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Distinguished Finalist

Abigail Weiler

Springfield, Missouri

Abigail Weiler, 16, of Springfield, Mo., a sophomore at Central High School, has been volunteering since fall 2016 with her local teen court program, helping to provide constructive sentences for teenage first-time offenders. Abigail, whose role has advanced from court clerk to lawyer, has provided services ranging from swearing in juries and interviewing offenders to weighing in on sentences, helping teens learn from their mistakes and move on with their lives.