Senn High School alum and Star Scholar Nouha Aleem is the definition of an engaged student, but she wasn’t always that way. “When I first came to Truman, I was really quiet and shy. I was nervous to get involved in any clubs or groups.”

That changed as she forced herself to be more outgoing and started getting involved on campus – soon, she was hooked. Serving as the Student Government Association (SGA) secretary, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s liaison to the SGA, and vice president of vice president of service learning in the Environmental Club, she could often be found on campus before or after class volunteering for something.

Nouha has earned numerous awards as she gets set to graduate, including the President’s Exemplary Leadership Award and Outstanding Grad Award at Truman College, and a district-wide Luminary Award, which recognizes students, faculty, and staff who work to make their campus community a more vibrant place to work and study.

On top of that, Nouha has maintained a 3.8 GPA and is heading to Northeastern University with a Star Scholar transfer partner scholarship to study biology so she can pursue a career in dentistry. She isn’t sure how she would have paid for college, or if she would have gone at all without the Star Scholarship, which covers both tuition and books for qualified students.

Nouha is excited for the commencement ceremony where she will walk across the stage wearing 4 honor cords: one for being a Star Scholar, one for graduating with high honors, one for being a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and one for being a member of the Student Government Association. Congratulations, Nouha!

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