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Distinguished Finalist

Stephanie Santilli

Philippi, West Virginia

Stephanie Santilli, 15, of Philippi, W.Va., a member of Barbour County 4-H and a freshman at Notre Dame High School, is a dedicated member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, spreading awareness of the disease by coordinating events, writing letters, making calls, participating in media interviews, and connecting with local and national lawmakers. Stephanie was inspired to become involved in this cause after the death of her uncle, who died from pancreatic cancer when she was young.