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Distinguished Finalist

Meghan Vizzard

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Meghan Vizzard, 18, of Mount Laurel, N.J., a senior at Lenape High School, is the founder of “Cozies 4 Chemo,” a nonprofit that has led volunteers in creating more than 6,500 blankets for people undergoing cancer treatment. Meghan, inspired to start the initiative after making her cousin a much-loved blanket while she was undergoing chemotherapy, solicits community support for her cause by planning and leading blanket-making events and recruiting for the program’s annual 5K fun run.