Abington Heights High School senior student Cassidy Henry won an international silver medal in a Russian Essay Contest.
Cassidy’s national gold medal award-winning essay advanced to the international point of competition, where Professor Kataeva of the Pushkin Institute in Moscow directed the judging of the 31st National Russian Essay Contest at the international level. Cassidy won a silver medal on this level. She received a certificate in Russian and a pin for her efforts.
Cassidy has earned three national gold medals for her essays and one international silver medal. She has, also, won four gold medals in the Russian Olympiada competitions. In addition, Cassidy earned a scholarship this past summer to study at Kazan University in Kazan, Russia for six weeks. Last year, she won top prize in a Russian Art competition. She is the most decorated Russian language student at Abington Heights High School.