DeKALB – Ali Thahab, a student at Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb, has been named a student of excellence in science by the United States Achievement Academy.
This is a prestigious honor. The Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all eligible U.S. students.
The academy recognizes students nominated by teachers, coaches, counselors and other sponsors based on its standards for selection, which include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, and dependability. Ali was nominated for this honor by Gayle Toohey, a teacher at the school.
Ali is the son of Haider Thahab and Rawaa Alkhteeb of DeKalb. His grandparents are Abdulatteef and Rabab of Iraq.