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Distinguished Finalist

Duha Aishah

Hoover, Alabama

Duha Aishah, 18, of Hoover, Ala., a senior at Islamic Academy of Alabama, founded a program that sponsors six orphaned children around the world, providing clothing, meals, education and vaccinations, as well as an allowance for toys; she has enlisted more than 200 of her fellow students to help with the project. She also co-founded her school’s humanitarian club, which mobilizes students to clean the school and neighborhood, fundraise, visit nursing homes and feed homeless people.