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Amazing Abigail!

February 20, 2024

Abigail Jung, a senior at High School West, has won the New York State VFW Voices of Democracy audio-essay contest.

The theme was "What are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?" The VFW contest began in 1947 and provides students with a unique opportunity to express themselves in a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.

Abigail will be traveling to Washington, D.C. in March to compete for the national prize, which is a $35,000 college scholarship. Congratulations and best of luck in Washington, D.C.!

Pictured left to right: Assistant Principal Annemarie Freund, SS Teacher Nancy Stewart, Senior Abigail Jung, SS Teacher Daniela McKee and SS Director Chuck Benvenuto

Abigail Jung posing for picture with HSW administrators and staff