Canadian teen singer Avril Lavigne sent Dunkirk High School into a frenzy Monday, performing a free concert for students there, after they won a local radio contest.
Teens flocked to the high school gymnasium for the morning concert. "I've been waiting for so long," said student Danielle Kohler. "I've never had the chance to meet her. I'm so happy."
Dunkirk won a regional school spirit contest by collecting about 950,000 index cards bearing messages for troops in the Middle East.
Lavigne, 17, is a grammy-nominated artist, and is gaining popularity in part for what she is not - a glamour girl.
"I think it's the fact she's our age and being herself," said Katie Abramowicz, a junior at Dunkirk High School. "Her fame is not based on her looks. She's original in her music and the way she dresses."