Malala's Ultimate Prize

October 16, 2014 5:00 PM

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Malala's Ultimate Prize

I was impressed that Malala Yousafzai decided to stay in school last Friday - the day that she and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Rather than rushing out of class to answer the calls of the world's media, she attended her lessons in chemistry, physics and English - pausing only for a short school assembly so that her fellow students could also hear the news and congratulate her.

At a press conference after school, fittingly held at the Library of Birmingham, Malala expressed her thanks for the award, but as always, retained her clarity of purpose.

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