MIST (Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament) is an annual national competition, with regional qualifying meets. On March 26 and 27, schools from around New England met at MIT to compete in over 30 competitions, with events ranging from basketball to Quran recitation. Although the competition is only two days, students began preparing in January working vigorously to perfect their performance.
Our school had four students, Atia Werah, Najma Abdullahi, Samia Aman, and Nadia Aman, who competed on a coalition team coached by alumna Hawa Shir with six other schools from Maine. Of our students, Atia Werah placed first in Original Oratory, Najma Abdullahi placed second in Spoken Word. Nadia Aman placed second in Short Film. Both Nadia and Samia Aman placed second in Basketball.
The team will be moving on to nationals in Toronto in July.