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Distinguished Finalist

Alyssa Thomas

Marshville, North Carolina

Alyssa Thomas, 17, of Marshville, North Carolina, a senior at Piedmont High School, started and runs “G.R.A.C.E. (God Reaches All through Compassion and Encouragement),” through which she has collected and donated food, hygiene supplies and clothing for people in need, both locally and internationally; her efforts include running drives, hosting events and organizing emotional support groups in her community. Alyssa has also participated in mission trips to nine Caribbean countries.