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Distinguished Finalist

Annika Marks

Rio Grande, New Jersey

Annika Marks, 17, of Rio Grande, N.J., a junior at Wildwood Catholic High School, has conducted an annual paper drive during the West Cape May Christmas Parade since 2010, gathering toilet paper, tissues and paper towels for people in her community who cannot afford to buy them. Annika and classmates push shopping carts along the parade route each year and now collect enough paper products from spectators to stock two food pantries for an entire year.