WoW! Show your teens this – we don’t need to change our values to fit in – being true to ourselves and our faith can get us just as far, if not further!
“When the high school senior found out that she had been nominated for prom queen, she was more worried about getting permission to attend than wondering about winning.
Prom queens, she reasoned, are usually the most popular girls in school, the cheerleaders, the student government officials, the kids who go to the parties.
But her friends were determined to get her the crown.
They each wore a hijab to show their support for Zarifeh, who has covered her hair throughout her high school years. On the morning of the school vote, they huddled together to pass out dozens of colorful scarves. A few held balloons printed with “Don’t be a baddie, vote for the hijabi.” Among the more than 2,000 students at the school, just four girls typically wear the head covering.”
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