Back in March, Wallyhood published an article about Mahamed Mohamud, a FamilyWorks and Wallingford Boys & Girls Club volunteer who tragically drowned last summer in Green Lake (Seattle Times article, Kiro 7 article). Earlier this year, Mahamed’s mother, who still is an employee at FamilyWorks, worked with Lincoln High School staff, the Alliance for Education, and a group of community members to establish a scholarship in Mahamed’s name for graduating seniors at Lincoln. Kirby Lochner, Communications Coordinator at FamilyWorks, passed this description to us:
We are excited to announce a new scholarship for Lincoln High School seniors in celebration of the life of Mahamed Anwar Mohamud, Class of 2024. Mahamed was a person who radiated joy. He was a kind and gentle human being who loved reading and learning for the sake of learning. He was thoughtful, dedicated, compassionate, and authentic; a self-assured and inclusive collaborator and partner to his classmates, and a faith-focused and values-driven friend to those around him. This commemoration scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has consistently demonstrated the values that Mahamed embodied, as well as a commitment to building and supporting their community through actions that demonstrate love, support, and caring for others.
To give to the Mahamed Anwar Mohamud Community Scholarship (Alliance 4 Education fund 01520), follow this link: https://www.alliance4ed.org/give/school-account/?sid=Mahamed%20Anwar%20Mohamud%20Community%20Scholarship%20%20-%2001520
This is a wonderful way to bring some positive energy to a tragic story, and honor the memory of a young man of good character and great promise. Please consider supporting this scholarship.