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Distinguished Finalist

Sophia Andrews

Bear, Delaware

Sophia Andrews, 16, of Bear, Del., a sophomore at Wellspring Christian Academy, is the founder of “Ngoma Kenya,” a nonprofit dedicated to supporting orphaned children in Nairobi through dance and other arts programming; she also dedicates the money she earns from babysitting to supporting three Kenyan children. Inspired to start her nonprofit by the kids she met during a service trip to a Nairobi orphanage, Sophia has returned to the orphanage to teach dance classes, and has fundraised for clothes and school supplies as well.