GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich teenager Alana Galloway recently was honored by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) for winning a national award for her work to raise awareness about issues such as teen suicide and bullying.
Galloway, 17, attends Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich.
The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation named Galloway a 2015 Luce Leader, for using her writing and photography to increase attention to a variety of social issues.
Galloway has published her work in the Huffington Post and the Stewardship Report.
She has also written about human trafficking and prison reform.
“Finding work that you believe in is deeply important, and I encourage you to continue along the path that you have found,” Blumenthal wrote in a citation honoring Galloway.
“Human trafficking – like prison reform, teen suicide, and other troubling issues that you have highlighted – is something that people too often want to sweep under the rug.”
“As you continue with your studies and your career, I hope you continue asking difficult questions, rejecting easy answers, and using your gifts in reporting to bring out the truth.”
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