Year in School / Grade
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
In 3-5 sentences, tell us about yourself.
My name is Azal Abduh, and I am a senior studying computer science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and spent the first five years of my life between there and New York before moving to Goldsboro, North Carolina. After middle school, I moved to Yemen, my home country, where I lived for three years before returning to the U.S. for high school. I love to play soccer, video games and hang out with my friends.
What are you most looking forward to about your year as governor?
In my time serving on the club board and district board as a lieutenant governor, I saw many things that were great, but I also so stuff that I believed if changed, could benefit all the members in my district. I look forward to working with a district board to bring both their ideas and mine into our district. I also look forward to all the experiences I hope to gain, the people I will meet and the memories I’ll make.
Favorite CKI memory
My favorite CKI memory would be my first District Fall Retreat, Fall Call Conference. I had only been in CKI for a month and was still unsure about what to expect. It turned out to be one of the best weekends. Getting to know people from all around the district. Getting to get into teams and play all these games against teams to help your team win, without even knowing anyone in my team prior was such a good experience. Also getting to learn more about exactly what CKI is and help me establish personally, what to expect and what I want to achieve while in this organization.
Favorite service project
My favorite project I’ve attended was my district’s Spring DSSLP, where to go to a place called “Kamp Kiwanis” and help clean up all the buildings and the outside of the camp. It’s always so much fun when you’re alongside so many friends and you’re all working together as a team to accomplish a goal. The goal in this case makes it even better, where the camp is open to the kids during programs where they can play and have fun. It’s nice to know you had something to do with that.