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Distinguished Finalist

Kyndell Geddis

Washington, District Of Columbia

Kyndell Geddis, 17, of Washington, D.C., a senior at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, regularly volunteers her time at So Others May Eat (S.O.M.E.), a community-based organization that provides meals to people experiencing poverty or homelessness. Along with completing volunteer shifts, which include cooking, serving drinks and washing dishes, Kyndell spreads awareness about S.O.M.E.’s mission and has inspired her peers to volunteer with her.