In July 2017, thanks to the generosity of former wrestler Nayu Akbar, Beat the Streets Toronto was proud to award Simi Jayeoba the Mirza Bashir Akbar Scholarship for $2000 dedicated after Nayu’s father.
Simi is an exceptional student and wrestler, who joined Beat the Streets Toronto two and a half years ago. She attended William Lyon McKenzie Secondary, where she maintained a 94% average. This September, she was accepted and started attending McMaster University where she is studying life sciences. She was also elected as first year representative for the science society at McMaster. Go Simi!
This is exactly the kind of person Simi is, she works hard and dedicates herself to achieving her goals. Even though she had never wrestled before, when Simi joined BTST she went all in, travelling with us to New York and Cornell University for tournaments and attending as many BTST practices as possible. She’s a great girl with a great future ahead of her, and we are so proud that we got the chance to work with her and connect her with Nayu. This scholarship will go a long way to help her realize her full potential!