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Distinguished Finalist

Isabelle Melton

Helena, Montana

Isabelle Melton, 17, of Helena, Mont., a junior at Capital High School, started a collection program that has distributed more than 200 pairs of shoes and other gear to young soccer players in her community to ensure that all kids, including those whose families can’t afford cleats, are properly outfitted to succeed on the field. Isabelle, a long-time volunteer soccer coach, cleans and organizes the donated gear and then puts it in a bin at the Helena Youth Soccer Association fields, where kids can sort through and take whatever they need.