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Board of Education Appoints Mai Abdullah to Fill Vacant Seat

During a special meeting, Mai Abdullah, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Rush-Henrietta Board of Education that was created by the resignation of Simeon I. Banister.

Abdullah was one of four candidates who expressed interest in filling the seat. Each candidate interviewed on Wednesday, August 15, and a selection was made that evening.

A resident of the Rush-Henrietta Central School District for 20 years, Abdullah was among seven candidates to run for the Board of Education this past May. A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and Oumdruan Ahlia University, she is employed as an interpreter for the New York State Unified Court System.

She and her husband, Mohamed Mekkielamin, have three children: Danya, a recent Rush-Henrietta graduate, and Zeena and Amin, current R-H students.

When she ran for the Board of Education in May, Abullah said, "I feel so lucky to be a part of a wonderful community as a Rush-Henrietta parent. The connection between students, parents, and faculty that the district provides is truly a blessing."

Abdullah will serve the remainder of the term, which runs through June 2019.