Eight-year-old Rose Muennix from Flint is no ordinary eight-year-old. Rose has been named a semifinalist in the 2011 search for Huggable Heroes, and is one of 75 young leaders recognized and honored by Build-A-Bear Workshop for helping make their communities and world a better place. 

Rose has donated more than 200 toys to Toys For Tots, she's donated her hair to Locks Of Love, and assists the Humane Society in an effort to make sure animals stay fed.

In May, Muenixx hopes to be named one of 10 finalists, each receiving a $10,000 grand prize, including a $7,500 educational scholarship and $2,500 which will go to charity.

We wish Rose luck, and thank her for dedication to local community service programs!