Girl Scouts Award Young Woman of Distinction to Muslim Girl

February 19, 2004

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On February 19, 2004 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an interview with Saukville resident Sarrah Abulughod, who turned 18 last Friday, and who has been named a Girl Scout Gold Award Young Woman of Distinction, one of 10 in the nation. "Abulughod was recognized for creating and organizing a three-day forum in November 2002 called 'Confidence in Knowledge' at the Islamic Center on Milwaukee's south side. In the forum, about 150 Muslim teenagers discussed issues concerning their faith, religious practices, social restrictions and their appearances. For Abulughod, the award means a $1,000 scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from March 1-6."