A Soccer Star and More
Gifted student athlete excels academically and connects with the community
A talented and accomplished soccer player, Loprinzi scholarship recipient Abdelrasheed Tarhuni also pushes himself academically, and makes connecting with the community a priority.
This past fall, Tarhunicompleted his fourth season playing on Tigard High School Men’s Varsity soccer team, which won the Three Rivers league championship for the second year in a row. He was also recognized as Offensive Player of the Year. Through soccer, Tarhuni has developed skills that are valuable both on and off the field. Those skills include teamwork, time management and perseverance – all which came into play while he pursued an academically rigorous Full IB Diploma, earning a 3.8 GPA.
For Tarhuni, personal achievement is important, but so is being involved in the community. Strongly influenced by his parents’ experience as immigrants, he is keenly aware of international humanitarian challenges. That’s why during his sophomore year he founded an Amnesty International club that campaigns against human rights injustices world-wide. He also volunteers at Every Body Athletic (EBA), an organization that helps adults with learning and developmental disabilities through regular exercise.
As for college, Tarhuni hopes to attend University of Southern California in the fall, and has secured some financial aid. However, COVID-19 has impacted his family’s income and put his paid summer coaching job on hold. His well-deserved $8000 scholarship will help close the tuition gap while he continues to aim high and work towards his goals.
The Loprinzi Scholarship provides an $8,000 award to three outstanding student athletes that attend one of our twenty nine program high schools.
To learn more about the scholarships offered at the foundation visit our scholarship page.
Story by Laurie Harquail