The real test of a high school education is how it plays out afterward. CAN graduates are successful, hardworking, and are making contributions in diverse fields. Here are just a few of the many paths taken by Concept Alumni.

Alumni Spotlight
(Week of Nov 16, 2015)

Mohamed Moumen

Mohamed Moumen is an Alumnus of Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School, Class of 2015. Currently, Mohamed is a student at The Ohio State University.

Briefly, describe your career path.
I am currently a student at The Ohio State University. I am planning on getting my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering with a track of pre-med.
What are you passionate about in your work/school?
The thing that I am mostly passionate about in OSU is the diversity it offers. I love how diverse my campus is. I enjoy meeting different people from different countries and lifestyles. They all have different backgrounds and experiences that they gladly share with other students. I love to learn from these different people as well as share my own experiences with them and exchange ideas and thoughts.
Where is your career headed?
My career doesn’t have a specific road that it'll take. I have many ideas in mind that I feel comfortable to pursue. I can see myself working as an environmental engineer after my bachelor’s degree. I would also like to get my master’s degree in environmental engineering or head on to med school.
How has your Concept Schools experience helped shape your success?
I believe that Concept Schools have exposed me to many situations and challenges that helped me feel confident and unafraid to take risks and challenges. I believe that many of the activities that I did with the Horizon staff and students have a great positive impact on my personality. I travelled to many places and was able to meet amazing people whom I enjoyed learning from their experiences.
How are you a game changer? Or, how are you making a positive impact in your community?
I believe that giving back and helping others is one of the greatest feelings in the world. I love to volunteer as much as I can and offer help to classmates and friends whenever possible.
What is the most amazing or interesting thing that’s happened to you since graduating?
I believe that college is the most amazing thing that I experienced after graduating. I never thought I would fall in love with OSU in a matter of days. There is just so many things to be learned everyday form classes, teachers, and classmates. There is so many opportunities and experiences that I get to be part of everyday. It feels great to be in a place with so many other people who have relatively the same goal as I do.
Your favorite Concept Schools memory?
It's hard to pick a single memory to talk about when Concept helped me create so many everlasting great memories. I believe that one of the greatest opportunities I took advantage of, while my time in Horizon, was traveling to Turkey. This nine-day experience taught me so many great things. It really changed how I view the world as well as how I see others and myself. I spent nine days with some of the most amazing people I met in my life. I had the chance to learn from them and I hope that they learned from me as well.
How do you support and participate in the Concept Alumni?
It is such an honor to be part of the concept Alumni network. I appreciate the amount of work that is put forward to keep us all connected. I try my best to stay connected with my friends and classmates as well as current staff members. I attend weekly gatherings where I get to hang out with other alumnus, Concept staff, and current students. I really enjoy these times as they keep me connected with old friends and teachers.

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