Awards and Accolades for Alhuda Academy Students
 By Tahir Ali


Worcester:Alhuda Academy is proud to announce that its students garnished two great achievements, first by winning top places in the Massachusetts Regional Science Fair and second being awarded for the ‘Letters About Literature’ National event.

The Regional Science Fair  was held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). There were about 130 science projects competing and 170 students from schools all across the Central Massachusetts region. Alhuda Academy middle school students got first place, three second place projects, and an honorable mention.

According to the science fair chairperson, this was one of the most competitive years for projects with the highest number of schools participating. The winners were:

First Place:  Ruqayah Mohammed
Second Place:  Simrah Ahmed
Second Place:  Haris Waqar
Second Place:  Nurah Ali, Safa Jawad, & Samia Taufeeque
Honorable Mention:  Mohamad El-Rifai

Established in 2001, Alhuda Academy has become one of the leading full-time Islamic academies in New England, serving approximately 100 students. The Academy boasts a rigorous academic curriculum that places equal emphasis on both secular and Islamic studies. 

The  Letters About Literature” is a reading and writing program administered in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and Nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The program asks students to write letters to authors whose work has made a significant difference in their lives.

Alhuda Academy students grades 4-8, participated this year and won awards. Over 3000 students participated in the state of Massachusetts. The finalists will be honored at the State House.

Finalist:  Grade 6:  Muhammad Farrag


Grade 4:  Maroua Rahaoui , and Grade 8:  Safa Jawad and Ruqayah Mohammed.

Alhuda Academy is clearly living up to its mission statement: committed to excellence in education that builds better citizens and better Muslims.

Sawsan Berjawi, Principal Alhuda Academy, said, "This is a proud moment for the, faculty, the parents and the students. The residents of Massachusetts take cognizance of this fact."



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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