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State Honoree

Heidi Larison

Kansas

Heidi Larison, Andover Middle School, was recognized for starting her own campaign to purchase stuffed animals for her local police, fire, and emergency medical service departments to give to children in crisis situations. Heidi collected donations and organized car washes to raise the money needed to buy the stuffed animals. Ultimately, she was able to donate 71 stuffed animals to the Andover emergency services departments.