2023 Award of Excellence: Ilhaan Sheikh-Ali, Tartan High School

Ilhaan Sheikh-Ali

Award of Excellence Characteristic: Achievement, Community, Courage, Imagination, Resilience, Integrity,

Nominated by: Zakaria Gure, Zamzam, Sumeyo Hussein, Suad, Suhayla Aden, Zainab Farah, Bilaal Abdulle, Degan A, Mana Ahmed, Ava Matheson

Parent/Guardian: Sadia Mohamed & Abdirashid Ahmed

Schools Attended: Carver Elementary School, Maplewood Middle School, Tartan Senior High School

High School Experience: It’s been a great but rocky 3 years learned a lot and expanded my abilities in many different expertise while learning to overcome obstacles giving me the experience of a lifetime.

Future Plans: I plan to attend University of Minnesota where I’ll double major in Biomedical Engineering and Genetics, Cell biology, & Development

Mentor and Why Selected: I’ve learned a lot from Zainab Farah and she’s always been a supportive person there for me through tough times and seeing her going into the same career field I’m interested in she’s helped me get onto that path.