Throughout high school, Nafees has been involved in a variety of extracurriculars
Nafees has been a member of the Fair Lawn High School Future Business Leaders of America club since 9th grade. He has participated in competitions and attended workshops on leadership and employment. He earned 4th place at the North Jersey Regional Competition for Personal Financial Literacy. In addition, Nafees learned about scholarship opportunities,
Nafees was a member of the environmental club in 11th grade. Below is his NJ Science Day proposal on what Fair Lawn could do to tackle climate change. Nafees won that competition and was commemorated at an awards ceremony. In addition, Nafees acted as the high school representative to the Fair Lawn Green Team Committee and helped facilitate many different environmentally friendly initiatives in Fair Lawn.
Student Tech Squad
Nafees joined Student Tech Squad in ninth grade and has been apart of the club ever since. He contributed in setting up bake sales and the Super Smash Bros Tournament. He also helped build a computer that was was donated to the Fair Lawn High School Library.
French Honors Society
Nafees became a member of French Honors Society (SHF) in 10th grade. In SHF, Nafees tutored others, designed t-shirts, and created francophone related presentations for French week. On the right is a video Nafees created about the history of France for French week 2021.
Nafees has been apart of EMT club since 9th grade. He became the secretary of the club in 11th grade and helped organize guest speaker events and mask sales. Additionally, he shared medicine related resources and opportunities with the rest of the club.
Class Vice President
Nafees was elected the Vice President of his Class Council in 9th grade. Class Council raises funds for the Class of 2022 and organizes events such as Prom and the Class Field Trip. As class VP, Nafees had to organize and coordinate fundraisers/events and help lead the members of the club. Below are some examples of campaign material that Nafees made when running for Junior and Senior Class Council.
Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA Board of Education Representative
Nafees became a member of the Student Government Association executive committee in 11th grade and participated in student dialogues with the principal to discuss remote schedules and its effect on mental health. He also helped create a student climate survey. In 12th grade, Nafees became the SGA BOE representative. Below are some of the campaign materials Nafees made.
Nafees joined Model United Nations (MUN) in ninth grade and has participated in many conferences since then. Nafees won an award for outstanding delegate 2020 at MWMUNC, best delegate 2021 at the MWMUNC, and best delegate at BTMUNC. In addition, he's also chaired multiple committees at FAIRMUNC (Fair Lawn Model UN Conference).Below are links to the position papers, resolution papers, and delegate guides Nafees wrote.
Nafees participated in the US Academic Decathlon Competition and won bronze place for economics and social studies. Below is a picture of the Fair Lawn high school 2021 Academic Decathlon Team
Fair Lawn Senior Center
Nafees helped seniors in his town by assisting the Fair Lawn Senior Center and its operations. Nafees had to set up and clean up the building, call bingo, and hand out meals to seniors. He also helped alleviate mental stress by talking and listening to their stories. Nafees has 115 community service hours logged working there.
Nafees worked at the Valley Hospital laboratory and had to receive and analyze specimens before delivering them to their respective departments. Nafees has a total of 72 community service hours registered with the Valley hospital
Millions Reasons Tutoring
Nafees is a tutor for Million Reasons Tutoring. He has helped many different students with their homework and has tutored them in history, science, math, and English. Nafees has worked with students from kindergarten all the way to students studying for their GED test. Nafees has about 50 hours clocked in there.
Fair Lawn High School (FLHS)
Nafees has helped run tours of the high school for new students since 11th grade. In 2021, he also ran tours for students in 9th and 10th grade who had been quarantined for the whole year. In total, Nafees dedicated about 15 hours to giving tours at FLHS.