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At first glance, Kassandra Rodriguez may seem like your average student. She goes to a dental course in the mornings at NWACC, and then, later on, assists Heritage for periods 4-7. She’s been in Educational Talent Search since middle school. As for her plans after graduation, Kassandra wants to become a dental hygienist. But for Kassandra, these activities and the desire to work in dentistry are not what motivate her. For her, it is her religion that helps her to venture through the chaos of life. In 2011 a knock came to her door: a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses came to preach to her family. Soon after, her father started studying with a brother from the South Spanish Congregation of Rogers. Later on, Kassandra herself began to study with a sister from the same congregation. As Kassandra continued to study over the years, she progressed in her religion. She started to give assignments at her congregation’s meetings; she became a publisher and started to preach in 2014. On November 21st of 2015, she was baptized and officially became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. So how did the decision to be a Jehovah’s Witness affect Kassandra’s life? “I made that decision because I knew that I had found a purpose for my life. In the past six years, I’ve made true friends, and I’ve had the most incredible experiences. I never would have thought my life would become so radically different. I thank Jehovah for allowing me to see an alternate perspective on life and blessing me with a worldwide organization to belong to. I don’t worry about vain, worldly matters or if I’m perceived as being antisocial or if people think that I don’t have many friends. I care about my goals that I have set for my future when I graduate, like doing missionary work around the world and helping construct Kingdom Halls as well. I am beyond thrilled to be able to accomplish my dreams.” http://heritagetalon.org/6549/student-life/humans-of-nwa/student-spotlight-kassandra-rodriguez/
In 1943, the Court ruled against West Virginia when it punished students who were Jehovah’s Witnesses when wouldn’t salute the flag and ... Student Sues College Over 'Social Justice' Activism Mandate http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeleef/2017/01/22/student-sues-college-over-social-justice-activism-mandate/2/#6b9743931094 Jan 22, 2017 @ 07:00 AM =============== The Persecution of West Virginia Jehovah's Witnesses https://www.jstor.org/stable/23921380?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents