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Distinguished Finalist

Elayna Hasty

Angola , Indiana

Elayna Hasty, 18, of Angola, Indiana, a senior at Angola High School, created and runs “G.A.B. Girls (Girls Against Bullying Girls),” a nonprofit that helps combat childhood bullying through education and support; she has reached more than 1,700 students through 75 workshops and regularly answers emails and letters from program participants. Elayna was inspired to start her nonprofit to support other girls after she and a classmate experienced bullying.