BY BOB HARRIS
Mouree Khan, a resident of Queens Village and a member of the Public Service & Law Small Learning Community (SLC) at Hillcrest High School, is the Student Organization President, working closely with Senior Advisor Ms. Hydee Recinos.
Some of her school activities include starting the school Book Club, being a mentor for students who need help with the College Readiness Club also called Scholars on Point, participating in a Mock Trial Competition at New York University and Columbia University, participating in the Police Explorers Program with the N.Y.P.D., writing articles for the school newspaper called The Highlighter, participating in the AIDS Walk and the March of Dimes Walk, participating the Junior Committee for the Public Service & Law Small Learning Community, participating in the “It’s My Park Day at Cunningham Park,” working with the School Blood Drive, volunteering at the Margret Teitz Nursing Home, running on the track team, being active in the City Harvest canned food drive, running an E.S.L. program at P.S. 86 and mentoring a Hillcrest freshman who was struggling.
Academically, Kahn took Advanced Placement college-level courses in global history, U.S. history and literature, took College Now courses in health professionals and speech communications, has a 100 percent attendance record at Hillcrest High School and has the highest GPA in her SLC.
Her future plans are not finalized but she is, “actively participating in everything to obtain a better sense of the world outside of high school and searching for the perfect career path.” Some schools she is evaluating are Stonybrook University and Northeastern University.
A philosophy of life which Mouree Khan follows is that, “Everyone is a ‘Trophy in the making’ and can do wonders for the world. As long as they have the encouragement they need, anyone can succeed.” The Principal of Hillcrest High School is David Morrison.