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State Honoree

Renya Furuya

Hawaii

Renya Furuya, Kaiser High School, Honolulu, lectures to elementary school students on self-worth, peer pressure and drug use. Furuya began working with elementary school students when she was in middle school. She initiated her lecture circuit when she entered high school and became an officer of the school service club. The group leads discussions in a different school each semester.

"The experience and value of volunteering and giving back to the community lives on inside of you."