From English-learner to National Honor Society for LHS student


SEPTEMBER. COMING UP TONIGHT ON KELOLAND NEWS — DAN SANTELLA WILL SHARE THE STORIES HE CAME ACROSS WHILE FLYING ON MISSION FOUR WITH THE MIDWEST HONOR FLIGHT. AN 18-YEAR-OLD NATIVE OF SOMALIA HAS BECOME THE FIRST ENGLISH-LEARNER FROM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL TO EVER BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. IFRAH HASHI WILL DELIVER THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT LINCOLN’S GRADUATION LATER THIS MONTH. IT’S QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHME NT CONSIDERING SHE NEVER SET FOOT INSIDE A SCHOOL UNTIL SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD. “I SEE SO MANY SPECIAL STUDENTS IN MY CLASSES. BUT WHAT’S MAYBE A LITTLE DIFFERENT ABOUT IFRAH IS THAT SHE HAS SORT OF DONE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT A LOT OF MY STUDENTS MIGHT FEEL KIND OF AFRAID TO DO.” TONIGHT ON KELOLAND NEWS, IFRAH WILL SHARE HOW SHE MOTIVATED HERSELF TO EXCEL IN THE CLASSROOM DESPITE GROWING UP IN A CIVIL WAR-TORN COUNTRY. STILL TO COME ON MIDDAY IN KELOLAND,

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