The NCVPS Super Student Award is for students who have gone above and beyond the course requirements and as a result have enriched the content, class dynamic, their own learning, their classmates’ learning, and even their teacher’s learning.
“My future plans include college. I will be attending Appalachian State University in the fall, and I hope to attend either Duke or Chapel Hill’s medical school. I aspire to become a pediatric endocrinologist, which is a children’s doctor that specializes in children with hormonal disorders, such as Type 1 Diabetes. Since I am a Type 1 Diabetic myself, who could truly empathize with a patient better than a doctor who is managing the same illness they are?” –Hassan A.
“Hassan was an incredible student throughout the semester. He maintained attendance to all coaching sessions, with excellent participation, great answers, and enthusiastic input. Above all, he had an unwavering dedication to learn the Arabic language, despite its difficulties. With patience and a smile, Hassan was able to overcome the barriers that challenged him. His improvement in the Arabic language is noteworthy. Hassan represented the ideal student that every teacher wants to have. Thank you for all your hard work this semester, and I am so proud of you.” Georges Marayati, NCVPS Arabic Language Instructor and Coach
This online course allowed me the opportunity to learn another language that my school did not offer in a typical class setting. Taking an online course definitely granted me flexibility, which became extremely beneficial in time managing, considering I took AP classes.
Advice for Online Students
Taking an online course is very easy and extremely flexible with any schedule. The assignments were easy to accomplish, but I truly learned a lot by completing them, enforcing the knowledge I obtained during that lesson and/or module. Take an online course because you are truly interested in the course and not for the easy grade. It will make the experience even more enriching.
I spend most of my time on YouTube and Netflix. I love Youtube because there is a video about literally ANYTHING, and I like to watch react videos, gamers, and other well-known youtube sensation. Since I hardly ever watch TV, Netflix serves as a great alternative.
Gadgets and Things
I love my laptop because it grants me access to Youtube and Netflix. I also enjoy my Xbox One and 3DS because I love playing video games!
Honestly, my goal was just to pass my classes with an A or B and finally graduate High School. Another goal I had this semester was to finish AP Chemistry with at least a C, since this is by far one of the most rigorous and challenging classes at my school.
I am fluent in English and Spanish, and I have a decent knowledge of French, and now two levels worth of Arabic.
I don’t have a favorite book, however, I do have a favorite book series, and that is the Rick Riordan Heroes of Olympus series. I am truly FASCINATED by Greek and Roman mythologies, especially the way they are integrated into the book’s plot.
At the moment (because I change favorite songs often) is Immortals by Fall Out Boy.
At the moment my two favorite shows are Empire and Dancing with the Stars.
I am half Hispanic and half Arab. My mother is from Ecuador in South America and my father is from Lebanon in the Middle East. I am the oldest out of three. I have a younger brother and a younger sister.