Minaret Students Excel in Interschool Spelling Bee Contest

Anaheim, CA: Anaheim based Minaret Academy has won a record four trophies at the regional Southern California Inter-school Spelling Bee. Under tough competition, students shined as all participating Minaret Academy students completed many rounds above their grade level and brought home 1st and 2nd place in 4 out of 5 classes that Minaret competed in earning it the top performing school.

The top winners of Minaret Academy's Annual Spelling Bee traveled to compete with 13 other schools in the Annual Inter-school Spelling Bee at New Horizon School in Los Angeles. Minaret Academy students represented their school with confidence and poise showing to all that academic excellence can come in small packages. With an enrollment of only 130 students, Minaret Academy that started only four years ago has proven to be one of the top academic Islamic schools in southern California.

1st place winners were in 1st grade: Ali Ziyad Lone and in 4th grade: Meha Fatima Shezad.

2nd place winners were in 2nd grade: Joshua Mohabbat and in 3rd grade:

Mohammed Izan Rehman.

The students honored their teachers and parents by dedicating the awards to them.

Also participating from Minaret were Hiba Wagle, Bilal Ron, Adeela Dadabhoy,

Hassan Almuhajab and Tajuddin Moore.

The mission of Minaret Academy is to provide a unique and exemplary education in an Islamic environment, by striving to inspire their students to become responsible, honest, learned and respectful future leaders. Minaret Academy places great emphasis on academic excellence, through a curriculum which exemplifies their vision of all people living in tolerance, honoring the diversity of religions and cultures living within Orange County while fulfilling the dreams of living the Five Pillars of Islam in peace and harmony.

Minaret students are living examples of the beauty of Islam as they initiate and participate in charity programs throughout the year.  They become critical thinkers, effective writers and good communicators, which are imperative attributes to a path of active and compassionate young leaders.

In order to help shape the lives of the students, they have built a school uniquely designed to meet their academic and social needs.  Fully equipped with a new library and up-to-date technology, the school is large enough to offer an array of opportunities and small enough to ensure quality interaction.

Students from Minaret have ranked at the top level in academic, Qur’anic and Islamic studies. Current enrollment in the Montessori program and grades 1st-6th with a student teacher ratio of 1:10 and 2 teachers per class. www.minaretacademy.net





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