Sahar Atmar
Hometown: Zionsville, IN
Intended Major(s): Biology and Spanish 

What were you involved with during high school? 
Throughout high school, I was involved with a variety of clubs, societies, and other extracurriculars. During my first year, I was involved in Letters to Uganda, a club meant for students to become pen pals with girls in Uganda. I also participated in some service groups such as Key Club and my town’s Lions Club. Later in high school, I founded and ran the first ever Zionsville Asian Student Association, a group meant for students of all backgrounds to learn and celebrate all Asian cultures. I also took a leadership position in Zionsville’s Lions Club/Alpha Leos board, partook in National Honors Society, and Spanish Honors Society. Outside of school, I volunteered as a translator for the United States National Guard/Homeland Security as a translator for Afghan refugees, translated at schools in Indianapolis, ran clothing drives, and participated at my local Mosque.

How did you first hear about Butler? 
I first heard about Butler through some family friends who had recently graduated from Butler and loved their experience. I also have had a few teachers who are Butler alumni and spoke very highly of the school. A few years later, my sister decided to attend Butler and through her, I learned so much about the school and what it could offer me. I took interest in the many clubs and events taking place on campus and was sure it was the right place for me!

Why did you choose Butler? 
I chose Butler because it perfectly fit all my needs for a school. The small class sizes, excellent science program, and close access to job opportunities is exactly what I need to be successful in college and beyond. 

What do you hope to get involved with on campus? 
I plan to be heavily involved on campus this fall! I hope to join Butler’s Muslim Student Association, diversity and interfaith clubs, as well as the Student Government Association.

What are you most excited about? 
I am most excited to be involved in the Butler community! I can’t wait to meet all my peers, professors, and Blue IV!