Emily McDonald is a junior at Clarkrange High School. A participant in Appalachian Teen Leaders for the past three years, she has risen in the ranks to the position of facilitator at Save the Children conferences. Her teen group in Fentress County calls themselves THE-Teens Helping Everyone. Among the many service activities THE has been involved in is the building of an outdoor playground at a local community center. THE has participated and aided in the packaging and distribution of over 500 emergency assistance kits including toiletries and first aid supplies for survivors of disasters such as floods and hurricanes. It has also challenged other youth groups in the area to match or exceed their output.
This past summer, Ms. McDonald served as a Child Youth Intern for Save the Children and will return again this summer to volunteer for the Summer America Reads program and the summer arts program at South Fentress.
She plans to attend a four-year university after graduation.
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