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Megan Johnson nets 2010 AXA Achievements Scholarship
Megan Johnson, a high school senior attending Highline CHOICE Academy, will receive $10,000 as the Washington state winner of the 2010 AXA Achievements Scholarship in association with U.S. News and World Report. Johnson is one of 52 students — one from each state, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico — that have been awarded scholarships of $10,000. Johnson, 19, started “Megan’s Mission,” a nonprofit organization she founded at age 10 as a vehicle for volunteer work. Through this organization, Johnson started making blankets and taking them to people living on the streets. She also donated socks, gloves, underwear and other supplies. To date she has made more than 1,000 blankets and has 30 volunteers participating in her organization. To learn more, visit www.megansmission.freeservers.com/index.html.