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Distinguished Finalist

Malika Rawal

Charlotte, North Carolina

Malika Rawal, 16, of Charlotte, N.C., a sophomore at Providence Day School, is the founder and director of the “HelpHygiene Foundation,” a hygiene education initiative and supply drive that’s raised more than $15,000 and donated thousands of toiletries and pairs of shoes for people living in poverty in Charlotte and abroad. Malika estimates that more than 3,200 families in need have been impacted by her foundation’s efforts.