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State Honoree

Annina Burns


Annina Bums, George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, founded "Y-NOT," a volunteer organization for teenagers to counter the unfavorable "Generation X" stereotype through service. Club members visit the Embry Rucker Shelter to befriend and tutor homeless children six hours a week. Y-NOT also sells calendars with pictures drawn by these children to fund the shelter. The 30-member club has become the largest at Bum's school.

"Working with Y-NOT has given me the opportunity to have experiences more profound than anything I have ever felt before."