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Distinguished Finalist

Madison Roy

Louisville, Kentucky

Madison Roy, 17, of Louisville, Kentucky, a senior at Whitefield Academy, started and runs “Read With Me,” a literacy program designed to help elementary and middle school students improve their reading skills; through this program, she has collected and redistributed more than 6,800 new and gently used books. Along with spreading awareness of her initiative, Madison has also hosted numerous events, including book giveaways, reading camps, read-ins and a field trip.