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Contest win leads to New Orleans trip, meeting veterans

Guilderland High School ninth-grader Sarah Jones stands next to her exhibit at the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center in New Orleans in January.
Guilderland High School ninth-grader Sarah Jones stands next to her exhibit at the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center in New Orleans in January.
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Instead of simply writing about World War II, Guilderland High School ninth-grader Sarah Jones got to meet veterans who fought in the war’s battles. Jones was one of 51 students — one from each state and the District of Columbia — who wrote award-winning essays for the National World War II Museum’s Salute to Freedom contest, which was held in conjunction with the annual National History Day Contest. They received an all-expenses-paid trip to New ...


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