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Distinguished Finalist

Isabella Garcia

Flagstaff, Arizona

Isabella Garcia, 17, of Flagstaff, Ariz., a junior at BASIS Flagstaff, has volunteered for the past two years with the Coconino County Teen Court, preparing cases and learning about the law to help minors convicted of misdemeanors learn from their mistakes and move on. Isabella started as a juror with the program and now serves as an attorney, a role that involves reviewing pertinent legal information before the two-hour court sessions, preparing remarks, honing her debate skills, and spending time with court officers after sessions to receive additional training.