General Douglas MacArthur High School senior Wareesha Khan was awarded the Ira Schwartz Scholarship by LIASCD.
Wareesha Khan, a senior at General Douglas MacArthur High School in the Levittown Public School District, was awarded the Ira Schwartz Scholarship by the Long Island Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
The LIASCD Scholarship is awarded annually based on students' ability to overcome adversity. Wareesha will receive $1,000 and hopes to attend Hofstra University to study education.
Wareesha credits the welcoming communities at Salk Middle School and MacArthur High School with offering a place for her to feel accepted, she said.