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SVHS Senior Crowned 2014 Parade Princess
Service gives us the opportunity to share our time, attention, resources, abilities, and most of all, our hearts, with others. Participating in meaningful service experiences not only helps others, but it provides opportunities for development and transformation in various areas of our own lives. Service is the key component in the selection of the Union County Parade Princess.
This year Gabby Dionisio has been named Parade Princess for the Union County Christmas Parade. She was crowned Thursday evening, November 6, 2014, at an open house and reception hosted by Shops at Nottingham. This event is held each year to honor a local Senior of Union County Schools for her service to the community. The princess is selected from twelve candidates representing Union County High Schools to lead the parade, which is set for Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Gabby will receive a $4,000 Alex Kahle Memorial Scholarship, which honors the Porter Ridge High School senior who died in a car accident in 2007 after being selected as her school’s nominee.
When asked to share her sentiments about being chosen as Parade Princess, Gabby responded, “I’m thankful to have the opportunity to represent my school at the parade. Being recognized for all the work and service I have done is incredible, and I’m ecstatic in knowing all of my hard work paid off.”
Gabby certainly exhibits hard work consistently in many capacities. She is able to maintain academic success while still being involved in a number of school related activities. She is a strong leader and well-respected by her peers. Gabby is the current Student Body President and very active in Student Council. She is a member of National Honor Society and is involved in a variety of service projects. Gabby is also a cheerleader and editor-in-chief of the Spartan Shield, the school newspaper.
The remarkable motivation, character, service, and leadership displayed, along with the scholarship received, will assist Gabby in future achievements as she continues on to college and a career.
Written by: Carrie Mabry, Media Coordinator
Posted: Nov 13, 2014 by Carrie Mabry