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Eden Cummings thrives on serving others.

A voracious reader, Eden also plays flag football and is ahead of schedule on her path to earn a black belt in taekwondo. She also plays piano and will perform in her school’s upcoming musical.

“She has a very sweet, sweet heart,” her mother, Jenny Cummings, said.

For Christmas, Eden and her brother, Jack, asked that instead of a big gift, money be donated to Set Free Alliance, a nonprofit serving children rescued from slavery in India. On her birthday, Eden asked friends to donate to the Humane Society.

Eden’s parents, Todd and Jenny Cummings, said their daughter is willing to use her spiritual gifts to help others. Her faith has inspired her to contribute to ministries at home and around the world, especially those that serve young children and animals. Eden is particularly fond of her dog, Daisy, and cat, Maggie.

“She prays every night for her friends and people that she knows of who are struggling,” Jenny Cummings said.

Meghan Hammett, Eden’s teacher at Shannon Forest Christian School, said she is a leader in and out of the classroom.

“Eden is not only a leader in academics and recreation, but also she is a leader socially and spiritually,” Hammett said. “Her deep desire to treat others with fairness and respect is reflective of God’s nature and is seen in the way she conducts herself with her classmates. Furthermore, Eden’s excellence and determination is seen in everything that she does as she inspires those around her.”

Eden’s favorites…

Movie: “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”

Food: Anything Mexican

Book: “The 39 Clues” series

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