International Spotlight: Fatim Samake

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Photo by Katie Kennington

Photo by Katie Kennington

Fatim Samake was born and raised in Mali, West Africa. She moved to Sanpete County three years ago to start her sophomore year of High school at Wasatch Academy. When asked how life’s different in America than it was back home, she said it’s colder, the food tastes different and life in general is very different compared to that of the people of Mali. She also added that the infrastructure was a lot more different in America.

Fatim chose to come to Snow College because of the small class sizes and its affordability. Some of her friends from High school were at Snow so she thought it would be a great experience to attend college with old friends. Some of her hobbies include basketball, volleyball, shopping and doing homework.

When asked to describe herself in three words, she said smart, funny and beautiful. The African beauty is not only a beauty, she has brains too. She is studying Pre Medicine to become a dentist and help children all over the world at what she does best. Fatim chose to become a dentist because it’s always been a dream since a very young age and she is excited for the journey towards attaining her degree in the field.

Resident Assistant Brett. G Coleman was asked to describe Fatim , he said high energy , full of life and determination to be a powerful woman. Miss Samake’s words of advice to her fellow peers is have as many friends as you can and always aim high at everything you do , be it academics , sports or loving life itself.

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