Piscataway Teen Selected To Attend Governor’s School

Saheela Ibraheem

EDISON –Saheela Ibraheem of Piscataway, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, has been selected as a New Jersey Governor’s School Scholar for the 26th New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences to be held at Drew University from July 11 to July 31.

Ibraheem will be a member of a community of scholars, counselors and faculty members who will participate in a comprehensive, challenging and intensive program which will broader her appreciation and knowledge of science through exposure to a range of scientific topics and scientists. She will attend courses based on a core curriculum that focuses on a variety of different areas of science and mathematics (anthropology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics).


She will participate in laboratory courses and work on team projects. During her final day of Governor’s School, she will report on her team’s results and those results will be published in a Governor’s School Journal. Ibraheem will also learn from guest speakers who will present their views on modern science from both industrial and academic viewpoints.

Susan Swenson, director of college counseling, said, “Saheela is a highly motivated and gifted student with a wide range of interests and talents, a student of strong character whom I consider to be one of the best this generation has to offer. She is an enthusiastic learner and an intellectual leader in every class who consistently strives to produce the highest quality work. Though modest by nature, Saheela will enhance the Governor’s School classrooms this summer with her superior depth of knowledge, eager participation and her outstanding ability to engage others.”

Saheela is the daughter of Dr. Sarafa Ibraheem and Mrs. Shakirat Ibraheem. Her brothers Shafeeq, Shareef and Saleem are also students at the co-educational, college-preparatory Pre-K to 12 independent school.

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