Homer Alaska - News

Story last updated at 8:34 PM on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Local teen honored


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McKenzy Haber

McKenzy Haber, 14, of Homer has been selected as one of five winners in the Technology for a Better World campaign by Ashoka's Youth Venture, a global organization supporting youth social entrepreneurs, and Best Buy Co., Inc. McKenzy and the other winners will be recognized at the Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C., for their innovative contributions to public and community service, and will spend a day at Ashoka's headquarters learning how to expand their efforts. A press release from Ahoka's Youth Venture described McKenzy as passionate about wild places, animals, food justices, conversation and sustainability. He was part of a team that organized a TEDx event for 140 Alaskans and streamed to 1,800 people around the world on the subject of environmental sustainability.


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