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Distinguished Finalist

Michael Murray

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Michael Murray, 17, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, a senior at Lake Oswego High School, founded and runs a food pantry that has provided more than 34,000 meals to people in his community; to do so, he secured a location for the pantry, solicited and organized donations, partnered with local businesses and recruited volunteers. Michael was inspired to start this initiative after learning about the high number of students in his school experiencing food insecurity.