Graduating Class of  2021

Graduating Class of  2021


Every year, whenever possible, the Board congratulates and honors the graduates of KWH family on behalf of the association. The idea is to highlight and recognize their achievements and hard work.  This year, 2021, we proudly present the following graduates in a random sequence. The graduation messages have been provided by the families of the graduates.

  1. Aaron Bereket Beraki 

Congratulations to Aaron Bereket Beraki!

Graduating with distinction of Honor Graduate & AP Scholar from Brookwood High School Snellville, Georgia, and accepted to Emory University, Atlanta Georgia. We are proud of Aaron’s accomplishment to mention some:

Aaron maintained 4.0 GPA, also ranked top 10 of his class.


  • Honor Graduate
  • AP Scholar
  • Governor’s Honor’s Award in Arts and Science for 2 years
  • All State Honor Award in Arts and Science for 3 years
  • Brookwood Outstanding Senior Award
  • Citizenship Award
  • Bit and Bridle Award
  • National Honor Society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National Latin Honor Society
  • National Mathematics Honor Society
  • National Science Honor Society
  • Black Belt, Krav-Maga- Marsha-Art
  • Principal’s Honor Roll- 4.0 GPA
  • Student Government Leadership Team Award
  • Tri-M-Music Honorary Society
  • Brookwood Orchestra Leadership Team

Fine Arts Aaron earned 1st place spot in prestigious Youth Orchestra, Emory University Youth Symphony Orchestra- in 2019, 2020, & 2021 season.  Aaron also earned 1st spot School Organizations:

  • Gwinnett Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO)
  • Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (AYSO)
  • Kendall Youth Orchestra/Gwinnett County Youth Symphony (GCYS).
  • Aaron being named Brookwood High School’s STAR Student of the Year

Aaron is a very dedicated and focused student. Since his early age he has been a hard worker and devoted to accomplishing more. He is very motivated and likes to work and take care of everything independently. Every work he does has to be perfect and extra. He believes that there is always room for improvement and to grow more. He sleeps an average of 3 hours a night 7 days a week and all year round regardless of holidays, school breaks or summer. Aaron always exceeds his work and earned him a leadership level capacity.  In sports, At Krav- Maga he is part of the instructor’s leadership team. At Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta (MYSO) he is part of the youth leadership team and earned a scholarship. He was also selected at the Master Ceremony during the MYSO performance at Carnegie Hall in NYC. With all his extracurricular  activities and sport at Krav- Maga Training Center, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the most rigorous courses offered at his high school.

  1. Selam Misghina Habte

Congratulations to Selam Misghina Habte!

Selam Misghina Habte , the daughter of Misghina Habte Amanuel and Kedesti Solomon Beyed, members of KWH, graduated from Centennial High, School at Champaign Illinois on 05/25/21.  Selam did a great job, she received an Academic Letter Award, a Silver Cord for her 3.76/4.0 GPA and a Red Cord for donating blood as a member of NHS. She came to the United States of America  as a refugee immigrant from Eritrea East Africa in 2018 at the age of 17 with no knowledge of the English language. Her personal goal was to attend high school and graduate from high school successfully. The school and many others worked diligently with her to help her as a graduating junior by taking more classes per semester than most students so she could reach her goal before turning 21. She has not only reached that goal, but she did it with HONORS. This was an amazing achievement for someone who knew very little- if any- English when she arrived in the US.  She is determined to make it atop and live  “The American Dream” we all know so well.

  1. Emylios Yohannes Mehari

Congratulations to Emylios Yohannes Mehari!

Emylios Yohannes Mehari, the son of Yohannes Mehari Yohannes and grandson of our member Kidisti Habtes, graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, Denver, Colorado.

  1. Benhur Neguse Bekit

Congratulations to Benhur Neguse Bekit!

Benhur Bekit is the son of Neguse Bekit and Rishet Mehari Yohannes, and grandson Kentebai Bekit and also the grandson of our member Kidisti Habtes, graduated from Tulinge Gymnasiet High School in Tumba, Sweden.

  1. Huldah Solomon

Congratulations to Huldah Solomon!

Huldah Solomon, daughter of our member Aryam Yohannes, graduated this year with a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, majoring in Political Science US Government Law and Policy and minoring in Legal Studies and Sociology.

  1. Zipporah Yohannes

Congratulations to Zipphorah Yohannes!

Zipporah Yohannes, daughter of our member Sara Yohannes, graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, with a bachelor’s degree in media production.

  1. Lydia B. Bakit

Congratulations to Lydia B. Bakit!

Lydia B. Bakit, daughter of our members Gherezgher and Almaz Bekit, graduated with Master’s degree in Education, with a concentration in Counseling, from San Diego State University, San Diego, California.  Lydia graduated with a GPA of 4.0.


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