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Distinguished Finalist

Therese Boling

Castalian Springs, Tennessee

Therese Boling, 11, of Castalian Springs, Tenn., a fifth-grader at Union Elementary STEM and Demonstration School, partnered with Nashville's Children Theatre to create “Let’s Run Kids,” a shoe drive for children in need in her local community. To help support her mission, Therese has also connected with local schools, churches and a soccer club, in hopes of providing children access to the shoes they need.