For the second year straight the wannabe politician has been acknowledged at the Proudly Public! Celebrating Excellence in Public Schools awards night.

Last year the former Keira High School student and her sister Aya were awarded Friends of Zainab Senior Secondary Scholarships from the Public Education Foundation.

This year the 19-year-old and Amro Zoabe, also a former Keira High student, received a Friends of Zainab Tertiary Scholarship, awarded to students with a refugee background in Year 12 in 2018 intending to enter university in 2019.