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Distinguished Finalist

Ava Ramsey

Peoria, Illinois

Ava Ramsey, 17, of Peoria, Illinois, a senior at Peoria Christian School, has volunteered hundreds of hours of her time working with middle school students in her community’s drama program; her efforts include creating and teaching choreography, teaching technique, making props, managing lighting and sound and recruiting other volunteers. Ava, who has participated in drama herself, was inspired to start this volunteer activity by her mother and grandmother, who share her passion for the arts.