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Distinguished Finalist

Olivia Barboza

Cumberland, Rhode Island

Olivia Barboza, 17, of Cumberland, R.I., a senior at Cumberland High School, recruited volunteers to help her create and send 62 menstrual hygiene care kits for female students attending school in rural Northern Ghana. Olivia also raised money for a health care educator to teach the recipients about menstrual health, and hopes the care kits empower girls to continue attending school and complete their education.