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Distinguished Finalist

Allison Heath

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Allison Heath, 17, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a senior at Bloomfield Hills High School, developed a program that offers music-loaded iPod shuffles to 1,500 patients a month at a Detroit cancer institute, providing comfort and distraction during treatments. A long-time volunteer and student researcher with the institute, Allison also developed a behavioral study to measure the impact of music on cancer treatment.