‘Standout’ Lewiston grad dies of extreme allergic response

Dec. 6 – LEWISTON – Omar Osman, a graduate of Lewiston Excessive College and a freshman at Bowdoin Faculty, died Saturday night time of an allergic response.

Osman had a extreme nut allergy and died on the best way to the hospital after an sudden publicity, in response to a letter from Superintendent Jake Langlais. A launch from Bowdoin Faculty famous that paramedics and others tried to assist Osman, who was on campus on the time of the publicity.

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Osman was “a standout academically, a tireless giver to others and simply an amazing young man,” Langlais wrote. “He was so much more than we can articulate. We will miss him.”

A member of the Lewiston Excessive College Class of 2022, Osman was vice chairman of his class and scholar consultant on the varsity committee in the course of the pandemic. He graduated from Lewiston Regional Technical Heart’s info know-how program and captained the highschool’s robotics crew, which received first place on the Pine Tree District FIRST Robotics Competitors in Waterville final spring.

“I was so incredibly proud to have him as a student,” stated Jon Dresser, Osman’s info know-how trainer. “His character was truly wonderful, and he was a gifted student with a drive to learn and to succeed. I was sure he would change the world for the better, but he left it too soon.”

Osman was additionally an artist who helped paint murals at Lewiston Excessive College and took part within the artwork membership, in response to Bowdoin Faculty.

Earlier than his demise, Osman, a first-generation school scholar of Somali descent, was contemplating finding out laptop science at Bowdoin, the faculty stated. He attended faculty on a full scholarship.

Of his larger goals, the faculty quoted Osman as writing, “I want to be someone that anyone and everyone can trust and know that I will always be there to help.”

Lewiston Excessive College will dismiss at midday Tuesday to permit college students and workers to attend Osman’s providers if they want. Providers will likely be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m

The highschool will maintain a supervised examine corridor for college students who must catch the 2pm bus and for college students who’ve an after-school exercise to attend.

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