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BRIDGET ABRALDES, 8, third-grader from Holbrook
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TALENT: Irish Dance
CONTESTS/PERFORMANCES/RECOGNITION: Placed first in 2010 in the under 8 years dvision of the North American National Irish Dance Competition in Disney World; traveled to Scotland to compete internationally in October 2010.
MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE MOMENT: Bridget's most memorable performance moment was winning the North American National Irish Dance Championship for her age group, which took place in July 2010 in Orlando. Since then, she has two Top Five finishes at the All Scotland Championships in Glasgow and Great Britain Championships held in southern England in October 2010. She just won the Mid Atlantic Regional Oireachtas held over the Thanksgiving weekend in Philadelphia.