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C. where she’ll join other honorees—two from each state and the District of ColumbiaIn Washington along with other honorees Macy will tour landmarks attend an award ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and visit with congressional representatives"I’m excited about making new friends and meeting new people" she saidBased on the number of hours she’s put into volunteering Macy also was selected to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service which includes a certificate suitable for framing and a letter from the presidentHer mother is understandably proud"When I found out about the award I could hardly contain myself" said Samantha Vasquez "We are proud of her anyway" but this honor reinforced that feelingBecca Lord teacher and student leadership advisor at Valley Middle School is also pleased for Macy"She was practically bursting when she came to tell me about it" she said "She was beaming"Competition for selection of a nominee from the school was so keen a committee was formed to decide said LordMacy’s application was forwarded to the state level where representatives of The Prudential Company chose North Dakota’s two award recipients Lord said "I’m sure they had a lot of really good kids to consider" ‘She’s busy’The award Macy received is well-deserved Lord said "Macy is involved in anything she can be She’s busy""Busy" might be an understatementMacy is involved in the school’s YORS Youth Gaining Opportunities Recognition and Skills program and participates in the Helping Hands a Grand Forks School District program that gives students valuable volunteer experienceThrough Helping Hands Macy spent about 10 hours a week last summer caring for and playing with children with special needs and other kids at a local day care"I would push them on swings and rub their backs to help them go to sleep at nap time" she said "I like to work with people mainly I like to be around kids"She’s also a member of the Grand Forks Youth Commission which provides middle school student leaders the opportunity to voice a youth perspective on local issues and work on solutions to challenges affecting young peopleMacy "has raised money to support our troops she helped to clean up the Greenway event last year and participated with our student leadership program" said LordShe’s also washed cars for Special Olympics worked at her school’s concession stand helped to build a mini-library for elementary students and mentored new students at her schoolOne of her latest projects is raising money for next week’s "Pennies for Patients" a four-day campaign at Valley whereby students compete in teams to raise money in coin donations for blood cancer diseaseLast year the students almost tripled their goal of $500 Lord saidSupporting fellow studentsMacy has also found a way to help kids in her school who may need someone to talk withShe and her friend Lexi Kraemer also an eighth-grader started a group called EHAV or Everyone Has a Voice which meets every Monday before classes begin "to allow students to come in and talk" about whatever is on their minds she saidThe group is "purely student-led" Lord saidThe idea may have been emerged because Macy is "so social" said Lord"I’ve always been a chatty kid—open to talk to everyone" Macy saidIt’s another example of her desire to help othersVolunteering "is the main thing I like to do" she said "I like to help out And I’m happy once we’re done doing it"An extensive mopping up operation to search for arms or stranded terrorists and other casualties is ongoing in Michika after troops sacked the terrorists who have been operating in the town and it’s environ The main assault on terrorists main positions was concluded yesterday as many of them died in the combat Troops who sustained injuries in the operation are receiving necessary medical attention Other troops are continuing the pursuit of those who are on the run from the town Normalcy has been restored accordingly Meanwhile Nigerian officers in key command positions of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are in the process of accounting for their actions leading to the loss of weapons men and location in their area of responsibility in the mission area This is a normal military procedure in major operations or after encounters The essence is to extract and collate relevant information for subsequent missions It could also lead to or determine appropriate disciplinary action where necessary Before they lived behind the White House gates Barack and Michelle Obama dealt with the day-to-day racism experienced by black families across America the First Couple told People in an exclusive new interview "I think people forget that weve lived in the White House for six years" Michelle Obama said "Before that Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago who had his share of troubles catching cabs" “The small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced” President Obama said “It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala It’s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed or worse if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress” Read more at People See Michelle Obama’s Best Outfits of 2014 After being criticized for wearing a sparkly sleeveless dress to the 2013 State of the Union Obama went with a more conservative ensemble by Azzedine Alaia for the 2014 State of the Union Address Drew Angerer—EPA Never one to shy away from color Obama donned a bold red coat for a visit from French President Francois Hollande in February Pete Marovich—Bloomberg/Getty Images Obama won plaudits for this powder blue and black lace gown by Carolina Herrera which she wore to a state dinner with Hollande in February Evan Vucci—AP During a visit to Beijing in March to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping Obama wore a custom dress by Naeem Khan which updated the traditional Chinese red dress — and her daughters didn’t look too bad either Andy Wong—Pool/AFP/Getty Images The first lady doesn’t just own formal wear For this visit to a Beijing school that prepares children to study abroad she dressed casually but with flair Andy Wong—Pool/Getty Images For this February appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Obama went with a sleeveless jumpsuit showing off her toned arms NBC/Getty Images The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is often jokingly called Nerd Prom but Obama’s choice of a grey tulle embroidered dress from Marchesa was neither nerdy nor prom-like Olivier Douliery—Pool/Getty Images The devil may wear Prada but Obama went for another Naeem Khan when she met fashionista Anna Wintour at a ribbon-cutting in May Paul Zimmerman—WireImage/Getty Images Returning from the dedication of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Obama aimed for a subdued but still classy look Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images The president may have gone for jeans but Michelle Obama was ready for summer wearing a crisp white summer dress to the White House Fourth of July celebration Brendan Smialowski—AFP/Getty Images For a luncheon at The Grammy Museum in July Obama once again went sleeveless in a white dress from Phillip Lim Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic/Getty Images During a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly Obama wore a colorful wrap from Diane von Furstenberg Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images At an awards dinner held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Obama chose a dress from Bibhu Mohapatra’s fall collection Nicholas Kamm—AFP/Getty Images No ugly Christmas sweaters in sight as Obama daughters Malia and Sasha and the family dogs greet the White House Christmas tree Joshua Roberts—Bloomberg/Getty Images Ending the year in style and mirroring the White House Christmas decorations Obama wore this dress by Monique Lhuiller to the Kennedy Center honors in 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