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Distinguished Finalist

Isabelle Choi

Laurel, Maryland

Isabelle Choi, 17, of Laurel, Maryland, a senior at Reservoir High School, volunteers her time at the Good Spoon Urban Ministry, a nonprofit organization that benefits people experiencing homelessness in Maryland and Virginia; she distributes food packages and clothing, runs free medical clinics, translates materials in Spanish and Korean and has contributed to the Korea-U.S. National Prayer Breakfast. Isabelle was inspired to start her volunteer project after learning about the high rate of homelessness in Baltimore.