Maasio Mohamed, is a senior at Washington High School of Information Technology. From serving the community as a volunteer with the Milwaukee Rescue Mission to his role as one of Washington’s Leadership Ambassadors, Maasio has embraced opportunities to lead and set an example for his peers. His drive to succeed has led him to apply and gain acceptance into the State of Wisconsin Youth Apprentice Program and now works as an Information Technology Youth Apprentice in the Technology Department of Milwaukee Public Schools. Coming to the U.S as a refugee from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, Maasio has had to begin a new life without his family and friends who remain in Somalia. In spite of the odds, Maasio balances his work and extracurricular activities and maintains a 3.8 G.P.A. He is determined to make his family proud and has his mind set on pursuing a career in electrical engineering and computer science at Marquette or the University of Wisconsin-Madison.