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State Honoree

Katy Ballenger

Utah

Katy Ballenger, Olympus High School, Salt Lake City, was recognized for founding the Help Us Give Service club (HUGS) at her school. The club has 123 student members who have performed over 1,200 hours of community service at homeless shelters and nursing homes, and for the March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity and other organizations. HUGS was so successful that Katy is in the process of making it a national organization.