Armstrong Senior Amal Rashid is a ‘Joy to Have in Class’
Standout Student Amal Rashid is the kind of student teachers like to have in class.
“She’s a joy to have in class,” said Lee Spohn, teacher at Armstrong High School. “She’s a hard worker, dedicated, and driven. She really knows what she wants and she goes out and gets it.”
Spohn has had Rashid in a college prep class called AVID for two years.
“She’s the type of student who will be successful no matter what she puts her mind to, and I look forward to seeing great things in the future,” said Spohn.
Rashid, 18, is from Brooklyn Park. She has been on the High Honor Roll at Armstrong for three years, maintaining a 3.968 GPA and a class rank of 35 out of 406. She takes advanced classes, has received a Dartmouth Book Award and a College Board: African-American Recognition Award.
Rashid has also been very involved in student organizations including National Honor Society, Girls United, Falcon Leaders, Spanish Honor Society, Environmental Club, Best Buddies and Armstrong Super Fan Club.
“It can get kind of hard sometimes with procrastination, but I try to manage my time as best as possible,” said Rashid.
Why so involved? For Rashid, it was a way to take full advantage of high school.
“I think I just like to take advantage of the high school experience because you only do it once so I wanted to see what I liked, what I’m interested in. I didn’t know what I was going to do growing up, so I wanted to get involved with as much as I can to see what I like,” said Rashid.
As for what’s next, Rashid hopes to major in psychology or special education and is strongly considering the University of Minnesota, among other options.
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