Senior Spotlight - Tahirah Abdul-Qadir

Syracuse Academy of Science high concludes its Senior Spotlight series by recognizing Tahirah Abdul-Qadir a member of the Class of 2022.

Thursday, June 30th, 2022And that's a wrap on June and Syracuse Academy of Science high school's Senior Spotlight. But first, before we welcome the month of July, let us introduce our last Senior Spotlight participant, Tahirah Abdul-Qadir, a recent graduate from the Class of 2022.

Interview with Tahirah Abdul-Qadir

  • What is one major accomplishment you had in your senior year of high school? This year, I launched an initiative to start libraries in remote villages in Africa. I established book drop-off points across the country and collected over 5,000 books, allowing me to create libraries for schools in Lesotho and Ghana.
  • What are your goals after high school? After high school, I plan to attend Syracuse University as a member of their honors program and dual major in Entrepreneurship and Biology.
  • Name one person that inspires you? My parents inspire me.
  • What advice would you give to the next senior class? Start your college application process and scholarships early. It will save you from a lot of stress. 
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? In 5 years, I see myself with a Ph.D., working as a scientific researcher.
  • If you could have dinner with any person living or dead, who would they be and why? I would have dinner with Marie Curie to ask what was more challenging, discovering elements of the periodic table or being a woman in STEM during her time.
  • Name three traits that describe you? Driven, Ambitious, and dedicated.
  • What is your favorite hobby? Martial Arts, specifically kickboxing, is my favorite hobby.
  • What is a hidden talent that no one or only a few people know about you? Not many people know that I've played piano for over ten years.
  • What is your favorite memory of SAS? My favorite memory of SAS is the field trip to Canada I took with my Turkish Class.


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