Published by The Lincoln Journal Star
Nibras Basitkey has come a long way since she and her Yazidi family moved to Lincoln after ISIS invaded their small village in northern Iraq.
She joined a new community, a new school. Learned a new language. Joined the speech and debate team at Lincoln North Star High School, where she made it to nationals. Interned for a congressman and was the first from her family to graduate high school, where she gave the commencement speech in 2018. Enrolled in college — another family first — and joined Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai's nonprofit, where she advocates for girls and their right to an education.
Yes, she's come a long way.
So, when NBC's morning show "Today" came calling looking to share her remarkable journey, Basitkey didn't hesitate.
Read the full story by Zach Hammack: https://bit.ly/3b5Yrvz