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"My badge of faith"

Eight years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, it still can take real courage for a girl to put on a head scarf and venture into a public middle or high school. When Smar Abuagla, 13, began wearing hers at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, the reactions from her peers were mixed.

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Boldly modest declaration of faith
Article | Smar Abuagla steps out her front doo r at 7:20 a.m., her shoulders slightly hunched, her eyes watchful.

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