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Iraqi Badminton Champion Shares Passion with West Ridge Elementary School.

Iraqi Badminton Champion Shares Passion with West Ridge Elementary School.

In 2000, 15-year-old Mohammed Chyad was a member of Iraq’s National Badminton Team and translator. Then, after the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in 2003, everything changed. No longer feeling safe in his home country Chyad applied to come to the United States. It took nine years for Chyad’s hope to come true but in 2012 […]