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NAME: Fatuma Abdi
HIGH SCHOOL: Jane Long Academy
ACHIEVEMENTS: Fatuma is the Sergeant at Arms for her student council and an active member of the National Honor Society. She plays soccer as well as volleyball, and enjoys volunteering. As a non-English speaking refugee from Uganda, Fatuma faced many hardships after arriving in the US in 2015, but today she excels in her school work and her philanthropic endeavors.
GOALS: Fatuma plans to attend the University of California. She hopes to study medicine and become a nurse.