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Editor’s note: Greenwich High School freshman Rohan Subramaniam won first place in the 2019 Alma Rutgers Defining Diversity Writing Contest, run by the Greenwich First Selectman’s Diversity Advisory Committee. This is his winning entry:

Usman wakes up at 6:45 am — early enough so that she

Has time for her Fajr. She kneels down

Facing the qiblah and closes her eyes, just like

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