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Distinguished Finalist

Genevieve Weinstein

Tarzana, California

Genevieve Weinstein, 18, of Tarzana, Calif., a senior at CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, is an active volunteer with a teen-to-teen crisis hotline, working four to five shifts a month to guide other young people through crises ranging from suicidal thoughts to abuse to school stress. Genevieve completed a rigorous 65-hour training program to qualify for the position; today, in addition to dealing with calls, she also speaks at school and community events to raise awareness of the hotline and recruit volunteers.