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State Honoree

Scot Miller

North Dakota

undertook a trio of volunteer projects to help his community. After learning that the public library’s expansion plan needed donations last summer, Scot led an aluminum-can recycling drive, raising nearly $100 for the library fund and creating an ongoing recycling program in his neighborhood. Also during the summer months, Scot spent four hours a day volunteering as a junior recreation leader for the parks department in nearby Moorhead, Minnesota. His duties included organizing group games, giving finger-painting lessons, and playing with preschoolers. Scot is also president of his school’s Builder’s Club, a student organization dedicated to promoting volunteer efforts within the community. Recently the club helped the Fargo Park District run its annual Fall Festival, a popular community Halloween carnival featuring games, a haunted house, face painting, food and fun. Why volunteer? “Simple,” said Scot. “Community service is a lot of fun. It touches the lives of countless people, myself included, which gives me a sense of pride.”