Head of the Class 2019: Mohammed Abuelem, Pulaski Academy
HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Model United Nations president; Amnesty International public relations officer; International Science & Engineering Fair Finalist; silver medal at iSWEEEP Science Olympiad; two-time first place in state and regional science fairs; honorable mention in Foreign Service National Essay Contest; National Finalist in John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Essay Contest; two-time National History Day National Finalist; Best Delegate at Arkansas Model UN and Outstanding Delegate at Vancouver Model UN; third place in pre-calculus at Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Competition; AP Scholar with Distinction & Honor.
COLLEGES ACCEPTED TO
Harvard University, Rice University, Yale University, University of Southern California.
I am interested in a career in the STEM and medical fields.
FAVORITE MEMORY FROM HIGH SCHOOL
I love going on Model UN trips with my school, especially my last high school trip to Vancouver where we walked around the city and got to experience the scenic views of beautiful mountains, forests, and lakes. I will always remember the moment our school delegation swept the awards at the conference, later celebrating with my friends our victory.
THE TEACHER WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE
As a teacher, mentor, advisor, and friend, Mr. Topich helped me grow as a researcher, writer, and critical thinker in the social sciences, whether it be in extracurricular activities like Model United Nations or with my Senior Thesis project.