Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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HAMDEN – Sacred Heart Academy senior Abigail Kelly has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the nation in the Envision “Chase the Race 2016” program.

Envision, an educational organization dedicated to giving students learning experiences outside the classroom, created the Chase the Race 2016 this year to give students the opportunity to report on the presidential election. The 12 reporters will be on-site at key events to capture milestone experiences leading up to the 2017 presidential inauguration.

As a “Super Tuesday” reporter, Miss Kelly will travel to Arlington, Va., on March 1 to interview the candidates and cover various election-related events.

Miss Kelly has been enthralled with news anchors since she was 5 years old. She now is editor-in-chief of Alethea, the student newspaper.

She is an alumna of the Envision National Young Leaders State Conference, a requirement for all Chase the Race 2016 applicants.

“I am so excited for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Miss Kelly said. “I have a strong interest in history and English and am considering a career in journalism, writing and communications.”

Miss Kelly is the daughter of Shawn and Tina Kelly of the Huntington section of Shelton. Her sisters, Amanda and Olivia, are graduates of Sacred Heart Academy.