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Distinguished Finalist

Lydia O'Nan

Ashland, Kentucky

Lydia O'Nan, 17, of Ashland, Ky., a senior at Paul G. Blazer High School, is the founder of “Hunger Knows No Holiday,” a program that works with local churches to provide bagged lunches to the hungry on days when the community kitchen is closed. Lydia’s program, which feeds about 150 people on each of several holidays and school snow days, has also been adopted by Rotary clubs to feed the hungry in other Kentucky communities.