Cailey Aburn, a senior at the John Carroll School, has been named one of 10 winners in the second "Reconnecting the Circle" National High School Essay Contest.
Reconnecting the Circle's mission is to encourage people to learn about Native American cultures. The essay topic was, "Why is reconnecting the circle with Native Americans important today?"
Cailey was the only winner east of the Mississippi River in the national contest. She is the daughter of Tad and Joanie Aburn of Jarrettsville.
Her essay said, in part, "Reconnecting the circle with Native Americans is crucial in today's modern society. It allows individuals to discover the unique and insightful components of meaningful existence."