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Distinguished Finalist

Clare Vanspeybroeck

Rock Island, Illinois

Clare Vanspeybroeck, 18, of Rock Island, Ill., a member of Rock Island County 4-H and a senior at Alleman High School, has directed an annual volunteer meal-packaging event since 2015, raising more than $11,000 and packaging 78,000 meals over the past three years to feed the hungry in her region. Clare, whose events have drawn more than 500 volunteers, mentored several teenagers this year to ensure that the project can continue in the future.