(Dave Solomon/Union Leader)
Cassandra Levesque, in the second year of her campaign to end child marriage in New Hampshire, testifies before the House Children and Family Law Committee earlier this year.
Now a freshman political science major at Southern New Hampshire University, Levesque dedicated her Girl Scout Gold Award project to the cause, lobbying the state Senate for over a year to raise the minimum marriage age. On May 2, the New Hampshire State Senate voted unanimously to raise the minimum marrying age from 13 to 16. Levesque was glad to see some change, but is still pushing for more.