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Distinguished Finalist

Amorelle Upton

Fargo, North Dakota

Amorelle Upton, 18, of Fargo, North Dakota, a senior at Davies High School, has raised more than $1,200 to benefit the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center; over the course of a year, she secured donations from local businesses, hosted several fundraising events and sent more than 300 letters soliciting support from her local community. Amorelle also started a mental health club in her high school, and shares her personal experience with dating abuse to spread awareness of the impact of toxic relationships.