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State Honoree

Marcy Bluvas


Marcy Bluvas, George Norris Middle School, Omaha, organized a beautification project for her neighborhood. After attending an urban community improvement conference, she enlisted the help of 12 local children and their families to plant more than 4,000 flowers over an eight-block area. Bluvas dedicated more than 200 hours to her project last summer, and continues to coordinate the care and maintenance of the landscaping.

"I developed the skills to coordinate a project involving other kids from its inception to completion including coming up with the idea, raising money, and enlisting help from others."