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State Honoree

Heather Hitzman

Oregon

Heather Hitzman, 13, of Siuslaw Middle School in Florence, Oregon, led her seventh-grade class in a project to test and clean up a stream that is home to Coho Salmon. Heather, a team leader on the project and aspiring biologist, also helped raise $6,000 to support the Condon Creek Stream Team. Her efforts were so successful that her teacher invited Heather to train this year's seventh­ grade class in the project's activities. "I learned how good it feels to help the environment," said Heather.