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Halimah Abdullah

Halimah Abdullah is a highly involved 10th grade student at Southwest. She is part of the school’s Muslim Student Alliance and has also organized and taken part in various demonstrations and protests in order to encourage systemic change regarding issues she is passionate about. She believes as a leader in the importance of courage despite fear and in treating everyone with equal respect and recognition.
“I highly value teamwork and the amount of collaboration and balance that is needed for teamwork to be successful. I know when to add input and direction, and I know when to take a step back and follow,” said Abdullah.


The Student Representatives provide an important perspective and give voice to those at the heart of the district’s work: MPS students. The Board of Education has appointed a student representative since 2015, and in begininng in 2022 a second student representative would be selected with the goal of expanding student view and opinion. 
Abdullah, along with the other 2023 student representative, Abdihafid Mohamed, will take turns being the primary speaker at Board meetings but will still be responsible for keeping up on what's happening by reviewing materials and watching meeting videos when not in attendance. Additionally, the two will meet regularly together with board staff to prepare for meetings and coordinate other duties.