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Smithtown High School West Senior Wins State VFW Contest

Pictured: Pictured left, Assistant Principal Annemarie Freund, social studies teacher Nancy Stewart, Abigail Jung, social studies teacher Daniela McKee and Social Studies Director Chuck Benvenuto.

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Abigail Jung, a senior at Smithtown 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.

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