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Distinguished Finalist

Emma Watts

Pocatello, Idaho

Emma Watts, 17, of Pocatello, Idaho, a senior at Century High School, is a project manager for Youth Activism Society (YAS), which encourages local teens to participate in community service; through this organization, she has helped raise more than $4,000 to help fight food insecurity in southeastern Idaho. Along with spreading awareness of community issues, Emma helped establish partnerships with local businesses and solicited donations to benefit an Eastern Idaho food bank and the Idaho Kidney Institute.