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Our Community Star

Posted July 28, 2011 | General

Logan Houptley is a freshman at Nazareth Area High School, and co-founder of Mikayla’s Voice, non-profit organization. This past November, he was one of the main speakers at a national convention for ARC of the United States, an organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities. He is involved with Friends of ANDYMIL™, Bethlehem recycling and Angel 34. Logan is a National Society of High School Scholars member, a member of the NAHS student council and co-homeroom representative. He plays junior varsity boys’ soccer and runs for the high school’s track and field team. Logan has been actively educating children about children with disabilities since elementary school. His first project in educating others about children with disabilities was to coauthor “Our Friend Mikayla.” Most recently for his confirmation community service project, Logan organized a piggy bank decorating contest. Children uniquely decorated the pigs, and then they auctioned off to raising more than $1,000 for Mikayla’s Voice. All of the funds are being used to produce and promote the book “Our Friend Mikayla,” Logan includes everyone and treats everyone with respect!

Tonight he received the Homewood Suites & Lehigh Valley IronPigs Community Star Award. The Homewood Suites Community Star Award is designed to recognize Lehigh Valley area community leaders — teachers, coaches, volunteers, etc. — anyone who you feel makes a difference in the local community and commits their time and talent to make the Lehigh Valley a better place!

Congratulations to Logan; he is committed to making the Lehigh Valley a better place.

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