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Distinguished Finalist

Grace Sun

Shreveport, Louisiana

Grace Sun, 17, of Shreveport, La., a junior at Caddo Parish Magnet High School, founded and runs "Spread the Success," rallying more than 80 peers to help tutor 40 elementary and middle school students at the VOA LightHouse after-school program, and also serve dinner and read books one-on-one with children at the Providence House homeless shelter. Through their efforts, Grace and her fellow students serve as role models, helping the children develop confidence and other vital life skills.