The United States Achievement Academy has named Sadia Fatima Zahir of Far Rockaway as an All-American Scholar. Zahir, who attends M.S. 53 (The Brian Piccolo School), was nominated for the national award by educator John K. Johnson. The salutatorian of her middle school, Zahir will also appear in the nationally published All-American Scholar Yearbook. Zahir is the daughter of Mohammed and Almasa Mayan of Far Rockaway. Her grandparents are Mohammed and Bibi of Kandahar, Afghanistan and Aminullah and Bibi of Kandahar, Afghanistan.