Congratulations to our 2015 scholarship recipients: Karim and Seraj.
I got the chance to check in with them about their school year.
How has school been for you this year?
I am excited that I will graduate from Seattle Central College by the end of the summer. I am only taking science classes because of my engineering major.
What has been the hardest part of the school year?
This year was the hardest year for me because I started Hydroxyurea. I had a very bad sickle cell attack on my way to California to visit my cousin. I ended up in the hospital for two weeks.
Is the Hydroxyurea helping?
I think it is helping me, but when I first started it I got headaches a lot and felt tired most of the time. Now I am feeling well with no side effects.
What are your plans after graduating?
I will transfer to a university in Seattle, hopefully UW Bothell. I have also applied to Seattle University. So I am waiting to hear from them.
What’s something fun you are doing over the summer?
I am taking 20 credits this summer: math, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. I don’t think I can do something fun from June – Aug 17. After that I think I will go back home to Saudi Arabia for 2 weeks.