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State Honoree

Jamie Morales

Kansas

Jamie Morales, Jardine-Edison Junior Academy, Wichita, lost her godfather, uncle and mother to AIDS, and has a father who is living with the disease. To fight back, Morales gives educational presentations to other students and community groups on preventing HIV and AIDS. In the past year, she has spoken to more than a thousand people and is in the process of videotaping her program for the AIDS Fund.

"I learned that my story has a big impact in it and people love to hear me speak. I would tell other people that it is great to volunteer and know that you are helping someone else."