Roann Abdeladl, a first-generation Muslim-American, has a 5.26 GPA
GREENVILLE, S.C. —
The valedictorian of Greenville Technical Charter High School has a lot to be proud of.
Roann Abdeladl, a first-generation Muslim-American, has a 5.26 GPA, earned an Associate’s Degree of science from Greenville Technical College, received the SC Academic Honors Award, and is a National Merit Scholar, Palmetto Fellow, and graduate of MedEx Academy Tier 1.
She has also earned nearly $1 million in scholarships. Roann will attend Clemson University on a full ride through the National Scholars Program. She had many choices, as she had also been named a Furman Hollingsworth Scholar and was offered direct admission to The University of South Carolina Medical School through Furman's Early Admission to Medical School program.
In addition, she was offered full rides to the UNC Chapel Hill Honors College, Emory University and The University of South Carolina Honors College. Roann was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar semifinalist. She was also the only student in South Carolina to be named a 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar.
Roann is the founder and executive director of Youth Interfaith Greenville, a youth-led organization that promotes interreligious dialogue and cooperation through events and community service.
In 2016 she was named Ann Power Vital Voices Fellow and went on to be a Global Delegate at their San Francisco Leadership Conference. She is the Co-Captain of her school’s Speech and Debate Team, and will be attending the National Competition this summer, competing in Extemporaneous Speech, which she has won at the state level four consecutive years. Roann founded and leads her mosque’s youth group, Young Muslims Greenville, teaches Sunday School at the Islamic Society of Greenville, volunteers through her school’s Students in Action Team and serves as the secretary of Greenville Health System’s Health Careers Club.
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