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Hussein Yasser listens in during Mary Pedraza’s English immersion class at Centennial High School.
Hussein Yasser reads notes from a tablet computer during class on Wednesday. Yasser is an Iraqi student attending Centennial High School in Peoria. He is one of nine students across the state to be nominated for a English Language Learners Success Story award. When he was 8 years old, Yasser was injured by a mine, losing his left arm and right eye.