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Distinguished Finalist

Marlie McClung

Tishomingo, Mississippi

Marlie McClung, 16, of Tishomingo, Miss., a junior at Belmont High School, serves as a youth leader in working to prevent students from using tobacco and encourage existing users to kick the habit. As a member of the Youth Advocacy Team of Tishomingo County, she serves as an ambassador sharing information with students in her hometown schools; she also helped inspire 200 students to commit to staying away from tobacco and related products as part of “Kick Butts Day.”