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Distinguished Finalist

Lane Bogle

Valley Springs , Arkansas

Lane Bogle, 18, of Valley Springs, Ark., a senior at Valley Springs High School, started a mentoring program called “Tiger Encouragers” to meet weekly with more than 100 at-risk elementary students, tutoring and working on social skills; the program has grown to 30 mentors and 30 “Tiny Tigers,” and teachers have reported an improvement in grades, self-confidence and social skills among the students in the program. She also volunteers in her school food pantry.