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State Honoree

Jennifer Koeppel

New York

Jennifer Koeppel, Amherst Middle School, Snyder, chairs an AIDS awareness committee at her school, which collects money and gifts for the Benedict House, a home for people living with AIDS. Under her leadership, the committee has grown from five to 15 students over the past three years. Koeppel's committee organized a Wellness Walk, a bake sale, and a popcorn sale to raise money for the home.

"The most memorable part of my involvement in the AIDS awareness committee was to actually witness my fellow students increase their knowledge of the disease."