Sumeera Murad

OCA student Sumeera and her brother

Sumeera is a graduate of Ohio Connections Academy (OCA). She lives in Youngstown, Ohio with her brother Zameer, who is also an OCA graduate. OCA’s personalized learning structure and engaging courses made school more enjoyable for Sumeera. Her mother shares her story below.

"To Sumeera, the best thing about Connections Academy is the way it is set up for success. She said, ‘Learning is made fun and easy to understand. My favorite subjects are pre-algebra and the Gifted and Talented literature and language arts classes. I love how I can relate the stories to everyday situations and discuss the correlations with other students in my class.’

She participated in extracurricular activities, which for her were karate (brown belt), gymnastics, wrestling team, soccer, and her favorite—piano. She is very passionate about helping people. When she grows up, she would like to become a surgeon and a great leader.

What makes Sumeera special and stand out among the many are her selflessness and devotion, including her goal of helping others. Throughout her life, she has continuously exhibited determination and self-discipline to successfully surpass any limitations that have been placed on her. With her driven desire to help humankind, accompanied with her education and positive experiences at OCA, there is no doubt that one day she will go beyond her expectations of becoming a surgeon and great leader."

Learning is made fun and easy to understand at OCA. My favorite subjects are pre-algebra and the Gifted and Talented literature and language arts classes. I loved how I could relate the stories to everyday situations and discuss the correlations with other students in my class.
— Sumeera