2 North Jersey teens teach tolerance

Sunday, May 1, 2016
by NorthJersey.com

Nour Abdelwahab remembered what it was like to move to the United States and adapt to a different land and culture, and that sparked the Hasbrouck Heights teenager’s desire to help recently arrived Syrian refugees in North Jersey.

Selin Ocal, a senior at Bergen County Academies, has spent many hours in school educating fellow students about what it is like to be Muslim as well as planning events that promote cultural, racial and socioeconomic tolerance among students.

For their work to promote diversity and fight Islamophobia, Nour and Selin, both 17, received certificates of accomplishment last month from the Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee of Northern New Jersey. The certificates were presented at a ceremony in Newark.

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