Noor Alexandria Abukaram is a senior at The Bounty Collegium, a non-traditional high school that challenges students to identify their passions. Noor’s passion consists of fashion design and sports, including soccer, track, and cross country, where she challenges herself to push barriers and pursue new opportunities. With her interest in textile engineering, Noor participated in four consecutive state science fairs and received superior scores and state recognition. She is also an avid learner and maintains a 4.0 GPA. After school, you’ll find Noor at either a track or soccer practice. She currently plays soccer for Sylvania Northview Highschool and runs track and cross country for Sylvania Northview Highschool. In the 2019 Cross Country season during a cross country meet, Noor was disqualified for wearing the hijab after running her personal best. Noor decided to speak out and make a statement about the discrimination she experienced which garnered national uproar. Her experience was featured on The Washington Post, The New York Times, Good Morning America, Time Magazine, AJ+, CNN, BBC, USA Today, Sports Illustrated. After realizing that so many people are challenged with similar experiences, Noor decided to start the Let Noor Run initiative, which aims to “fight discrimination and injustices in doing what we love.” Noor envisions all sports to provide a safe haven where young athletes can express what they believe in while doing what they love.
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