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State Honoree

Derek Miller

Rhode Island

Derek Miller, Wickford Middle School, North Kingstown, played a major role in his community's "Make a Difference Day." He helped advertise and plan the event, which included a drive for food, toys and clothing, along and community clean-up project. The items collected were given to various charities, including the American Red Cross and the North Kingstown Food Pantry. Miller continues to collect items for local homeless people.

"I have learned that teamwork gets the job done, and that helping others is better than helping yourself "