Ahlquist to Receive Award at Playboy Mansion

May 8, 2013

The Rhode Island student who successfully challenged a prayer banner in Cranston public schools is getting an award from Hugh Hefner.

Jessica Ahlquist will receive a Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award at the playboy mansion in Beverly Hills. Ahlquist writes on her Facebook page that she is honored to be chosen but adds she is not expecting to meet Hugh Hefner in person. She says his daughter Christie Hefner will attend the ceremony, where Ahlquist will receive a plaque and $5,000.

Since her lawsuit, Ahlquist has been traveling the country speaking about her experience. She no longer attends Cranston Public Schools, saying she chose to be home-schooled to accommodate her public speaking schedule. She finishes