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Distinguished Finalist

Olivia Brammer

Burnsville, Minnesota

Olivia Brammer, 17, of Burnsville, Minn., a senior at Burnsville High School, has served as a member of her city’s parks and natural resources commission, the president of her school’s youth service advisory council and a mentor for at-risk middle level students – and that’s just a few of her volunteer activities. As house manager for her school’s performing arts center, a role she’s held since sophomore year, Olivia started a program there that has recycled more than 7,000 tickets, cups and other paper and plastic items so far.