George Washington High student shares views on tolerance, inclusion and wearing a head scarf
March 15, 2016
By Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado | March 9, 2016
Haneen Badri, a senior at Denver’s George Washington High School, earned a standing ovation after a poignant speech last week in which she discussed the need for tolerance and inclusiveness in schools and society. Her parents, who are Sudanese and Egyptian, immigrated to the United States in 1995 with Haneen’s older sister. They first settled in Washington, D.C., where her older brother was born, and later moved to Denver, where Haneen was born.