When Assim first immigrated to the United States in 2010, he was placed in ESOL Level 1. Through hard work and determination, he progressed through the different levels of English mastery to attain his high school diploma while balancing school with a heavy work schedule and family commitments. Ms. Reamer writes of Assim, “he has worked harder than any student I have ever taught and progressed at an exceptional pace. “ In addition to hard work, Assim is a natural leader with his peers and has an intellectual curiosity that leads him to moderate class discussions and promote high levels of learning in the classroom. Mr. Hardy describes Assim as “a humanitarian and a gentleman…. Quick to smile and joke with his classmates, he is like the good older brother that everyone wants around.” Assim will start at Northern Virginia Community College next fall and plans to continue on through his bachelor’s degree and medical school to become a dermatologist. Knowing Assim’s level of commitment to the projects he undertakes, we will certainly be calling him Dr. Shammo within 10 years’ time.