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Distinguished Finalist

Shayla Montgomery

Milwaukie, Oregon

Shayla Montgomery, 16, of Milwaukie, Ore., a sophomore at Clackamas Middle College, has reached thousands of people with messages about recognizing and resolving bullying with “#STANDUP,” an awareness-raising campaign inspired by her own experience being bullied. In addition to her campaign, which has involved social media outreach and school presentations, Shayla has also been an active volunteer with the anti-bullying initiative Continue to Find Kindness.