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Feb 6, 2017

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott Announces Scholarship Recipient


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Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has announced that the fourth annual recipient of the Skelton, Taintor & Abbott Lewiston High School Mock Trial Team MVP Scholarship Award is Lewiston High School student, Khadija Haji.  She will receive a $1,000.00 college scholarship from the law firm as the recipient of the Most Valiant Player (MVP) award. 

Khadija Haji is the Vice President of the Lewiston High School Chapter of the National Honor Society.  She is also a member of the high school Civil Rights team and of the Muslim Students Association.  She serves as an opinion writer for the Sun Journal and for the Indigo Ink School Newspaper.  For several years, she has volunteered to lead guided tours of the high school for rising freshmen as a Blue Crew Member.  She was a multi-year member of the high school mock trial team, which competes each year in a statewide competition.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott was joined in making the scholarship announcement by Michelle Crowley, who is the teacher/coach of the mock trial team.  Crowley noted: “Khadija is a deserving recipient of this scholarship.  She has a strong work ethic and an enduring positive attitude.  She demonstrated tremendous personal growth and development as a multi-year member of the team.  This scholarship award will help her attain her goals for college.”

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott shareholder and director Darcie Beaudin stated:  “Our firm is pleased to present its fourth annual mock trial team scholarship award to Khadija Haji.  It has been a pleasure to work with Khadija over the years and to see her develop into a key member of the mock trial team.  We wish her well and have no doubt that she will be successful.”

Khadija Haji is the daughter of Abdiyare Mohamed of Lewiston.

 

2017 Skelton, Taintor & Abbott ScholarshipPictured from left to right are Skelton Taintor & Abbott Shareholder and Director, Ronald Lebel; 2016 Skelton Taintor &Abbott Lewiston High School Mock Trial Team MVP Scholarship Award Recipient, Khadija Haji; Skelton Taintor & Abbott Shareholder and Director, Darcie Beaudin.