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Distinguished Finalist

Emma Dillon

Franklin, Indiana

Emma Dillon, 18, of Franklin, Indiana, a senior at Franklin Community High School, created and runs “Emma’s Bows,” through which she makes and sells hair bows and jewelry; over the past six years, she has donated more than $45,000 from her business to a variety of national and local organizations. Emma, who is deaf, was first inspired to start her service activity by her teacher for the deaf, who died from cancer in 2016.