MIST stands for Muslim Interscholastic Tournament and is a competition where high school students can participate in competitions while “developing leadership, communication, and other creative skills, all while gaining a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims”. There are over 30 events divided into five main sections: Sports, Arts, Knowledge, Brackets, and Group Projects. On March 28 and 29, Hibo Abdi, Nadia Aman, Amina Nur, and I, along with the rest of Portland Champions, a team comprised of fifty four people, went to MIT where MIST Boston was being held. It was a lot of fun, and we showed a lot of spirit.
There were ninety four schools that were represented there, and Waynflete got third place and as a Portland team, we got second place. This means we have the opportunity to compete in nationals this summer, which is going to be held in Houston, Texas.
For more information about MIST, which is open to any high school student with an interest in learning about Islam, competing, and having fun, click here.