The very first Ilm Academy girls’basketball team, Ilm Academy Phoenix, is now in place and has already played two games against Granada Islamic School. Initiated by Coach Faheem, the team also includes three members from the Peace Terrace Academy. The team members from Ilm Academy include Maha Durrani, Aysha Shaghasi, Sumha Khan, Farrah Javed, Saly Amari, Safa Iqbal, Sadaf Wahidi, and Mariam Malik. The team had its latest match on October 21 at the Horner Gym. Very enthusiastic about this endeavor, the team hopes that the school and other community members will come out and encourage them at every game.
According to Sumha Khan of 8th Grade, “Even though I joined the team late because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play, the fun spirit has caused me to stay on. My experiences so far have been very entertaining and have created life-long memories.”
Aysha Shaghasi, also of 8th grade, says she joined the team because of her mother but now feels differently, “I have started loving the sport now and am inspired by it. I feel very happy playing together with all my friends.”
Maha Durrani, 7th Grade, says, “My experience on the team has been priceless. Whenever I step on the court to start the game, I feel a surge of happiness. I have become closer to my school mates who are on the team and I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.”
For Farrah Javed, 7th Grade, enrollment on the school team meant a fun outlet for play. “The Phoenix is a great team,” she says. “Each player is amazing at many things. As individuals, we are good. But together as the Phoenix, we are amazing!”
It is heartening to see the team spirit in the Ilm Academy school team and with such high inspirations, the sky is definitely the limit for the Phoenix!
Go Ilm Academy Phoenix!!!!