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Distinguished Finalist

Shanzeh Sheikh

Marietta, Georgia

Shanzeh Sheikh, 17, of Marietta, Ga., a member of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and a junior at The Walker School, has educated students and teachers in Georgia and Pakistan about the importance of vaccinations to prevent meningitis and polio. Shanzeh delivered a presentation about the subject to 400 students and faculty members at her school, and distributed informational brochures to 18 regional high schools and to a school in rural Pakistan, where polio is still prevalent.