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Distinguished Finalist

Shaylynn Sharpe

Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Shaylynn Sharpe, 15, of Kings Mountain, N.C., a freshman at Cleveland County Early College High School, leads “Leggings of Love,” an initiative that has provided care packages to 40 kids served by the Children’s Miracle Network. Inspired by the story of a local girl hospitalized far from home, Shaylynn has worked with her family, with the support of more than 2,000 contributors, to provide hospitalized kids with pairs of leggings and other treats.