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FAISAL ODEH: Soccer memories, investment club, welcoming environment

May 3, 2017

Being a part of the Stratford soccer team this year has given Faisal Odeh some of his greatest memories from his time at Stratford.

“Just being together as team, whether training or playing games– no matter what, I’m enjoying it,” the senior said.

His favorite memory during his time playing on the soccer team would have to be the FPD vs. Stratford soccer game.

“I have really strong memories of it. Even though we lost, I feel that was the biggest game I’ve played so far,” Faisal said.

Although he won’t be playing soccer competitively in college, It’s still his favorite sport. He said he will continue to play after he graduates, but he won’t take it as seriously as he does now.

Faisal plans on attending Georgia College, and while there, he plans to “have fun and study hard.”

When he isn’t playing soccer or studying, Faisal is taking part in the financial investment club.

Faisal began attending Stratford when he was a junior in January 2016. He came to Stratford after spending a few years in different parts of the Middle East.

“It was new for me and I didn’t really know what to expect from it,” he said. However, he believes that “the people were very welcoming” and grew to love Stratford.

After he graduates, Faisal said he will “miss going to school every day and going to classes and seeing my friends.”

Faisal loves all his classes this year. “I don’t have a favorite,” he said.

“Almost all my teachers were really nice to me and very helpful,” he said. “[They are] people I’ll remember for a very long time.”

Faisal came down with “senioritis” this year.

“I got it really badly, but I tried getting over it the past few weeks.” Everyone wishes him a successful recovery.

Faisal’s message to younger students is that they should “try as hard as you can at the beginning of your high school years, otherwise you will regret it as a senior.”

“If my grades were a lot higher when I was younger, I wouldn’t be under as much stress as I am now, because I have to raise my GPA and grades,” he said.

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