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State Honoree

Megan Ostrem

Oregon

Megan Ostrem, Evergreen Junior High School, Hillsboro, founded a clothing drive for the less fortunate called "The Evergreen Clothing Closet." She cleaned out a small room in her school to serve as the "closet" for her project, publicized her campaign throughout the school, and began collecting items. Many needy families and migrant workers in her community have benefited from the clothing drive, and its success has made it necessary for Ostrem to look for larger quarters.

"Volunteering has given me a great sense of accomplishment and the warm feeling that helping someone else is ten times better than helping just yourself."