Stamford Student Wins National Competition For Original Song
Annie Nirschel, 17, won the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Constituting AmericaÃ¢â‚¬ Best Song by a High School Student award. Nirschel has been singing since she was 7. Her first performance was singing the Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Star-Spangled BannerÃ¢â‚¬ at a Bridgeport Bluefish game. She sang in front of more than 15,000 people at Battery Park in Manhattan for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and for more than a million people at the 2011 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Salute to IsraelÃ¢â‚¬ parade, also in Manhattan.
Nirschel performed the award-winning song, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Am Me,Ã¢â‚¬ at State Cinema in Stamford on Monday. Constituting America is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 with the mission of utilizing culture, film, television and music to educate Americans about the importance of the U.S. Constitution.
Check out the image gallery from the Stamford, Connecticut Premiere on June 10