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Distinguished Finalist

Rylea Fields

Mansfield, Texas

Rylea Fields, 14, of Mansfield, Texas, a freshman at Mansfield Legacy High School, is the founder of “Rylea’s Ribbons,” which has donated and sold thousands of hair ribbons to benefit a variety of organizations, including local and national shelters and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Rylea was inspired to start making and donating ribbons in the second grade, after hearing the story of a classmate who had experienced homelessness.