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May 26, 2011 by  


Syed Ali among top Shrewsbury students

SHREWSBURY, MA–This graduation season American Muslim students are making their presence felt with academic excellence. The Shrewsbury School Committee this week honored its top ten graduating senior scholars. Among them is Syed Ali who has excelled both in academic studies as well as extra curricular activities.

Academically, Syed has shined at Shrewsbury High School.  He is an exceptional student who has taken multiple AP classes, including four in his senior year.  Syed has won multiple awards for his academics including the Harvard Book Award, the Louis DeLabriere Award, the U.S. History Award, the Robert E. Roy Science Award, and he was a Silver Medalist for the National Spanish Exam, to name a few.  A member of the National Spanish Honor Society, Shrewsbury High School has certainly benefited from his involvement and energies that he has invested in our Math Team, Model UN, Town Crier, and Varsity Tennis Team.  Syed also holds leadership positions among the activities that he is involved with including captain of the Varsity Math Team and Editor of the Editorials.

Syed is also musically talented and plays the violin.  In addition to his extra curricular activities, Syed finds time to volunteer because he enjoys helping others.  He uses his academic strengths to tutor other students in math and Spanish.  His level of commitment and dedication are impressive.  This past summer, Syed volunteered over 300 hours at the Cleveland Clinic performing research.  He helped design and implement a study to reduce artifacting and repeats in MRI scans.   He continues to collaborate on the study and is communicating online with other members of the team.  The information being collected will be published in the near future.  Syed will attend Washington and Lee University in the fall, where he will major in Physics/Pre-Med in the hopes of becoming a doctor.

Dr. Faroul Khan chosen for international board

FREEPORT,IL — Freeport neurologist Farouk Khan, MD, PhD, has been chosen to serve on the International Advisory Board on Multiple Sclerosis, which convenes this year at the annual meeting of the World Federation of Neurology in Lisbon, Portugal.

The meeting brings together thousands of neurologists who specialize in hundreds of different disorders for case presentations, workshops, practical sessions and advisory board sessions like the one which Dr. Khan will participate. The meeting also offers an opportunity for continuous educations in all fields of neurology.

In northwest Illinois, Dr. Khan cares for patients with disorders including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine headaches, neuromuscular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and strokes. He is trained in the treatment of acute strokes using “clot busters” and is a member of the Allergan Institute of Distinction — one of the top 40 Botox specialists in the United States ( Botox is used in the treatment of dystonia and migraine).

New mosque to come up in Boynton Beach

BOYNTON BEACH, FL– South Florida Muslims may soon have a new place to worship.The land for the proposed mosque has already been approved for a religious institution in Boynton Beach.

A nearby neighborhood association says a mosque would be a good “neighbor.”

If built, the building would join about 7 other mosques in Palm Beach County.An informational meeting will be held on June 7 at the Lantana library.

Washington U. students get halal options

CLAYTON, May 23, 2011 (News Agencies)–  Muslim students at Washington University, near St. Louis, now have halal options in campus dining. According to the Muslim Students Association, Washington University is the first school in the state to offer halal food, Stltoday.com reported.

“The goal was to get it started, to get halal in one night a week,” explained David Murphy, director of operations for California-based Bon Appetit. “But now we’ve expanded, to prepare something every day. The goal is to really push it.”

For the campus’ Muslim students, the halal options mean more alternatives. For Bon Appetit and the food industry at large — from manufacturing giants Kraft and Nestle, to fast food restaurants McDonald’s and KFC — halal means big business.

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