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State Honoree

Megan Bohannon

Kentucky

Megan Bohannon, 17, of Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky, founded Students Taking Action to Reach Society {STARS}, a service-oriented group that exists not only to help those in need but to offer students inspirational activities to keep them away from drugs. With her advisor's help, Meg has recruited more than 70 fellow classmates to participate in many service projects which she coordinates. Last year, STARS conducted a 24-hour fast to raise money to purchase food to benefit the homeless. A coat collection followed, which yielded over 150 used coats for the poor, coats for which Meg arranged free dry cleaning with a local business owner. "If you have been blessed with the finer things, share them," Meg said. "Give of your time and your resources so that you can touch someone's life."