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Distinguished Finalist

Amelia Thomas

Reeves, Louisiana

Amelia Thomas, 13, of Reeves, Louisiana, a member of Allen Parish 4-H and a seventh-grader at Bella Claire Gifted And Talented School, has distributed more than 800 St. Michael prayer medals, prayer cards and thank you cards to police officers in her community; she also regularly sends appreciation letters to police precincts to thank officers for their service. Amelia uses social media to spread awareness of her project and encourage others to show their appreciation for law enforcement officers, too.