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Distinguished Finalist

Katherine Greene

Matthews, North Carolina

Katherine Greene, 18, of Matthews, North Carolina, a senior at Covenant Day School, founded “Katie’s Kidz,” which has collected and donated more than 50,000 gifts for hospitalized children since 2007; her efforts include soliciting donations from businesses, running toy drives, designing mailing campaign letters and delivering gifts to 16 hospitals. This past year, Katherine recruited nearly 100 volunteers to participate in an annual packing day to sort, inventory and pack more than 7,000 toys.