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Distinguished Finalist

Grace Johanns

Burlington, Iowa

Grace Johanns, 18, of Burlington, Iowa, a senior at Burlington High School, has volunteered for several years as a student mentor and counselor with the Camp Abilities sports camp at Iowa Braille School, inspired to give back by her own experience there as a camper. Grace has spent a week out of each summer providing friendship and support to campers who are blind or visually impaired, from giving advice on handling bullies to teaching independent living skills.