Humans of Allen: Shaania and Maaha Sakhia

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Julia Zaksek, Jr. managing editor

Twins Shaania and Maaha have shared many things as they’ve grown up together, but as they approached junior year, their academic path lead to a fork in the road. Shaania chose to take all IB courses and try for her IB diploma. Maaha chose to take all AP classes.

Shaania: “I chose IB because when I was hearing about it from the counselors, they told us that from the program you can get a lot of new experiences and find your areas of strength and what you like to do, and  don’t really know what I want to do.”

Maaha: I think I chose [AP] because first, I didn’t want to do what [Shaania] was doing. I’ve been taking AP since ninth grade, and I didn’t want to take IB plus all my electives. That would’ve resulted in too much work and a full schedule [like Shaanis’s].