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Distinguished Finalist

Elisabeth Hansen

Lincoln, Nebraska

Elisabeth Hansen, 15, of Lincoln, Neb., a sophomore at Pius X High School, has been an active volunteer for the past five years with FoodNet, where she hauls, sorts and distributes donations of recently-expired groceries to feed the hungry in her community. Elisabeth has also volunteered for three years with the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center, teaching young participants skills ranging from archery to outdoor cooking to shelter-building.