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Omar Imad Knio

Wilson College of Textiles exterior view

Omar Imad Knio – from Raleigh, NC graduated from Athens Drive High School. Omar was an avid member of the National Honors Society, Environmental Awareness Club, Key Club, Chess Club, Arabic Club, Youth and Government, and the Model United Nations. He was also a four-year participant in the Science Olympiad, where he received several scientific honors, including Experimental Design. Outside of school he volunteered four hours every Sunday at the Miriam Clinic, translating for Arabic patients and organizing medical record files. Omar spent two of his summers working for RxMedic, where he modified pill dispensing bens. Omar attended NC State’s Summer Textile Exploration Program and plans to pursue a double degree in Textile Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering.