An-noor in the Spotlight!
An-Noor Academy Students-In-Action at the Jefferson Awards:
Two of our An-Noor Academy's Students in Action middle school girls were chosen to be interviewed at the Jefferson Award Ceremony, mashaallah!
Since the last presidential election, Muslims, particularly women who cover their hair with a hijab, have become prime targets of prejudice and judgmental comments and actions. Thankfully, this has not deterred our An-Noor Academy's Students in Action primary objective to serve the needs of the community, and those in need. Heather Tedesco, the head of Student's In Action in New Jersey was so impressed by the work of our Students In Action team that she spoke about our experiences with the CEO of The Jefferson Awards Foundation. The Jefferson Awards Foundation is a national organization that ,"believes in public service. Not just because it improves communities, but because it changes the lives of those who participate. It offers leadership skills that propel success in school and throughout life." Every year the Jefferson Awards Foundation holds a national ceremony in which honors those American citizens who make a difference through their community work, and I am very proud and humbled to say that An Noor Academy was invited to the ceremony on Monday, March 12th to be publicly honored for their work. The awards ceremony is a very prestigious event attended by high ranking officials, CEO's of major companies and celebrities who are honored for their community work. Not only were the students honored, but they were also interviewed and photographed by the Jefferson Awards Media Team and were asked to talk about their experiences as young Muslim women. The evening was a wonderful experience for our girls, and I received many compliments about their composure and self confidence. Shaquille 'O Neal , the famous Muslim basketball player also received an honor for his community work . He spoke to the girls, and was very impressed by the different projects the Students in Action team have participated in.
Congratulations to our An-Noor Academy's SIA students and their accomplishments!
Students in Action Coordinator
An-Noor Debate Team - Winning top positions at New Jersey debate tournament! -December, 2016
MASHA-ALLAH - CONGRATULATIONS!
- Haaris Syed won the FIRST PLACE at Tournament Gavel!
- Huzaifa Ansari won the Top speaker of School plaque
- An-Noor as a whole won the SECOND PLACE position, winning over 75% of the debates
- Team 1: Huzaifa Ansari, Haaris Subhani, and Haaris Syed
- Team 2: Dania Ali, Shurafa Thowfeeq, and Yaseen Zahir
- Team 3: Nazmeen Abbasi, Ainoor Ali, and Zaynab Khan
- Team 1 won ALL FOUR of the debates
- Team 2 won three out of four debates
- Team 3 won two out of four debates
The assertions being debated were:
- Build the Dakota Access Pipeline
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership is good for the United States
- The US should NOT colonize Mars
- Autonomous cars do more good than harm
An-Noor Academy Received the Most Awards at Science Olympiad - May, 2014
Barge Building - 1st place
Can Race - 3rd place
Chopper Challenge - 1st place and 2nd place
Gummy Bear launch - 1st place and 3rd place
Mystery Architecture - 2nd place and 3rd Place
Straw egg drop - 1st place and 3rd place
An-Noor Academy's Student, 1st Place Winner, UIF Annual 2014 Essay Contest - April, 2014
Alhamdulillah, Talyah Basit, a high school senior at An-Noor Academy, won the 1st place for easy competition in 9-12 Grades category. The nation wide easy competition among Islamic schools was organized by University Islamic Financial
Also, Summaiya Kashif of An-Noor Academy made it to the Finalists for Grades 1-5 category
An-Noor Academy Won 6th Place Overall in the NJ Science Olympiad Camden County College Regional Tournament - January, 2014
Congratulations to all winners.
Biology Blitz: 3rd Place ( Aqil & Aabaan)
Boomilever: 6th Place (Bilal & Sheheryar)
Rotor Egg Drop: 5th place (Nabihah & Kainat)
Wheeled Vehicle: 3rd place (Aqil & Aabaan)
Write It Do It: 6th place (Sabiha & Fatimah)
Link to NJ Science Olympiad, 2014 page: