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Malala Celebrates High School Graduation, Joins Twitter

She plans to spend her summer visiting young women around the world.

07/07/2017 8:20 PM IST | Updated 07/07/2017 8:20 PM IST

Female-education advocate Malala Yousafzai finished high school on Friday and used the turning point as an opportunity to join Twitter.

She initiated her account with a series of tweets about the symbolism of completing her studies:

Yousafzai said she’ll resume her Girl Power Trip next week, visiting young women in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. She began the tour in Lancaster, Pennsylvania ― known as the United States’ “refugee capital” ― in April, and spent the day meeting with female refugees and community leaders.

There’s no word yet on what her college plans are, but she reportedly applied to universities in the United Kingdom that offer a philosophy, politics and economics degree.

Yousafzai is the youngest person to have received the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.N. Messenger of Peace Designation. The Canadian government also awarded her honorary citizenship earlier this year. 

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