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Distinguished Finalist

Samiya Sajid

Ballwin, Missouri

Samiya Sajid, 16, of Ballwin, Missouri, a junior at Al-Salam Day School, held a talent show at school to inspire school pride and to benefit a Muslim education fund; her efforts included soliciting donations from local businesses, coordinating a marketing campaign, holding auditions and hosting the show. Samiya also helped set up a stall at the event that sold bracelets to donate money to address the Syrian refugee crisis.