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Distinguished Finalist

Morgan Scherrer

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Morgan Scherrer, 17, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., a senior at Mountain Vista High School, helps save lives and find missing people as a lieutenant and trainer for Colorado’s Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, a high school–based search and rescue team. Trained to perform rescues in numerous terrains including mountains, fires and avalanches, she has more than 2,300 hours of accumulated community service and is on call 24/7 with 911, working directly with local police officers, firefighters and victims’ families.