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State Honoree

Daniel Carlson

North Dakota

Daniel Carlson, 14, of Erik Ramstad Middle School in Minot, North Dakota, volunteered at an area nursing home and hospital during his summer break. Danny visited with the residents of the Trinity Nursing Home twice each week, talking with them, taking them to and from physical therapy sessions, and accompanying them on picnics. He also worked at the main information desk and helped the staff by answering telephones and assisting callers. "I learned that just a small amount of time makes a big difference for people living in a nursing home," Danny said.