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Distinguished Finalist

Garvey Blackwell

Yuma, Arizona

Garvey Blackwell, 16, of Yuma, Arizona, a member of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and a junior at Yuma Academy- Homeschool, is dedicated to helping other teenagers volunteer in their local community; she organized “The Nucleus,” an expo that highlighted volunteer opportunities at nearly 40 organizations in her area. The expo attracted more than 250 attendees, and participating organizations received 500 pledges from new volunteers.