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Distinguished Finalist

Rodney Wilson

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Rodney Wilson, 17, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., a senior at Socastee High School, helped his community prepare for hurricane flooding by helping homeowners move furniture and irreplaceable belongings, as well as filling and delivering many thousands of sandbags. Rodney helped recruit several hundred volunteers, including 200 of his high school classmates, for this three-day operation through word of mouth and social media.