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Distinguished Finalist

Casey Schaeffer

Yardley, Pennsylvania

Casey Schaeffer, 16, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, a sophomore at Pennsbury High School East, started and runs “Full Heart,” which encourages young people to get involved in their community through service events and fundraising activities; through her organization, Casey has helped raise more than $20,000 to benefit a variety of causes. For her annual Full Heart kids carnival, Casey hosts spirit nights, helps secure sponsors and volunteers, handles logistics and spreads awareness of her cause.