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Distinguished Finalist

Heather McOmber

Sammamish, Washington

Heather McOmber, 18, of Sammamish, Wash., nominated by the Sammamish Community YMCA and a senior at Eastlake High School, has worked with friends for the past five years to help feed and provide supplies to schools in the Philippines, after their initial effort organizing a benefit concert for a community affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Heather also helped raise money and assemble oral hygiene kits for children in Ecuador and has collected and assembled school supplies for refugee students in her community.