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State Honoree

Brandon Mulcunry

Connecticut

Brandon Mulcunry, Irving A. Robbins Middle School, Farmington, created a garden and harvested over 6,000 pounds of vegetables for St. Elizabeth House and Mercy Shelter in Hartford. He recruited more than I 00 people to help plant, cultivate, harvest and deliver the

produce, which was grown in a 50' x 100' garden plot in Farmington. Mulcunry and his volunteers have spent over 1,000 hours on the project, which was recognized in the New York Times and in local news media.

"I think I have made a difference in the world, which is what I set out to do."