It may be a cold and snowy start to March, but we're embracing Mondays with #Moe123Mondays!
This Monday, we're kicking off a series of pieces that introduce you to the scholars who were awarded Moe123 scholarships in January. As we mentioned during the award ceremony, we really believe that the most powerful way to learn about these students and their dedication is through their stories. Being able to hear from our students about why education is so important to them and how it has impacted their lives and where they want to go in the future was humbling and an honor we don't take lightly.
Please meet Aadil Bede, a Park Center Senior High School senior who is taking PSEO classes and plans to major in neuroscience and one day become a surgeon. On why he is passionate about becoming a surgeon, Aadil said, "If you're a surgeon, you're helping somebody that's in dire need. They need your support and I just want to be there for people."
Hear from Aadil and get to know a bit more about him here.
Education has shaped Aadil Bede’s life. His parents arrived in the United States in 1996 escaping conflicts in Somalia and Ethiopia to search for better opportunities. Aadil saw his parents work hard to adapt to their new life and that sentiment has stayed with him as he’s worked hard to pursue his education. With his parents’ example, Aadil has aimed to help others in everything he does. He is an active member of the We Act Service group, has taken the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program course load, is employed by Goodwill, and spends many hours volunteering with organizations through his church - all while maintaining a strong GPA. His inspirational quote is one by Steve Irwin who said, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” It’s fitting that Aadil’s future goals include medical school to become a surgeon because he feels he will be able to help patients and the community.