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Distinguished Finalist

Sarah Ruhe

San Diego, California

Sarah Ruhe, 17, of San Diego, Calif., a senior at Junipero Serra High School, led the charge in persuading her school administration to adopt the Rachel’s Challenge anti-bullying program, and since her junior year has served as president of the “Friends of Rachel Club” that organizes acts of kindness for students and staff. After benefiting from Rachel’s Challenge programming in middle school, Sarah worked diligently to ensure that similar programming was offered at her high school, too.