Hameed Mohammed Qasem
Hameed Mohammed Qasem has embraced academic and personal challenges with determination and enthusiasm, emerging as a standout student at Pattonville High School.
Hameed, a senior who receives services from SSD at Pattonville High, has worked hard to enhance his academic, social and interpersonal communication skills, said Victoria Carlson-Casaregola, an SSD speech-language pathologist who nominated Hameed for the Rosemary Zander Award.
He is succeeding in a challenging curriculum that includes courses that will prepare him for college while earning more than twice the number of community service hours that are required for graduation. He also earned a Most Valuable Pirate Award nomination in 2019, one of Pattonville High’s major honors that is based on nominations from staff.
“Hameed has come far in his education,” said Carlson-Casaregola. “He has used and continues to use his special education services well to grow personally and to learn to become a young adult who demonstrates academic and extracurricular achievement. He is an outstanding example of the growth the Rosemary Zander Award so powerfully recognizes and celebrates.”
Hameed has also distinguished himself as a student athlete at Pattonville High, participating on the track and field team.
“Hameed leads his team through hard work and dedication at his events, always pushing to do better, and encouraging and teaching others about the support as well,” said Kyle Hall, varsity boys’ track and field team coach at Pattonville High.