The Dearborn Public Schools is proud of the accomplishments of all their high school students. Each year students from Edsel Ford High School, Fordson High School, and Dearborn High School achieve some of the top honors in academics, athletics, and the arts. This month we feature students from Dearborn High.
Three Students Recognized For Business Skills
For students at Dearborn High, the school store may be just a place to pick up their favorite spirit-wear, but this long running business is now one of only 166 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification from DECA. Being recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference will be Dearborn High juniors Rami Kadouh and Rasha Khanafer, and senior Michael Watson. Faculty advisors for the program are Ms. Sherry Harakas and Ms. Georgene Stergalas.
School stores can be certified at three levels: Bronze, Silver or Gold. In order to apply for the certification, the school store must submit extensive documentation that demonstrates their adherence to various marketing and retail standards. After the documentation is submitted, a review committee evaluates the documentation to determine which level of certification has been achieved.
“The students are very excited about achieving this certification and are already working on improvements for next year,” commented Ms. Harakas.
DHS Student Named Scholar Athlete
Beating out more than 1,600 student athletes, Dearborn High senior Lara Fawaz has been selected by the Michigan High School Athletic Association as a Scholar Athlete. She’s one of only 32 athletes in the state to receive this honor.
Fawaz carries a 4.41 GPA and will leave Dearborn High with 8 varsity letters, 4 in basketball and 4 in tennis. She has served as team captain and captured all-league and academic all-league honors in both sports. She played doubles on Dearborn’s tennis team, which has qualified her for the state finals the past three years.
The energetic senior is also a member of the Key Club, Arabic Club and Sadr Foundation USA. She has served as student government vice-president and as an officer for National Honor Society and Arabic Club.
As a Scholar Athlete, Fawaz will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be honored at a March 23 event.
Musical Talents Earn DHS Student Featured Spot In State Choir
More than 60,000 students from across the state competed for approximately 900 invitations to perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival held in May. Dearborn High senior Westley Montgomery has been selected to be one of only a handful of students joining the All-State Honors Choir at the festival. In addition, Westley was selected to perform the Choir’s only solo during their performance.
“In all my years of teaching, I’ve never seen this kind of talent before,” commented Ms. Carmelle Atkins, vocal music teacher and director of choirs at Dearborn High.
The talented senior began singing as a sophomore and is now taking center stage with his incredible voice.
“I feel really proud to be from Dearborn, proud of my school, and proud to work with Mrs. Atkins,” he said.