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State Honoree

Alia Szopa

New Hampshire

Alia Szopa, Central High School, Manchester, created a dance program called "Legato" for pre­ teen girls with developmental disabilities. Her program works in conjunction with the Moore Center, an agency serving the disabled, to provide training for dance instructors who will teach children at the center. One hour each week, from November to June, Szopa and five other instructors teach basic dance to five students.

"To be able to give of yourself to others without expecting anything in return is a most gratifying feeling."