I want to make people happy by giving them the beautiful smile they deserve.
Nur fled Afghanistan with his family in 2015 to escape the religious persecution and violence of the Taliban. After migrating from city to city in Indonesia, they landed in a detention camp in Bali while they awaited entrance into the U.S. During this time, Nur had no access to formal schooling. He’d take advantage of the free wifi and donated books to learn whatever he could about the vast world around him and taught himself English through online resources like Youtube. He would attend his first school ever in 2020 in Chicago, IL at Mather High School where he thrived. There he became an English as a Second Language (ESL) Representative, sharing the voice of the new immigrants to make them feel welcome at school, varsity team captain for Cross Country and Track, and a teen leader in REACH, Refugee Education and Adventure Challenge, to help the new refugee students adjust to the United States. All while excelling academically.
Nur hopes to become an orthodontist. He believes all smiles are beautiful and wants to bring more smiles to the world.
- Varsity Captain of Cross Country and Track & Field
- Teen Leader for the Refugee Education and Adventure Challenge program
- Mather High School ESL Representative