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Distinguished Finalist

Emmaline Landes

El Dorado, Arkansas

Emmaline Landes, 15, of El Dorado, Ark., a sophomore at El Dorado High School, has raised more than $5,000 for local charities since 2013 through a line of paintings she calls “Heartworks,” and since February 2017 alone has sold or donated more than 80 of her paintings to support causes from abandoned animals to healthcare for people with ALS. Emmaline makes a point to invest in the people and missions behind each organization she supports; she also volunteers her time through her church and community service clubs.