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Distinguished Finalist

Meghan Higgins

Rocky Face, Georgia

Meghan Higgins, 17, of Rocky Face, Ga., a senior at Christian Heritage School, led fundraising efforts and provided hands-on support for an initiative that designed and built a sustainable food source for a school for the deaf in Jamaica. Under Meghan’s leadership, $35,000 was raised to install the solar-powered aquaponic system, which now provides a community of more than 100 people with fish and fresh produce.