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Naomi Peña Villasano graduates from Grand Valley High School with the support of her older brother Augustine Peña on May 27, 2023. She’s wearing a stole, previously referred to as a “sash,” with the Mexican and American flags on it that the Garfield County School District No. 16 said she was not allowed to wear during the ceremony.
Halle Zander
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After school administrators said she could not wear a custom stole to graduation, Naomi Peña Villasano filed a lawsuit against the Garfield County School District No. 16. The court denied issuing a restraining order against the district, but wore the stole anyway.
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