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Distinguished Finalist

Annalyse Dissinger

Findlay, Ohio

Annalyse Dissinger, 17, of Findlay, Ohio, a member of Hancock County 4-H and a junior at Sugar Maple Lane Christian Academy, led an initiative that’s created 215 handmade dresses and gathered 106 donated dresses for the Dress a Girl Around the World campaign. Over the past two years, Annalyse mobilized about 100 volunteers during her four community sewing days, and inspired fellow members of a fashion board to implement sewing days of their own; she and her mother have made 145 dresses themselves.