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High school senior's witty, confident yearbook quote goes viral

by Scott Stump /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Forget song lyrics or famous literary passages: A California high school student has kept it simple and hilarious with a senior yearbook quote that might have everyone else in the class of 2015 playing for second place.

Rafika Alami, 17, a senior at Summit High School in Fontana, California, figured she would have some fun in her senior quote with a little trash talk involving the hijab that she has worn regularly since sixth grade.

The quote has been retweeted nearly 20,000 times, and Alami, who goes by the nickname Fefe, says it's all in fun.

"I didn't expect it to get that viral,'' she told "I'm really excited and happy. It's a great way to end my senior year. I wrote it because I thought it would be funny. I meant it in no way offensively."

While she has gotten some racist and unkind responses on social media, the majority have been positive.

"The funniest and probably the smoothest reaction I got was similar from two people,'' she said. "They quoted my tweet and said 'Will you give me a chance?' It was cute."

The question now is whether any other seniors across the country can top the creative quote.

"I'm not sure if they can, but I challenge everyone to try,'' Alami said.

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