OBAT — “Qureshi to give address to Bradford graduates”

Caleb Huntoon, The Bradford Era, June 1 2019

Bradford Area High School will be graduating its 2019 class on Thursday.

In addition to graduation, the school will be hosting two events prior to when seniors get their diplomas.

The baccalaureate service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. and the senior awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Graduation will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Dr. Henna Qureshi will be giving the commencement address at this year’s graduation ceremony. Qureshi graduated from Bradford High in 2001. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Akhtar. She resides in Fairfax, Va., with her husband of five years, Farhaan.

During her time at Bradford High, she played soccer, was involved in Key Club, the French Club and Peer Helpers. She is a board certified pediatrician at the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in Virginia and an assistant professor for pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University. She volunteers her time to performing humanitarian work, disaster relief work and refugee medicine serving as a Board Member for OBAT Helpers focusing on refugee healthcare, the Pediatric chair for the NGO MedGlobal and the local chapter of the Human Development Foundation as well as the Global Health Advisor for Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Pediatric Residency program. Her global health experience includes working in Haiti, Central America, Pakistan, Malawi; caring for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Greece, and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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