Ashton Kutcher Recognizes Portland’s Deering High School Athletes
Actor Ashton Kutcher shared a video on his Facebook page that highlights the student athletes of different cultures at Deering High School in Portland. The video was produced by A Plus, a digital media company that produces videos focused on positive journalism. Kutcher is an investor in the company.
The video features female Muslim athletes at Deering facing the challenge of participating in sports while wearing a hijab. There was fear that the athlete's hijab might come off while playing, making it an embarrassing situation for them.
To solve the problem, Deering students raised money to purchase special sports hijabs designed to stay in place, becoming the first school in the country to do so.
Ashton Kutcher posted the video saying "I love seeing students support each other like this."
So do we Ashton.