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Avril Lavigne Performs Free Concert

Pop singer Avril Lavigne performed a free concert for students at a high school that won a radio contest.

Teens flocked to the Dunkirk High School gymnasium Monday to hear the 18-year-old Canadian, who wore an oversized red T-shirt, baggy pants and a pair of vintage sunglasses.

“I think it’s the fact she’s our age and being herself,” said junior Katie Abramowicz. “Her fame is not based on her looks. She’s original in her music and the way she dresses.”

The students won the regional High School Spirit Contest sponsored by Buffalo’s Kiss 98.5 by collecting about 950,000 index cards with messages for troops in the Middle East.

Lavigne was nominated for five Grammy awards and has sold 4 million copies of her debut album, “Let Go.”

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