Jalil An ‘Amazing’ Role Model

2013 DN-R-Leadership Award Finalists: Turner Ashby

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Posted: May 20, 2013

Daroon Jalil, a Turner Ashby High School senior and one of four finalists from TA for the 2013 DN-R Leadership Award, fled with her parents from the Kurdish region of Iraq in 1997. TA’s principal says she has become a role model for the “younger generation of Kurdish girls.” (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
HARRISONBURG — Daroon Jalil wants to get inside people’s heads, perhaps to help change what they see atop hers.
She decided one day after school had started her freshman year at Turner Ashby…

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