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Distinguished Finalist

Kayla Bright

Middletown, Delaware

Kayla Bright, 16, of Middletown, Del., a junior at MOT Charter High School, is a senior cadet-member at the Delaware City Volunteer Fire Company, where she helps people involved in medical or disaster situations and assists new cadets during their training. Inspired by her great-grandfather, who served in the department for 75 years, Kayla joined the moment she was eligible at age 14; she has taken numerous classes to develop her skills in firefighting, vehicle rescue, hazmat awareness and more.