|What it Means to be Hungarian|
“Every year, the Pannonia American-Hungarian Club sponsors the Café Budapest Debutante Ball. The Fairfield, CT-based Club’s main objective is to promote Hungarian culture and its traditions.
“During the Café Budapest Ball, the ‘Justin Margitay-Balogh Scholarship’ is awarded to two young Hungarians, or Hungarian-Americans who have entered a higher level of education.
“In 2021, due to the Covid19 virus, the Debutante Ball has been cancelled. This year’s scholarship awardees are Monika Mihók and Greta Sárközy. Both recipients were active in the life of the Pannonia Club since early childhood, participating in its Christmas programs, and later on were debutantes at the Café Budapest Ball. They are both studying at the University of Connecticut, with excellent results.
“We wish Monika and Greta success in the future!
“Valéria Miklós, President and the Board members of the Pannonia American-Hungarian Club”
The following was Mónika Mihok’s qualifying essay. See the full story...