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State Honoree

Alan Simpson

Wisconsin

Alan Simpson, J.F. Luther Middle School, Fort Atkinson, started a fundraising campaign to save a community landmark. The "Old Fort Koshkonog" was damaged by a fire in July, and was in danger of being tom down. Simpson's campaign to save the historic building included a bottle drive, a folk music festival and a request for donations. He made the first donation of $5 from his birthday money, and ended up raising over $13,000 for the restoration of the "Fort," which is now underway.

"I learned that anything is possible if it’s something you really believe in and want to do."