Student of the week: Jad Salem

Maumee Valley Country Day High School

Jad Salem
Jad Salem


School subject: French

Extracurricular activity: Tae Kwon Do

Hobbies: Playing piano

Car: Volvo

Store: Barnes and Noble

Musical artist: Gershwin

Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

TV show: Malcom in the Middle


Cafeteria food must-have: Macaroni and cheese

Last book read that wasn’t required: Huis Clos

Pet peeve: Failure to wash hands after using the restroom.

Person most admired: Harvey Milk

Person I’d like to meet: John F. Kennedy

Items always in my locker: Board games

First job: Church accompanist

Top accomplishment: Serving as Student Council president this year.


After-graduation plans: I plan to attend Oberlin College to study biology. I also look forward to taking advantage of all the musical opportunities at Oberlin.

Career goal: I plan on becoming a physician (not sure what specialty yet).

Quote from teacher: “Jad is a wise student of many talents,” said Tom Cambisios, history teacher. “Not only is he recognized as a leader of our Student Council, but his musical skills and fluency in French are evident to everyone. He is respected throughout our community for his thoughtfulness and sensitivity to the needs of all.”

— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.