Mayor Gary Christenson recently attended the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Massachusetts (CAIR-MA) 6th Annual Fundraiser Banquet to congratulate Malden student Afnaan Zeabi with a citation for being recognized by CAIR-MA for extraordinary courage. Afnann has redefined the word “courage” after standing up for herself and other students who choose to express their religious faith. As a student at the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Afnaan advocated for reform to the school’s uniform policy so that students may freely wear clothing to express their culture and religious beliefs. Additionally, she is a top student who excels in her studies and works hard to serve her community. Congratulations!
Pictured: Afnaan Zeabi with Mayor Christenson