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State Honoree

Ann Nelson


Ann Nelson, Walker High School, Jasper, conducted a needed-items drive for Daybreak, a local center for abused women and their children. She spent over 50 hours creating flyers, setting up collection boxes in local stores, churches and businesses, and asking for donations door-to-door. After a month's work, truckloads of food, baby items and other supplies were collected, along with $700 for prescription medications.

"The value of volunteering is the happiness that comes from helping others."