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Distinguished Finalist

Alina Guyon

Seattle, Washington

Alina Guyon, 17, of Seattle, Wash., a senior at Holy Names Academy, has collected 10,000 books and established free lending libraries at a refugee camp in Uganda, a red-light district in India and a women and children’s shelter in Seattle. From securing grants and creating a business plan to shipping prefabricated buildings and books, Alina worked on nearly every aspect of creating these libraries to provide books and educational resources to underserved populations.