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Distinguished Finalist

Teagen Nicholes

Minot, North Dakota

Teagen Nicholes, 13, of Minot, North Dakota, an eighth-grader at Erik Ramstad Middle School, established a food pantry at his middle school; along with contacting local businesses for financial support, he spread awareness about food insecurity and organized several school-wide activities to raise funds and donations. Teagen also helped stock the pantry shelves and recorded an automated phone message that was delivered to families to let them know how to access the food pantry.