You are here

Distinguished Finalist

Mayzie Potton

Kenai, Alaska

Mayzie Potton, 18, of Kenai, Alaska, a senior at Kenai Central High School, has helped put new books in the hands of more than 1,000 kids as co-founder of “TBooks,” an organization that has fundraised to provide literature to schools and students in several communities. During her summer living and teaching in Swaziland, Mayzie extended the program’s reach to an orphanage, and is now establishing a literature-based cultural exchange between students in Swaziland and Kenai.