Laiyan Qassom

James Bowie High School
Austin, TX

After moving countries three times in the past two years, Laiyan realized that wherever she was, she needed to focus on growing as a person, a leader, a voice for her people, and leaving a mark. Laiyan is currently the co-captain of the international award-winning robotics team, the debate and MUN club captain and national first-place winner, and the sophomore class representative at her school with a 4.81 GPA (weighted). But most importantly, Laiyan is the captain of the international club ITC (International Traditions & Customs). With all these commitments, Laiyan ratifies her passion and contributions to the international community and its future development. 

Scholarships Awarded in 2022: NSHSS Diversity Scholarship