Let’s cheer for this lovely prom queen from Fontana, California : Zarifeh Shalabi, 17. Zarifeh was chosen by her Summit High School classmates earlier this month.
According to the Press Enterprise, Zarifeh is a devout Muslim and wears a hijab, she didn’t expect to be nominated, but her classmates had other plans. They printed T-shirts with her name asking everyone to vote. They also wore hijabs to show everyone their solidarity.
“They wanted to wear hijabs, just like Shalabi does, to display their support for her in the most obvious way possible”