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Distinguished Finalist

Lauren Yang

Sugar Land, Texas

Lauren Yang, 16, of Sugar Land, Texas, a junior at Dulles High School, founded a Houston chapter of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, and has led her club in raising more than $23,000 to provide feminine hygiene products, bicycles and other essential support for adolescent girls in need overseas. Over the past two years, Lauren has organized more than 20 fundraising and service events and recruited more than 50 girls from across Houston to support her club’s mission.