

This year’s awardees are:

  • First Place Award Winner:  Asma Baban, Fordson High School 
  • Second Place Award Winner:  Doulah Alijahmi, Universal Academy
  • Third Place Award Winner: Suhail Ali, Universal Academy
  • Fourth Place Award Winner: Asma Ali, Fordson High School
  • Fifth Place Award Winner: Farah Zwen, Star International Academy

Merit Award Winners:

  • Nadeen Hamad,  Fordson High School
  • Ali Habhab,  Dearborn High School
  • Amerah Kassim, Universal Academy  
  • Malak Aljawobari, Universal Academy  
  • Husain Bazzi, Fordson High School
  • Rogee Matar, Plymouth High School
  • Dhaiellah Yashuel, Universal Academy
  • Nada  Saghir, Fordson High School
  • Aminah Yahya, Universal Academy
  • Noor  Shammout, Crestwood High School
  • Naideen Charara, Universal Academy
  • Nasr Alsoufi, Universal Academy
  • Sema Abulhab,  International Academy East
  • Effet  Hamadah, Universal Academy
  • Aymen Maktari, Crestwood High School 
  • Neris Rodriguez, Universal Academy
  • Ashwak  Aishami, Universal Academy
  • Sabrina  Shalhout, Universal Academy
  • Khalil  Alhashidi, Universal Academy
  • Marissa Kinaya, Universal Academy


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