Congratulations to Sarah Elbasheer whose painting was selected for exhibition in the 2016 Biennial Southeastern Regional High School Artists Competition at Birmingham-Southern College. This visual arts competition is hosted by the Art & Art History Department and Admissions Office, and it recognizes talented rising artists in the Southeastern United States. Her art piece will be displayed from January 10th through January 28th. Sarah is a 10th-grader at American Youth Academy (AYA).
Shamaa Siddiqui is another local high school student who has great potential as an artist, masha'Allah. Shamaa is a Senior at Tampa Bay Technical School; she is enrolled in the Health Sciences program.
Congratulations to Awwab Azam on publishing his first book. Awwab wrote the book during the summer between 1st- and 2nd-grade as a project in Ahlul Qur'an. His book, The Tree Story, is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Awwab is a 4th-grader at Bayaan Academy Homeschool Co-Op.
May Allah protect and guide all of our youth and bless them with all that is good is this life and the next.