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Distinguished Finalist

Sydney Horton

Greensboro, Georgia

Sydney Horton, 18, of Greensboro, Ga., a senior at Lake Oconee Academy, has raised nearly $25,000 since 2015 to provide enrichment opportunities for gifted students served by her local Boys and Girls Club. Sydney was inspired to launch the scholarship initiative by kids she met while tutoring at the club; her efforts have sent students to out-of-state and international education programs, college tours and more.