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Distinguished Finalist

Natalie Fraser

Anchorage, Alaska

Natalie Fraser, 18, of Anchorage, Alaska, a senior at West High School, is the founder and co-chair of “Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling (MHATS),” a student group that promotes mental health awareness through personal storytelling. Along with participating in group sessions, Natalie and other MHAT members hosted a live storytelling show, appeared on Alaska public radio, presented at youth leadership conferences and spoke in front of state lawmakers to support related healthcare legislation.