Six Alaskan Children Recognized for Their Community Service

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by Marissa Silver

Anchorage, AK -  Out at the Alaska State Fair Sunday, a group of children were honored for their commitment to their communities.

 
Six children from Alaska, ages 13 to 19 were recognized by being presented with the Summer Heroes Award for their community service efforts.
 
Even though each recipient does different activities in their hometowns, it's the impact it has on them they say which makes it special.
 
"It's amazing, I love giving back to my community because before I started volunteering I had no idea these opportunities were available and so getting to be in my community and helping people out there, it's great to do that," said Sarah Dykman who was a Recipient of Recognition.
 
"It's amazing, I love the feeling of being able to help people in my community," Jenna Hansen who was also recognized.
 
Wach recipient was given a $1,500 check to put towards their college fund.