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Distinguished Finalist

Quinn Raffo

Craigsville, West Virginia

Quinn Raffo, 14, of Craigsville, W.Va., a freshman at Richwood High School, is the founder of “Hunger Heroes,” a program that distributes weekly backpacks filled with food during the summer to ensure that local students in need have enough to eat. Quinn has raised nearly $15,000 and recruited volunteers to support her backpack program, which has distributed more than 8,000 meals over the past three years.