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Distinguished Finalist

Zoe Valladares

Washington, District Of Columbia

Zoe Valladares, 17, of Washington, D.C., a senior at Washington Leadership Academy, organized a service project as the leader of her school’s bike club, in which she and her classmates refurbished and donated 11 bicycles to the National Center for Children and Families. As part of this project, Zoe collected bike donations, helped secure additional funding, taught peers about bike safety and mechanics, and delivered the refurbished bikes.