Bennington high schooler named 'Miss Vermont Outstanding Teen'

Posted at: 04/29/2014 6:09 PM
Updated at: 04/29/2014 6:52 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Lexi Federhen
Lexi Federhen
Photo: File / WNYT

BENNINGTON, Vt. - Some good news for a high school junior from Bennington.

Lexi Federhen has now been named Miss Vermont Outstanding Teen for 2014.

NewsChannel 13 first spoke to Federhen last week after she won an essay contest sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders.

The Mt. Anthony Union student's essay covered health care and gun control and also criticized congress for being dysfunctional.