May 8, 2015

Having won first place at National History Day, Los Angeles County, eighth graders Christine Aghjayan and Ella Chakarian moved on to the state finals in Sacramento. Their documentary, “Malala,” chronicles the life of a young Pakistani girl, Malala, who is still on a mission to protect the rights of girls’ education in her country, despite facing Taliban threats and physical violence. Her courage against overwhelming odds has served as a shining example of solidarity with countless others through peaceful means.






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