Maliyah Syed is a middle school student at Minnesota Connections Academy. She has three siblings, Amin, Arman and Gianna, who also attend Minnesota Connections Academy. Her story is below:

“I feel happy doing my schoolwork at home. I can ask my siblings for help because they are older. I also really like all my teachers. They are always kind, friendly, and very helpful. My favorite subject is social studies because history is an interesting subject to learn.

I am passionate about tae kwan do, and I get to perform at tournaments with other team members and my siblings. I also like riding bikes, using my RipStik, and Rollerblading. To keep in touch with friends, I paint, make crafts, and play outside games with them.”

What I like most about Connections Academy is being able to learn while being at home.

— Maliyah

Maliyah and her siblings