Raihan Sayeed lives in Frankfort, Illinois, and in the fall of 2010, he joined Loyola University Chicago, where he is pursuing an education in business and medicine. Raihan Sayeed previously attended Morgan Park Academy in Chicago and Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort; at the latter, he frequently made the honor roll and graduated in June of 2010. During high school, Raihan Sayeed kept very busy with extracurricular activities. An accomplished pianist, he performed solo recitals from 1997 to 2006. Gifted with an extraordinary talent for singing, Raihan Sayeed took second place nationally in the Youth Group Vocals category at the USA World Musical Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2009, Raihan Sayeed won the Prairie State Achievement Award in recognition of his academic performance when he exceeded the Illinois Learning Standards in science, math, and reading. In 2010, Raihan Sayeed earned a trophy and a certificate of merit by winning third place in the 36th Chicago Regional Bridge Building Contest, hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology. Raihan Sayeed served as the Vice President of his school’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and enjoyed considerable recognition from the organization. He also took on Treasurer and Secretary Responsibilities and organized social events, field trips, weekly meetings, and state and regional conferences. He received a participant award for his outstanding work and a certificate of merit at FBLA’s Northern Area Conference in January 2010. In addition, Raihan Sayeed was elected as Speaker and represented his high school district at the annual State FBLA Conference in Decatur, Illinois. As Student Ambassador at Lincoln-Way East High School, Raihan Sayeed earned a participation award for facilitating transfer students’ acclimation to their new school, and he also planned their orientations. Raihan Sayeed organized a summer school program for transfer students and created an after-school activities program, earning a place on the Pride-of-Lincoln-Way Sheet in the fall of 2009 for his hard work. Raihan Sayeed joined his high school’s Key Club in order to promote good relations between his school and the community. As a member of several volunteer organizations, he worked to organize numerous community service projects, such as fundraising, athletic, motivational, and social functions.


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