So many members of the Clarke community have been making an incredible impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are eager to share some of their stories and celebrate their indispensable work, both inside and outside the home.
Clarke Alumnus Jad Rhazi
Jad Rhazi, Clarke Alumnus
Target Cashier; College Student
Jad is a junior at the University of South Florida, studying biomedical sciences. An alumnus of Clarke Florida, Jad also works at Target as a cashier and donated his first paycheck to Clarke. “I donated my paycheck because I really wanted to help the people who had done so much for me,” says Jad.
As an essential worker at Target during the pandemic, Jad has become accustomed to taking various precautions to stay safe, protecting himself and those around him. “The COVID experience has been the most strange time of my life,” he says. “I am starting to get sick of being quarantined, but I know it is for my own good.”
Clarke alumnus Jad with his family.
Jad is preparing to apply to medical school and took classes over the summer of 2020, in addition to his work at Target. “I want to be a doctor, but I am not 100% sure on what type of doctor I want to be,” he says. But above all, he wants to help others.
“Clarke has helped make me into the person I am today,” says Jad. “The wonderful teachers at Clarke helped me learn how to talk. Not only did they help me talk, but Clarke has instilled many morals that I hold dear.”