I can’t study when the TV is on. No way would I even want to study for a math competition if bombs and soldiers were assailing my neighborhood.
But 14-year-old Areej El-Madhoun shows how you can study under extreme pressure and come out a winner. After being attacked by Israel’s IDF and suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, this young girl a month later won an international math contest, solving 182 complex math problems in eight minutes. Her story is here.