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State Honoree

Eddie Armstrong

Arkansas

Eddie Armstrong, North Little Rock High School, helped re-build a dilapidated and dangerous playground in his apartment complex. Having enjoyed the playground as a child, Armstrong made a plea to the state Department of Housing and Urban Development and received a grant to fund the restoration of the lot. New playground equipment and a basketball court were provided, and the area, previously deserted, is once again an attractive place for kids to play.

"If you put your mind and effort in the right direction, you can accomplish anything."