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Distinguished Finalist

Claire Grace

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Claire Grace, 16, of Stillwater, Okla., a junior at Stillwater High School, founded the “Show Compassion Foundation,” an organization that educates people about the importance of showing compassion and inclusivity towards those with special needs. Inspired by her sister, who has a unique chromosomal arrangement, Claire raised money through benefit concerts, served as an educational speaker and established three grants for organizations offering social opportunities for people with special needs.