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Distinguished Finalist

Abigail Gearhart

Rogers, Arkansas

Abigail Gearhart, 17, of Rogers, Ark., a junior at Shiloh Christian School, co-founded the “Soles for Souls for Mission of Hope” shoe drive in 2015, leading efforts that have collected more than 2,500 new or gently-used pairs of shoes for people in need in Haiti. Abigail, who started as a county team lead and then became the leader for the entire collection, has traveled to Haiti to deliver shoes in person; she also raised $300 to buy small gifts for orphans there by designing and selling T-shirts.