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Distinguished Finalist

Katherine Smith

Los Lunas, New Mexico

Katherine Smith, 16, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, a sophomore at St. Pius X High School, volunteers at Locker #505, a nonprofit organization that gives clothing to children in need; along with serving as a junior board member, she has collected more than 600 pairs of shoes and continually helps fundraise, organize events and solicit donations from businesses. Katherine is also organizing “30 Ways in 30 Days,” an initiative that will help students at her school explore different ways to volunteer in the local community.