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Distinguished Finalist

Kathryn Flemming

Creve Coeur, Missouri

Kathryn Flemming, 17, of Creve Coeur, Mo., a senior at MICDS-Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, created “Katie’s Books for Kids,” an initiative that has donated more than 5,000 books to patients at children’s hospitals and allows pediatric patients to take books home with them when they are released. Kathryn was inspired to start the initiative by her experience as a regular at hospitals throughout her life, after being born with four incurable blood platelet disorders.