Mado Shako faces challenges everyday that most could never imagine. Mado and her family immigrated to the United States from the Democratic Republic of Congo when Mado was 13 years old. She did not know any English. Even though Mado didn’t know the language or the culture in the small town in rural Iowa, that didn’t stop her.
Even with the language barrier and not being able to communicate with her peers, Mado persevered and worked hard. She soon was exceling in and outside of school. She was involved in the school choir, played clarinet in the band, refed basketball games, and was inducted into National Honor’s Society. Recently she was voted Prom Queen.
After she leaves Kee High School, Mado plans on attending Northeast Iowa Community College where she will pursue a certificate in public accounting. She dreams on attending Viterbo University to receive her bachelor’s degree in accounting. The Extra Effort Award honors students who have overcome obstacles or provided exemplary service to their community.
Read more about Mado’s story here.
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