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Distinguished Finalist

Julie Baldassano


Julie Badassano, 17, of Maple Glen, PA, a junior at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, has knitted 280 hats and sold them through a website she created called "Hats For Homes," making more than $2,800 to support the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. Julie, who has volunteered for the organization for more than four years, also knits with residents of a local nursing home and founded a knitting club at her school to help make more hats for the project.