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MIA award goes to high-school grad

Special to The Sun
Abigail Buss receives her award from Dave Schill, president of the Moorestown Improvement Association.

Moorestown High School graduate Abigail Buss is this year’s recipient of the $1,000 Ellen Shiplee scholarship from the Moorestown Improvement Association.

She credits her family upbringing for teaching her the value of community service.

“I was raised in a household and community of faith where service was always put first,” she recalled. “My sisters and I were taught to be appreciative and grateful for what we have and to recognize not everyone is as fortunate.”

During her time in high school, Buss was a volunteer at the Perkins Center for the Arts and a co-founder and active supporter of the Live Civilly organization, a food pantry in town. As a member of Moorestown’s Crew, Buss volunteered to teach younger kids at Learn-to-Row camps.

She has also undertaken independent efforts to raise awareness and financial support for a variety of special causes.

“I love sewing and baking, so I began making pillows and baked goods to raise money for animal shelters,” Buss explained. “I began cycling and I chose to raise funds for children’s cancer research.”

Buss will attend the University of Delaware in the fall and pursue a STEM-related major so she can eventually concentrate her studies in either neuroscience or environmental science. She wants to find a way to build a career that combines her academic focus on science with her love of photography, travel and service.

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