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Distinguished Finalist

Dawt Par

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dawt Par, 19, of Milwaukee, Wis., a senior at South Division High School, has dedicated hundreds of hours to supporting the Burmese community in the U.S. and Burma since coming to America as a refugee three years ago, participating in a variety of charitable initiatives as a youth leader with her church. Dawt’s youth group has led fundraisers to support scholarship funds, orphanages and other initiatives run by Burmese churches; they also cleaned houses in exchange for donations after a major flood in the city of Hakha.