• Yusuf Mannan

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Nashat Khaled



  • Tell me about yourself. When did you come to PVS? What are your hobbies and interests?

I am Nashat Khaled. I am a 17 year old Palestinian born in Memphis, TN. I've been in PVS since day care but I moved to Jordan for a few years between kindergarten and 3rd grade. I enjoy listening to music, watching shows of all genres- comedy especially. I enjoy playing basketball and video games. I also enjoy researching subjects like history, technology, and surgery. I also enjoy learning foreign languages. I am currently learning the Japanese alphabet online.


  • How has COVID-19 impacted your senior year?

COVID has impacted my senior year in both positive and negative ways. Positive being that I can gain more sleep, negative being that I've always wanted to experience my senior year to the fullest. Being in the highest grade in an entire school system is something kids look forward to from the day they start Preschool to the last day of Junior year (11th grade).


  • What is the worst and best thing about being a senior?

There is no bad thing about being a senior, most enter with the mentality of "One more year then I am finally out." So there are no negatives with being a senior. Even though we are becoming adults, we are enjoying a lot of new freedoms such as being able to drive cars now.


  • Who is your biggest hero/role model and why?

I don't really have a role model, there are many people who have attributes that I personally envy, in a good way.


  • What will you miss most about your time at PVS?

I will miss the teachers who I grew up learning from.


  • What are your plans for college/after graduation?

My plan for college is to work really hard so I won't regret not working hard for the rest of my life.


  • What advice do you have for the underclassmen?

If I had to give advice for underclassmen it would be to just focus on your studies in school right now, because if you do now, you won't have to in the future.