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Distinguished Finalist

Karagan Weld

Helotes, Texas

Karagan Weld, 17, of Helotes, Texas, a member of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and a senior at Legacy of Educational Excellence (LEE) High School, spent hundreds of hours successfully lobbying for the Texas cyberbullying legislation David’s Law by speaking at public events, schools, PTA meetings and with state lawmakers. Impacted by the suicide of the San Antonio teen the bill was named for, and by her own experiences being cyberbullied, Karagan gave oral and written testimony on the state senate floor to spread awareness of the toxic effects of cyberbullying.