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Distinguished Finalist

Marin Gray

Roseburg, Oregon

Marin Gray, 14, of Roseburg, Ore., a freshman at Roseburg High School, is an active volunteer with the anti-bullying platform BRAVE (Building Respect and Values for Everyone), founding two initiatives called "BRAVE World" and "BRAVE Heroes" through which she's organized informational campaigns, cultural fairs and an essay contest honoring veterans. After the library system in Marin’s community closed, she also created "Kindle a Love of Reading," an initiative that raised money for and donated Kindle e-readers to local schools.