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largest. The previous record
of just over 5,000 people was
set in Hawaii where the large
Asian community pitched in
to find a match for a little girl
of Chinese descent who had
To avoid long lines, Mr.
Borman and a team of vol-
unteers have put together a
plan which can move 1,000
people through the process in
"People aren't going to
have to wait for long," Mr.
Borman said. "We are going
to move them through as fast
as we can."
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82 transplants from non-relat-
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waiting for a match to be found.
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The Friends program grouped Arabic and Jewish
teens together to work on scholarship essays.
ALAN HITSKY ASSOCIATE EDITOR
en Detroit-area high-school
Daniel Zimmerman of Berkley
seniors shared scholarships High and Yasmeen Hatoum of
totaling $8,000 in the Troy Athens High, the second-
American Arabic and Jew- place team, each earned $1,000
ish Friends annii21 essay contest. scholarships. Their essay pro-
The organization announced posed the creation of a commu-
the awards Sunday, June 9, at nity-service corps comprised of
its annual fund-raising dinner. Jewish and Arabic teens work-
More than 300 attended the ing together to aid various orga-
event to honor Community Ser- nizations in the Jewish and
vice Award recipients Alan E. Arabic communities.
Two three-person teams tied
Schwartz and Yousif B. Ghafari
and Friends Award recipients for third, with each student win-
Woodrow Woody and Victor
The American Arabic and
Jewish Friends changed its schol-
arship contest format this year,
placing 31 students (12 Jewish,
19 Arabic) in groups of two or
three to work together on an es- ning a $500 scholarship. One of
say; in the past, students worked the third-place teams included
alone. The essay topic this year Robyn Stern of Birmingham
was: As students of American Groves, Jamie Lossia of North
Arabic and Jewish descent, what Farmington High and Rebecca
activities and programs, with rec- Bashi of Berkley High. The oth-
ommendations for their imple- er third-place team was Carrie
mentation, do you propose to Apsel of Southfield-Lathrup, Ali
promote greater understanding Baydoun of Dearborn Fordson
and cooperation between your re- and Leila Matta of Bloomfield
spective ethnic groups?
Tanya Lamnin of Berkley
Yasmeen Hatoum of Troy,
High was teamed with Zediya who teamed with Dan Zimmer-
Abdrabboh of Mercy High. man of Huntington Woods on the
Tanya, who is Jewish, immi- second-place essay, said the pro-
grated from Uzbekistan two ject was very worthwhile. "The
years ago. Zediya is Palestinian whole point of the organization
is to get the two groups together.
The two developed an ethnic I never would have met Dan oth-
"Jeopardy" game as a means of erwise.
bringing together Arabic, Chal-
"We were both very busy at
dean and Jewish teens. They our schools," she said, "but we
each earned $1,500 scholarships found the time and worked very
for their first-place essay.
hard. It was worth it." O