She had won. She could hardly believe it. Her piece was voted “best in show” at the state-wide art competition and the $300 award seemed to have limitless possibilities. With her grand prize money, the help of her family, and piles of unwanted crayons, this twelve-year-old American began a business. From schools, friends, and local restaurants, she collected thousands of broken crayons, over 800 pounds worth. The brightly colored bits and pieces melted down into new creations, sold in support of African orphans. Empowered by creativity, she continues to color once darkened futures with dignity, hope, and happiness.