By ADRIANA GUTH-BOROWSKI – Whether it’s in the classroom or on the tennis courts, Shagufta Haque shines.
Shagufta moved to the United States from Bangladesh during her sophomore year. Although the education system is much different, she was able to shine as a hardworking student. She credits her smooth transition to the welcoming environment of IHS.
Shagufta joined journalism her senior year and instantly stood out by writing credible and timely articles.
“There are a couple of fond memories I have of the High Arrow,” Shagufta commented. “A favorite one would be receiving an email from Mr. Nath one day that said how grateful he was to have me on the staff and that he really appreciated my dedication in journalism. I was so happy and honored to hear that from him!”
In addition to journalism, Shagufta participated in girl’s varsity tennis in the first doubles group.
“Being a part of the girl’s tennis team has been a wonderful part of my journey at IHS. Playing first doubles was very rewarding since it made me appreciate the challenges and teamwork.”
Other academic endeavors include being a part of the Science Club, Book Club, senior class representatives on the t-shirt and graduation committees, and the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
While being a member of the science club, Shagufta competed at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition for three years. She went on to the state level where she placed second place during her sophomore and junior years.
At the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Shagufta received a sponsor’s award from the Air and Waste Management Association of Western PA.
In addition to academics, Shagufta holds a strong faith by following Islam. She is passionate about her faith, family, and fitness.
Shagufta will continue her academic career at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Robert E. Cook Honors College and plans to major in economics.
“To the underclassmen, especially rising seniors, I will say that asking for help goes a long way. I was a stranger to the high school culture but I worked my way up there by asking for help and giving it to those who could use it.”
Adriana is a senior and editor in chief during her fourth year of journalism. She enjoys taking journalism classes at IUP and is excited to provide the community with factual news reporting.