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Distinguished Finalist

Paloma Palomino

Royal Oak, Michigan

Paloma Palomino, 14, of Royal Oak, Michigan, an eighth-grader at Academy of the Sacred Heart, started a project to spread awareness about “period poverty,” the lack of access to feminine hygiene products for women in need; she gave an informational presentation at a school assembly and collected and donated feminine hygiene products to a local shelter. Paloma started her project after reading about the high number of women who have to miss work or school due to lack of access to basic hygiene products.