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Abby Friedemann

SDAP 2012 Scholarship Winner

Abby Friedemann Scholarship Winner 2012Abby is graduating from Westview High School and plans to attend University of Arizona in the fall. 

She found an interest in dance in high school and continually worked at improving her skills until she her high school’s nationally ranked dance troupe.  She shares her love of dance with special needs classmates through the “Best Buddies” club to teach and perform dance together. 

Abby participated in a mission trip to Haiti where she worked with orphan children.

Abby found herself in a life changing moment when she was in Mexicali with her family during the 2010 Easter Day earthquake.  Abby was inspired to a career in broadcast journalism after seeing how a local news crew ignored the stories of damage and devastation. 

She hopes to give voice to stories that might otherwise be lost. Abby shared the stories of need in Mexicali and has helped to put together multiple donation drives which has helped to raise $5,000 in food and supplies. 

Her high school counselor found this description for Abby. “Her true love of helping the special needs’ students and her humanitarian relief efforts in Mexicali show the kindness and compassion that exudes from her heart.”


2012 Winners : Abby | Ana | Danielle | Ellen | Michelle | Taylor
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