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"We Fly High"Throughout the years of our high school experience we have learned a lot about each other. We have learned about each other's character, personality, hobbies and favorite activities. Some of us are bullies, fighters or wimps but we all have one thing in common- our lives went in turmoil when the Taliban came. They seemed like redemption at first, but then turned our beloved town upside-down. Some of us fled to surrounding countries or to America, and some of us joined the Taliban and helped in the brutal murdering. Many loved ones were lost but none were forgotten. We will always remember those days when we all looked up in Kabul and the kites flew high in the brilliant blue winter sky...



Hassan
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Nickname: "Tenacious Hazaran" or "Flat-Nose"
Activities, Clubs, Sports: Kite running, Slingshot Club, Hazara's Against Bullying (HAB)
Senior Quote: "Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses."
Favorite Music and Hobbies: Old Hazaran folk songs,he enjoys shooting things with his slingshot and kite running for Amir, listening to Amir read him stories, going to Lollywood movies with Amir, climbing trees, and making up games in the backyard with Amir.
Most influential Book: Shahnamah the book that Amir used to read to him as a kid under the pomegranate tree and named his son Sorab after his favorite story in the collection.
Most likely to.... take the blame.
Future Goals: To reunite with Amir his best friend from childhood and to live teach his son the ways of the slingshot so he can stand up for himself and others who need it.


Assef

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Nickname: "the bully"; "one-eyed Assef"; "the ear-eater"
Activities, Clubs, Sports: soccer, fights, bullying, humiliating others and showing dominance, etc.
Quotations: "Strength lies not in defense but in attack." - Adolf Hitler; "Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live." - Adolf Hitler
Favorite Music and Hobbies: soccer and bullying, using his brass knuckles in fights, etc.
Most influential book: Biography of Hitler; Assef idolized Hitler; he gave the book to Amir at his birthday party and told him that it was his favorite book.
Most likely to... become the next Hitler, continue to be a bully, etc.
Future Goals: Assef wants to get rid of the Hazaras and demonstrate power and dominance through violence.

Baba
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Nickname: Toophan agha which means "Mr. Hurricane"
Activities, Clubs, Sports: wrestling
Quotation: "Drop the devil to his knees begging for mercy" - Rahim Khan
Favorite Music and Hobbies: worked on construction sites, drinks brandy and whiskey (alcohol), smokes a pipe, listens to the morning news on the Radio Kabul
Most influential book: No Excuses
Most likely to.... become very successful in life and live a long loving life
Future goals: to be successful in construction and to prove to his family that he can run a business and not be a lawyer like his father



Rahim Khan

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Nickname: "The Father Figure"
Activities, Clubs, Sports: mentoring children, giving advice to those who need it
Senior Quote: "Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction." - Annie Sullivan
Hobbies: reading Amir's novels, drinking with Baba, watching soccer, bazkashi, and kite fighting
Most Influential Book: The Life of Ghandi
Most likely to.... Give someone the shirt off his back & Be the best dad
Future goals: To have great friends and an awesome family


Amir
Nickname: "Ghost"
Activities, Clubs, Sports: National Honor Society
Senior Quote: "Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently."

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Favorite music/hobbies: Ahmad Zahir
Most Influential Book: His mothers old books, The Koran, and Shahnamah
Most likely to....be a famous writer
Future goals: write famous award winning novels
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