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June 28, 2005

Valdosta - Nine-year-old Libby Norton is a little girl with a very big heart. "I want to help a kid get a home," said Libby.

Libby won Georgia's Junior Pre-Teen pageant in Atlanta last week, and brought home $1,000 in scholarship money. While many kids would enjoying spending or saving so much money for themselves, Libby wanted to share her prize. "I wanted it to go to college, charity, and to help a kid,' said Libby.

Half went to her college fund, but she's giving the rest away. Tuesday, she gave a check to Valdosta's Habitat for Humanity Chapter. "I know there's a lot of kids who don't have homes or toys and they have to live in the streets," said Libby.

"Quiet honestly, Libby has helped us to build another house," said Stuart Mullis, Habitat Director.

But her generosity doesn't end with Habitat. Libby's also saving some of the money to help a needy family during the holidays. "Closer to Christmas, I'm going to give presents to a foster child," said Libby.

She's proving that there's a lot more to this beauty queen than just a pretty face.

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