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Distinguished Finalist

Katelyn Higgins

Winterville, North Carolina

Katelyn Higgins, 18, of Winterville, N.C., a senior at South Central High School, played a key role in an initiative that’s engaged hundreds of middle school students throughout the state in water quality testing activities, and used her experience to consult on the construction of a water science lab at a local nature center. Katelyn has also served with the youth leadership council of the environmental nonprofit EarthEcho International.