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Distinguished Finalist

Madelyn David

Middletown, Delaware

Madelyn David, 16, of Middletown, Delaware, a junior at St. Georges Technical High School, developed “Project Read 2 Me” to improve literacy in her community; in addition to hosting events, Madelyn spread awareness about her campaign, distributed stuffed animals for children to read to, and built a Little Free Library where people can donate and take books. Madelyn also built a website and used social media to encourage people to pledge to read aloud to others on a regular basis.