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Return to Her Homeland

by Ty Matthews

Maha Murfiq, 19, has not been to her home country of Palestine since she was two years old.

This summer she will travel, along with her brother and sister, to learn more about their home country. They plan on spending much of their time sight-seeing and learning about Palestine.

Murfiq and her family moved to the United States because of her father’s work. Despite having been in the US since she was two she is still fluent in her native language of Arabic.

In the fall Murfiq, who has a 3.5 grade point average at Pellissippi, plans on enrolling in the University of Tennessee and majoring in business management. After graduating from UT, she plans on either enrolling in law school or fulfilling her dream of owning her own company.

Murfiq’s commitment to her Muslim faith and her love for her family drives her in life. She says she loves the variety of ethnic groups and religious faiths in America.

Murfiq does not know much of what to expect on her endeavor this summer to her native land Palestine. However, she is excited to go back and visit the country where her mother and father were raised.