Academy of the Redwoods

September 2019 Student of the Month: Samy Awwad

Samy is the son of Mohd Awwad and Duaa Sarieh. In his free time, Samy loves playing soccer, studying geography, performing mathematics, growing his nonprofit ImmuniGlobal (, and learning new things. So far, at AR, he has earned 56 college units. Samy plans on attending a four-year university in the US where he may major in human biology. After college, he envisages founding a healthcare startup, becoming a doctor, or both! Regarding his experience at AR, Samy says, “Academy of the Redwoods is the most welcoming high school one could ask for. The campus is full of diverse, creative, and motivated students who support each other in so many wonderful ways. The faculty continue to inspire me to this very day to become the best person I can truly be. I’m beyond thankful for my four years at this school and look forward to giving back in the future.”

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