• Neeymet Ahmed

PVS Dominates MIST Nashville Tournament



Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST) is a program of competitions designed to bring high school students from across the country together to develop their communication, creative, and leadership skills, as well as their understanding of Islam. The tournaments take place over a weekend, with the awards ceremony taking place on the final night.


On March 11-13, PVS high school students went to Nashville to participate in the tournament. The students competed in a wide variety of categories, including art, Quran, sports, debate, nasheed, and speeches where they prepared their entries.


One PVS student shared, “This was an unforgettable experience. Through MIST, I was able to show my 901 spirit, interact with people from all over Tennessee, and compete in many competitions. The fact that Muslim students like myself gathered in one place to compete in a series of competitions while still having fun was very pleasant to see. Even though competitions required some preparation, it was still a fun experience. Taking a break and not having to deal with stressful school matters was refreshing. I am looking forward to competing and meeting students from all over the country at the next level Inshallah.”


Alhamdulillah, PVS students won the majority of the competitions. In addition to dominating many trophies, PVS demonstrated their accomplishments by winning the "Best Overall Team" award. PVS student, Ahmad Khatib took home the award for “Best Overall Individual” as he had the most overall points in the competition.


After Competing in MIST Nashville at the regional level, our competitors will face other regions at MIST Nationals, InshaAllah.


Competitions that PVS Students placed in:



Knowledge Test 1

1st Place - Yasmeen Abunasrah

3rd Place - Sara Almoazen

Knowledge Test 2

1st Place - Muhannad Jaber

Brothers Quran Recitation

1st Place - Ahmad Khatib

Brothers Quran Memorization Level 1

1st Place - Habib Habib

3rd Place - Ziad Gnedy

Sisters Quran Recitation

1st Place - Yasmeen Mannan

Sisters Quran Memorization Level 2

1st Place - Aribah Morshed

2D Art

2nd Place - Muhannad Jaber

Fashion Design

1st Place - Sara Almoazen

Creative Writing

2nd Place - Yasmeen Mannan

Original Oratory

1st Place - Zahra Chowdhury

2nd Place - Ibrahim Ali

Brothers Group Improv-

1st place -

Zakariyah Hussein

Mohammad Taysir

Amar Zekaria

Ziad Gnedy

Ahmad Khatib

Mahi Chowdhury

Sisters Group Improv

3rd Place-

Yasmeen Abunasrah

Sara Almoazen

Zainab Ali

Hafsa Khan

Sama Shamoon

Math Olympics

3rd Place-Zaid Hadidi

Debate

1st Place - Zahra Chowdhury

3rd Place - Dana Shala

Mist Bowl

1st Place (Group)

Yasmeen Mannan

Aribah Morshed

Zaheen Chowdhury

Nizar Alwageeh

Science Fair

1st Place-

Mohammad Taysir

Zahra Chowdhury

Zakariyah Hussein

Ahmad Khatib

Ziad Gnedy

Brothers Nasheed

1st Place-Amar Zekaria

Short film

1st Place-

Zaid Hadidi

Tasneem Khatib

Abeer Khatib

Sara Almoazen

Reem Mohamed

Yasmeen Abunasrah

Brothers Basketball - 2 separate teams

Memphis

1st Place-

Mohammad Taysir

Zakariyah Hussein

Ziad Gnedy

Mahi Chowdhury

PVS

3rd Place-

Nizar Alwageeh

Rashed Abbad

Sisters Basketball

1st Place-

Aribah Morshed

Yasmeen Mannan

Yasmeen Abunasrah

Tasneem Khatib

Reem Mohamed

Aisha Duldul

Abeer Khatib

Zaheen Chowdhury

Brothers Soccer

3rd Place-Habib Habib

Ibrahim Ali

Ahmad Elabiad