October Scholar/Athlete/Artist begins experiences in healthcare field

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Fawaaz Masood

NORTH BRUNSWICK – With the goal of pursuing a career in healthcare, the October Scholar/Athlete/Artist in North Brunswick is well on his way, having completed several programs related to the medical field.

Fawaaz Masood is a junior at North Brunswick Township High School. He is currently taking honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses which include Honors Math Anaylsis, Honors Accounting, AP Language & Composition, AP Psychology and AP Physics 1. He is the vice president of the Key Club and competes on the boys volleyball team and on the Mock Trial Club Team. In 2018, Fawaaz was the captain of the boys’ freshman volleyball team and a contributor to the boys cross country team, according to the award presented to him during the North Brunswick Township Council meeting on Oct. 7.

Fawaaz participated in the Rutgers University School of Public Health for PHocus (Public Health: Outbreaks, Communities and Urban Studies). He studied many topics related to the factors of epidemiology; experimented in hands-on activities about public health concerns; and analyzed the effort of food and nutrition, alcohol and tobacco on social and behavioral health, according to the proclamation. He interacted with public health professionals for public health updates and career options. He was also a participant in the National Medical Explorers Program and learned about a wide range of healthcare careers and topics.

He also improved competency in the Urdu language through global project based-learning through the Startalk Language Initiatives at Kean University, according to the proclamation.

Fawaaz was a volunteer at CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold from January to June 2018. His duties included assisting the warehouse staff in the main medical center, analyzing and gathering supplies, delivering medical supplies and collecting and sorting cardboard boxes for disposal area, according to the award.

He currently organizes books at the North Brunswick Township Public Library and is a participant in the Adopt-A-Shelf program.

He supports the North Brunswick Police Department in its annual events such as National Night Out, the Cops & Rodders car show, Heritage Day and National Police Week.

Fawaaz is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and the Society for Science & the Public. He has a Certificate of Completion from the Rutgers Oncology Olympiad, a Certificate of Participation from the Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee Competition and a Certificate of Appreciation from the National School Counseling Week.

“I’m honored to get this award, and thank you to the council for giving it to me,” Fawaaz said during the council meeting.