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Distinguished Finalist

Meachelle Lum

San Ramon, California

Meachelle Lum, 17, of San Ramon, Calif., a senior at Dougherty Valley High School, was motivated by her mother’s death from an aneurysm caused by arteriovenous malformation to start an initiative with her dad called the “Lum AVM Organization,” raising awareness of the condition and money for charitable causes. Since starting the organization in late 2016, more than $90,000 has been raised to support causes ranging from brain aneurysm research to scholarships to women and children’s charities.