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Hawa Mohamed, Lincoln-West School of Science and Health

Notable: Born in Kenya, moved to the United States and Akron at the age of 4. Could not speak English.

High school resume: Go to Bowling Green State University and major in engineering.

Plans for the future:  Return to Africa and build communities.

Challenges faced: Getting through senior year and handling the stress of thinking about college. Completing a 200-hour senior internship at MetroHealth while also caring for younger siblings at home.

Who deserves the most credit for his success? Administrators and teachers at the Lincoln-West School of Science and Health “for never giving up on me even when I was on the edge of giving up everything I had accomplished.” 

Quote: “During my senior year, I hit a point where I just wanted to give up. I pushed myself. Also, my teachers pushed me.”