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Covered in glory

A top student and now the top high school scorer in state history, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir knows there is more to life than a game. But does she have game.

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir competes with her legs and arms covered and with a hijab (or head scarf) on her head. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir competes with her legs and arms covered and with a hijab (or head scarf) on her head. (Globe Staff Photo / Michele McDonald)
By Marty Dobrow
Globe Correspondent / February 8, 2009

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SPRINGFIELD - Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir walks quietly through the halls of the New Leadership Charter School. She is soft-spoken and polite. The youngest child of a devout Muslim family, the 5-foot-3-inch senior believes in modesty, and is determined not to call attention to herself. (Full article: 1996 words)

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