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Distinguished Finalist

Daniela Tejada

Plantation, Florida

Daniela Tejada, 16, of Plantation, Florida, a junior at Pine Crest School, founded the “Meds4Kidz Foundation,” a nonprofit that donates medicine and urgent care supplies to benefit children in need in Bolivia; her efforts including making and selling bracelets, organizing a fundraising 5K race and securing partnerships from local businesses. Daniela also also held drives to support hurricane relief in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.