Uncommon drive, kindness and leadership. Those are the things that describe Sharif Long.
Sharif is a junior at Duncanville High and an active member of the school’s student leadership.
“I’m junior class secretary, so I help out a lot for my class. We design class shirts, we plan student events,” Sharif said. “And then, I’m also the community service chair in student council, so I help plan community service projects throughout the year.”
Sharif is also the president of the school’s Youth and Government club and is aiming for an even bigger title: running for the Governor of the Texas chapter of the club.
“It’s a huge deal, and I’m really excited, and I’m looking forward to helping students find their voice through the program,” Sharif told NewsFix.
To top that all off, he’s an all-state band member.
Needless to say, Sharif has made a pretty big impact on his teachers at Duncanville.
“He is a good person first, which pretty much just makes everything else just kind of icing on the cake. So, he’s just a really, really awesome young man,” said Dianne Williams, the director of the school’s Youth and Government program.