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Distinguished Finalist

Sarah Ackels

West Simsbury, Connecticut

Sarah Ackels, 17, of West Simsbury, Connecticut, a senior at Simsbury High School, founded and runs “Sarah Stops Hunger,” a nonprofit organization that has raised more than $30,000 and distributed more than 125,000 bagged meals to women and children. Sarah’s efforts include partnering with local and national businesses and organizations, spreading awareness of the organization’s mission, planning events, recruiting and training volunteers, and assembling meals.