TROY — The Arab American Chaldean Council (ACC) awarded a total of $30,000 in scholarships to 30 students of leadership and good academic standing during the 16th annual Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Dinner on June 20.
ACC is a premier non-profit human service organization providing services in Southeast Michigan and it prioritizes making opportunities available for students in the community to pursue their education and academic success.
The event took place at West Bloomfield’s Shenandoah Country Club and was made possible through community sponsors. The event included a golf outing, an information session about potential opportunities and leadership skills, an awarding ceremony and dinner, a raffle and a silent auction.
Christina Petrosian, a program manager with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), gave the welcoming remarks and lead the information session. She emphasized the benefits within the CIA and expounded on the numerous possibilities one could acquire, including scholarships and paid internships, in return for to agreeing to certain standards. She emphasized the importance of also getting to know an individual through the intangible skills one may hold.
“Any type of intangible skills that you could necessarily bring to a resume, tell us about it,” Petrosian said. “All of those (skills) make up the person you are and help us determine whether you are right for the job.”
The award recipients represent 20 diverse high schools within Southeast Michigan and provided outstanding academic achievement and leadership skills within their communities. Awards were distributed by ACC Program Coordinator Kimberly Hassan and President and CEO Haifa Fakhouri.
The award recipients are Alabas Farhat, Ali Hammoud, Andrew Israil, Asma Ahmed, Bridget Putrus, Daniella Toma, Eman Jassem, Emily Kado, Fadya Yousif, Fatime Jomaa, Hyatt Almarsoumi, Jacob Cholagh, Jasmine Awadi, Joseph Pio, Khadeja Jomaa, Kyle George, Mariam Baydoun, Marissa Lossia, Martin Dowda, Marwa Albaadani, Mauda Abdullah, Megan Adam, Melissa Ansara, Michael Nunu, Moheb Aabed, Molouk Harp, Monzer Shihab, Muna Alqaderi, Mustapha Elghoul and Ranya Krayem.
ACC honored its community members for their contributions and expressed pride towards the successes its students have achieved.