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Distinguished Finalist

Ngoc Vuong

Wichita, Kansas

Ngoc Vuong, 17, of Wichita, Kan., a senior at Wichita South High School, is the founder and director of “ICTeens in Mind,” a student group that works with local schools and organizations to lead activities that promote mental health for teens at home, at school and in the community. Ngoc, who felt fortunate to have a strong support system after his mother’s death, is dedicated to fighting the stigma other teens experience when facing their own mental health challenges.