William Floyd High School Junior Wins Third Place in Suffolk County Women in the Courts Essay Contest


Dabney Villasenor recently took home third place for her essay on the topic, “Why I Can’t Wait to Vote.”

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Dabney Villasenor is pictured with her English teacher, Ms. Amanda Irish.

Photo by: William Floyd School District

Mastic Beach, NY – May 25, 2017 – Dabney Villasenor, a William Floyd High School junior, recently took home third place in the Suffolk County District Administrative Judges’ “Women in the Courts” essay contest for her essay on the topic, “Why I Can’t Wait to Vote.” For her efforts, Dabney received $100. This essay contest was part of Women’s History Month and commemorated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State.
In her essay, which was part of an assignment in Ms. Amanda Irish’s AP English class, Dabney wrote, “Americans are provided a voice through voting, and once I am granted this voice, I’ll use it to instill uplifting changes within society’s perspective on difference.”
When not writing award-winning essays, Dabney serves as a justice in the Youth & Government program, is a member of Key Club and has participated in the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Portfolio Project and the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). Congratulations, Dabney!