Teen rocker Avril Lavigne went back to school on Monday (19MAY03) when she performed a free concert for contest winners.

Young students flocked to the DUNKIRK HIGH SCHOOL, New York, gymnasium to hear the 18-year-old SK8ER BOI singer, who wore an oversized red T-shirt, baggy pants and a pair of vintage sunglasses.

Student KATIE ABRAMOWICZ says, "I think it's the fact she's our age and being herself. Her fame is not based on her looks. She's original in her music and the way she dresses."

The Dunkirk students won the regional HIGH SCHOOL SPIRIT CONTEST by collecting about 950,000 index cards with messages for troops in the Middle East.

21/05/2003 02:23