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State Honoree

Emily Douglas

Ohio

Emily Douglas, McCord Middle School, Worthington, was recognized for starting "Grandma's Gifts" in memory of her late grandmother. Emily runs the small organization to provide social service agencies in Appalachian Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia with clothing, books and educational toys for needy children. Emily negotiated a donation-matching agreement with a local oil company, and works with local news groups to promote her cause.