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President Obama honors Kauai girl at White House

Photo courtesy: U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's office. Photo courtesy: U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's office.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Barack Obama honored a young woman from Kauai at the White House on Thursday.

Desiree Vea, of Koloa, was recognized as one of the 11 Native American Youth Leaders.

Vea came home to Kauai after college and worked to fight the high rate of homelessness and poverty among Native Hawaiians.

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