Class of 2019 Top 10: (#4) Mohamed Al-Jarah


Feature Photo By: Toli Geshow – Senior Mohamed Al-Jarah poses for a photo in the hallway. Al-Jarah is fourth in his graduating class and will be attending the University of Colorado at Denver this fall.

By:  Toli Geshow, Review Staff

Mohamed Al-Jarah is a name that many students, as well as staff members across Rangeview, are familiar with.

Currently ranked fourth in a highly competitive graduating class, Al-Jarah is driven to leave his legacy at the school through his work ethic and humorous personality; in fact, what many appreciate about Mohamed is how outgoing he is and how he’s always cracking jokes regardless of the circumstances.

“His work ethic is a combination of play and work,” said senior Jacky Jimenez, one of Al-Jarah’s close friends, “When I worked with him in calculus, he explained everything so well while joking around.”

Born to Jordanian parents, Al-Jarah has taken into account that his parents want him to pursue education and work towards a sustainable lifestyle — that’s why they immigrated to the United States.

Al-Jarah’s brothers, Tariq and Abdullah, give him the inspiration to keep pushing. Tariq is a Rangeview Alumni (2016) and currently studying biochemistry at University of Colorado Boulder; whereas, Abdullah is a 6th-grader attending Aurora Quest.

“My older brother has been a really big supporter in my education and how well I’ve been doing,” said Al-Jarah, “I hope to be an inspiration to Abdullah the same way Tariq was to me.”

During his time at Rangeview, Al-Jarah has been involved in boys soccer, tennis, National Honors Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and Student Council as the Student Body Secretary.

Although that’s an extensive list of extracurricular activities, Al-Jarah has been able to manage them while maintaining his grades, he has only received one B in his whole high school experience which was his sophomore year in Ms. Smith’s.

“Mohamed is a thinker and he’s very quiet but you can see that he’s a thinker,” said his sophomore English teacher Ms. Smith. “Even though he was disappointed in his setback of getting a B, he came up with a plan, he worked harder, and he got what he wanted.”

Al-Jarah furthering his education at the University of Colorado at Denver in the fall to study biology and pre-med. Wherever his journey takes him, he will always be the comedian of Rangeview.