STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Sixteen-year-old Ashley Beamer choked up as it hit her - the weeklong summer camp with The Second Mile she looks forward to each year was coming to an end.

During an awards ceremony for the culmination of the camp on Friday at a park near the University Park Airport, the rising junior from Tunkhannock, Pa., got a certificate for being able to identify a song the fastest. But on a more serious note, Beamer’s demeanor throughout the five-day summer camp earned her praise from her fellow campers.

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